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The ultimate guide to visiting London for the Wimbledon tennis tournament

July 05, 2019
The Wimbledon tennis tournament is one of the biggest sporting events in the world and every year, south west London is flooded with tennis fans from every corner of the earth. Read our guide to visiting London for the Wimbledon tennis tournament to find out everything you need to know, from where to stay to what to do.

Where to stay

St Mary's Gardens II

Right near Waterloo train station, this apartment is the perfect place to base yourself if you’re in London for the Wimbledon tennis tournament. There is a train from Waterloo every 8 minutes to Wimbledon so you will have easy access to public transport. With two bedrooms and space for four guests, it’s ideal for a small group of tennis fans. Read our guide to apartments near Waterloo train station for more luxury rental opportunities in the area. 

 

The ultimate guide to visiting London for the Wimbledon tennis tournament

Mayfield Avenue II

This stunning four bedroom house in the leafy area of Chiswick is perfect for families visiting London for Wimbledon. Near to Turnham Green tube station which is served by the district line, you’ll be able to travel directly to Wimbledon with ease on the underground. The multi-level property also boasts a stunning garden which is the perfect place to enjoy some strawberries and cream after a long day at Centre Court. 

 

The ultimate guide to visiting London for the Wimbledon tennis tournament

Winchendon Road

This grand four-story vacation rental in Fulham, is all you’ll ever need to enjoy a British holiday in London. The space is ideal for vacationing families, with five bedrooms and four bathrooms. Located in the affluent area of Fulham, you’re within easy walking distance to the tube station that will take you directly to Wimbledon for the tennis. You’re also very close to one of London’s coolest neighbourhoods so you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out and shopping. 

 

The ultimate guide to visiting London for the Wimbledon tennis tournament

What to do 

So you’ve come for the tennis but don’t have a ticket? Fear not, because every year, hundreds of tickets for the tournament are sold on the day. You just have to arrive early and be willing to queue. We recommend joining the queue before 6.30am to secure seats on a good court. If that seems little early for you, then take a seat on the famous Henman Hill in Wimbledon and enjoy watching the world-class tennis on the big screen. Remember to bring champagne and a picnic to really fit in with the locals. 

 

The ultimate guide to visiting London for the Wimbledon tennis tournament

 

When you’re not watching tennis, there are so many amazing things to do in London in the summer. Head to one of the city’s stunning outdoor swimming spots to cool off in the heat or take a look at the schedule for musical festivals in London and head to one of the many parks to dance the night away. 

 

The ultimate guide to visiting London for the Wimbledon tennis tournament

What to eat 

The ultimate guide to visiting London for the Wimbledon tennis tournament

 

Strawberries and cream is the most iconic food that’s eaten at Wimbledon, often washed down with Champagne, but when you’re not watching the tennis there are so many delicious things to eat. From the best cupcakes in London if you have a bit of a sweet tooth, to the best breakfasts and brunches in London. While you’re in the UK you should enjoy a great British tradition and hunt down a Sunday roast. London is home to some of the best Sunday roasts you’re ever likely find so you definitely won’t go hungry. 

 

The ultimate guide to visiting London for the Wimbledon tennis tournament