Wimbledon fever is about to sweep over London for two weeks of exhilarating tennis, strawberries and cream and plenty of Pimm's. Below we detail the London House top picks of places to watch Wimbledon.
Wimbledon At Vinegar Yard, London Bridge
From 3 July, Vinegar Yard – one of the best outdoor terraces in London Bridge– will be showing all Wimbledon games on its huge screen. Dedicated tennis fans can immerse themselves in the Wimbledon spirit whilst sipping on pints with a slice from resident pizza specialists, Bad Boy Pizza Society, in hand.
Wimbledon At Hackney Bridge, Hackney Wick
For East London tennis fans, Hackney Wick’s newest outdoor venue, Hackney Bridge, will be showing all games from 3-16 July on its massive screen in the landscaped garden overlooking the canal. As one of the biggest beer gardens in the capital, this is a great spot to watch all the tennis drama unfold with long tables for alfresco drinking, as well as street food from a selection of independent traders.
Wimbledon At Eccleston Yards, Belgravia
Giant al fresco screenings of the championships are returning to Eccleston Yards for a summer of sport. From 3-16 July, more than 100 seats will be available across the central London courtyard, where visitors can pull up a comfy beanbag, deck chair or picnic bench and soak up the atmosphere in style with on-court action live from 11am until 8pm throughout the tournament.
Wimbledon At Merchant Square, Paddington
West Londoners can catch all the latest tennis action for free on the open-air screen at Merchant Square. All the matches from London’s grand slam will be shown live from 11am from 3-16 July by the picturesque canal at Paddington Basin. Simply turn up and grab a perfectly-positioned deck chair to watch the games in comfort on the large outdoor screen, or bring a picnic blanket and grab a spot on the lawn to enjoy the championships in the sun.
Wimbledon At Duke Of York Square, Chelsea
Tennis fans who haven’t got the willpower to queue for Murray Mound should pack a picnic and head to these free outdoor screenings of Wimbledon in Duke of York square. Catch the tennis men’s semi-finals and men and women’s finals on July 8-10. Settle down for the match with a picnic hamper from Partridges, or grab some strawberres and cream from one of the pop-up stalls. There’ll also be a bar selling Pimms and a professional tennis coach will be on hand to help you perfect your backhand.
Wimbledon At Portman Square Garden, Marylebone
Watch the Wimbledon balls fly from the pleasant surrounds of Portman Square Garden, which is usually residents-only but will be opening this July for a series of free events. Pimms and strawberries and cream will be on sale to keep energy levels up, entry is free but capacity is limited, so arrive early.
Wimbledon At Covent Garden Market, Covent Garden
This summer, Covent Garden’s putting up a big screen to show Wimbledon within a stone’s throw of the tournament's official outfitter, Polo Ralph Lauren. Go along to soak up atmos, provided that you’re willing to duke it out with tourists and off-duty living statues for a striped deckchair. Grab a Pimms or strawberries and cream from the handy The Crêpe Stop.
Wimbledon at Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair
Brown Hart Gardens is a raised historical terrace, which sits on top of an old electricity substation is a favourite with locals and those who work in the area, all year round. Take a short walk from Bond Street station, climb up the magical steps of this unique space with a garden terrace and seating and enjoy giant screen viewing, a host of food and drink delights offered by Pimms and a delightful white picket fence event area where all the tennis action awaits..