Without a doubt, Wimbledon is the perfect showcase of Britain’s traditional sporting culture… the champagne will be flowing, strawberries and cream will be in abundance and friends, family and love ones all come together to enjoy what is a wonderfully exciting sport! If you just missed out on your Wimbledon tickets then do not fear! We’ve rounded up some of the best places to catch the games this summer at a much more reasonable price!
Bluebird’s giant outdoor screen will be showing all the action during the Wimbledon fortnight live on the Courtyard from Monday 27th June. There’s nothing better than watching tennis in the heart of Chelsea whilst enjoying a glass of Moet, jugs of Pimms and delicious grub, particularly their BBQ! The fortnight will reach match point on Sunday 10th July for the Men’s Finals where you can enjoy a special 3 course menu created by their Cafe Head Chef, Liam Smith-Lang.
Duke of York Square- Strawberries and Screen
If you can’t nab yourself a table at Bluebird, head down the road to Duke of York Square where they are setting up their “Strawberries & Screen” for Wimbledon 2016! The semi finals will be viewed on Friday the 8th and the finals on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July. So, soak up the tennis with friends, enjoy the excitable atmosphere and bring your picnic blanket with some strawberries and champagne!
The deck chairs will be standing to attention, with a converted caravan as a screen, The Refinery in London Bridge will be packed with eager spectators! So get your jugs of pimm’s at the ready and soak up the bustling, party atmosphere whilst watching the exciting matches!
The Garden Bar -Notting Hill
With a beautiful outdoor garden, the Garden Bar is the perfect place to watch the Wimbledon matches and to celebrate the victories. The popular Garden Bar is sure to be packed with laughter, life and cocktails! So get there early and secure your spot!
Wimbledon at British Summer Time: Hyde Park
British Summer Time Hyde Park is back for a fourth year in 2016 but this is the first time they’ve shown Wimbledon on the big screen. Mid-week, between two weekends of big gigs, Hyde Park becomes Open House – four days of free open-air movie nights and Wimbledon screenings, street food stalls, daytime DJs, live music and entertainment. There are free badminton sessions, ping pong and after school multi-sports for kids and you can join the Gorilla Circus Flying Trapeze School if you fancy a thrill! If all that high-flying gives you a taste for heights, climb to the top of the viewing platform and see London’s skyline from 100ft above the ground – all for absolutely free!
words by Olivia Fantoni