Mark Wallinger

South Wimbledon

118 / 270

Ticket hall

South Wimbledon 118 / 270

The station was opened in 1926 and designed by Charles Holden. Unlike all Holden’s other stations on the Morden Northern line extension, which have angular facades, South Wimbledon has a gently curving frontage. The original plan was to name the station Merton Grove, since it is in the Borough of Merton, but Wimbledon was deemed a classier area and therefore a more attractive name.

Nearby is the Polka Theatre for children.

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Have you seen this artwork? What makes this station or area unique? Please add your comments and recommendations below.

posted by: Mick Tarrant on 19 April 2014 at 8:49 pm

Look for the original roundel that reads “South Wimbledon ( Merton )” Enjoy.

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Artworks are currently installed at the following stations