Nothing says summer in London more than the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, but even without a ticket, you can still soak up the excitement of this world-class tournament. Big screens are popping up across the city, so you can catch the Centre Court action while out and about.
Here are five top places to watch Wimbledon outdoors in London…
The Piazza, Covent Garden
Look no further for a big screen than The Piazza in Covent Garden, just moments from our hotel. Scrutinise each serve from the comfort of a stripy deck chair in London’s most vibrant quarter, with world-class shopping, restaurants and cafes on the doorstep.
Murray Mound, Wimbledon
Get within serving distance of Centre Court and cheer on the champions at Wimbledon’s Aorangi Terrace, affectionately known as Murray Mound or Henman Hill. Visitors need a grounds ticket to enter this in-demand area, however there is free entry with screens and deck chairs in Wimbledon Piazza.
Summer by the River Festival, London Bridge City
Summer by the River Festival transforms the riverside into a leafy oasis with free open air screenings, street food and drinks, from London Bridge Pier to City Hall. The iconic Roman-style amphitheatre at City Hall is the place to watch the Wimbledon matches, not too far from the hotel.
Granary Square, King’s Cross
Pick a spot on the grass-covered steps overlooking Regent’s Canal at Granary Square in King’s Cross to watch Wimbledon on the big screen. Make an afternoon of it with gourmet street food, drinks at the prosecco bar and shopping at the new Coal Drops Yard quarter.
Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair
Discover a hidden gem at Brown Hart Gardens in Mayfair, where you can watch the tennis from the comfort of a free deckchair just moments from the designer stores of Bond Street.
BST Hyde Park
British Summer Time Festival offers more than just ticketed concerts – it also hosts free match screenings. Pack a picnic and watch the action unfold against the stunning backdrop of London’s most iconic park.
Get into the Wimbledon spirit with a refreshing glass of Pimm’s and lemonade in the Lobby Bar
or head to Indigo
for Chef Dominic Teague’s Gariguette strawberries with strawberry sorbet and shortbread that happens to be both dairy and gluten free.