Amanda Gegg, June 2018
I think it’s fair to say that the month of July is one of the best times of year to visit London. Not only is it the perfect opportunity to experience our magnificent summertime, but it also sees the city transform in to a quintessentially British sports hub, thanks to the world-famous Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
If you haven’t visited London when Wimbledon is on then you’re in for a real treat. And the best part is you don’t even have to have tickets to go and watch it live because there are so many places you can pull up a chair to watch Murray do his thing and, of course, bust out the Pimm’s and lemonade.
‘Murray Mound’ a.k.a. ‘Henman Hill’ (Wimbledon Tennis Club)
Situated right next to Court 1 at Wimbledon, this really is one of the best viewpoints in the country for any major tennis match. The only catch is you will need to get your hands on grounds tickets, which cost £25 and tend to sell out pretty quickly.
Wimbledon Piazza (Wimbledon Town Centre)
If you’re not able to track down any grounds tickets then fear not, Wimbledon Town Centre transforms every year in to a viewing point for enthusiasts, with comfy deckchairs and a nice big screen.
Granary Square (King’s Cross)
Lovably named ‘Strawberries and Screen’, anyone who finds themselves in the King’s Cross area when Wimbledon is on should check out their giant screen, complete with bright orange deckchairs to make it that bit more memorable.
Cardinal Place (Victoria)
Unbeknownst to some, there is actually a gorgeous roof garden on the top of Cardinal Place shopping centre, which transforms every year in to a Wimbledon-themed viewing hub complete with its own big screen.
The Refinery (Bankside)
The Refinery bar have made something of an artform of their Wimbledon screenings, even boasting a customised caravan with a built-in screen on the side. This is definitely a place to enjoy the tennis in style.
BST Hyde Park
From the 9th-12th July the British Summer Time Hyde Park festival will open its doors for free to the general public and will even have a specialised screen for Wimbledon matches
The Dickens Inn (St. Katharine’s Docks)
The Dickens Inn really is more than just your average pub, boasting 5 screens for you to soak up the Wimbledon action, that’s if you’re not over at the main screen on St. Katharine’s Docks.
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