Are you a Zimbabwean in London or someone looking to experience Zimbabwean culture in the capital? If so here is where you will find everything that is Zimbabwean in London.
Estimated Zimbabwean population in London: 40,000
Main Areas: Wimbledon, Earlsfield, Southfields, Leyton
Embassy: Zimbabwe House, 429 Strand, London WC2R 0JR
Famous London Stranger's: Duncan Fletcher and Andy Flower (Coaches of the England cricket team). Duncan Fletcher helped England win the Ashes, whilst Andy Flower kept up the good work by guiding them to become the best test team in the world.
Celebrations/Events: Zimfest (Is an annual music carnival in London)
Zimbabweans and London: The Zimbabwean population in London and the UK is one that has grown in recent years and now sits at an estimated 40,000 from all different backgrounds. Most South African stores will usually also cater for Zimbabwean needs but apart from regular protests outside the embassy the community fits into London almost anonymously sitting alongside the South African community except when the ZimFest carnival arrives every year which celebrates Zimbabwe culture in style.
Zimbabwean Restaurants/Bars and Deli's in London
The Wandle (Earlsfield) This is a pub is arguably the best pub in London to watch Springbok games because of the large local South African community in the area. The pub is home to a great beer garden, offers excellent food and always has some sort of entertainment happening whether it be a movie night, sport on TV, live music, pub quiz or their famous steak night.
Limpopo (Acton) Is a South African butchers that will satisfy all your needs from back home. Arguably the best boerewors in London, 14 flavours of biltong, chicken flatties, marinated ribs and a large variety of steaks. If you want exotic meats such as Zebra, Crocodile, Ostrich etc this is your store. They also stock all the other foods, drinks and groceries you miss from home. If you want to have the best Braai in London this year make a visit to Limpopo.
Zimbabwean Services in London
The Zimbabwean: Online newspaper for Zimbabweans living abroad.
Zimbabwean Community Groups/Associations in London
Zimbabwe Association: UK Support for Zimbabwean Asylum seekers.
Zimbabwe Catholic Church: Stoke Newington.
Africa Centre: Based in the heart of London they are the custodians of African Arts and Culture in the UK. They run a lot of music, fashion, arts, film, theatre and literature events.
Zimbabwean Sporting Clubs/Associations in London
London Touch Rugby: Touch Rugby competition based in West London that runs both a mixed and men's competition to help you avoid the Heathrow injection.
Action Netball: Value for money and friendly mixed and women's netball league, run by netballer's for netballer's. Ideal for both individuals or teams looking for a game.
Other Sports playing information: Go to our Playing Sports page.