Wimbledon, whilst being best-known as the home of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships since 1877 and the inspiration behind popular children’s TV show The Wombles, also boasts a rich cultural heritage. Wimbledon theatre is a thriving industry, with the area home to the eighth-largest theatre in London: the New Wimbledon Theatre. The venue primarily houses UK touring productions of musicals and plays, and back in the 60s it debuted shows such as Lionel Bart’s Oliver! and Half a Sixpence starring Tommy Steele before their moves to the West End. Wimbledon is frequently used as a filming location for television dramas and a popular spot for touring plays and musicals. In 2022, tours of hit musicals including Blood Brothers and Everybody's Talking About Jamie mean there’s no shortage of entertainment for residents of this London suburb.