Gearing up for Wimbledon but missed out on tickets? Not to worry, you can catch the season’s main event across London with C&TH’s top places to catch the game. Grab the kids, grandparents and dog and head out for a day of Pimms, tennis and sun (hopefully)…
Stay close to the action in Wimbledon and head into the heart of Wimbledon Village to The Fire Stables. Situated only 200m from centre court, you will be still be at the heart of the action. With it’s cosy interiors, freshly made food, and signature tipples, this is one of the best places to be. Whether you are unwinding after a day on the courts or just missed out on tickets, grab some champagne and raise your glass.
Situated just around the corner from the tennis club, and with décor inspired by the coveted Wimbledon sponsors, this is great place to sit back and watch the Wimbledon events from the big screens. With a Perrier-Jouet pop-up in the conservatory and Absolut Elyx cocktails available, you won’t be short of things to drink, but make-sure you line your tummy with one of their Burger Shack burgers.
The Alexandra in SW19 is teaming up with Love Wimbledon to host some Wimbledon inspired activities. It will include the return of NOSH @ The Place, which will showcase some of Wimbledon’s most exciting street food eateries and musicians. So wander around and soak up the tennis atmosphere with a feast in the sunshine or a beer in the beer garden. There will even be a big screen showing of the Championships in the Piazza.
Missed out on Wimbledon tickets? Don’t fret, head over to Richard Corrigan’s Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill, one of London’s oldest, and feel as if you are front row with their live screening. Enjoy a bite from the Wimbledon themed menu, and make sure you wash it down with one of their Wimbledon themed drinks, including the Deuce.
Showing all the action from Centre Court, it will feel as if you are on the court yourself. Making a return to New Street Square, Landsec is showing all the Wimbledon matches, with Wimbledon inspired street food and cocktails readily available, you will find lots going on. There will be deckchairs and Union Jack pillows, and plenty of atmosphere to go around.
Delight in all the Wimbledon court action at The Refinery Bankside on their deck chair clad and giant screen dotted terrace. There is a pop-up bar serving up a delicious Wimbledon themed Strawberries and Crème cocktail, while for those who prefer a beer, there is a Peroni pop-up serving up a zesty Peroni Ambra. Grab your friends, sit back, soak up some sun and enjoy this wonderfully British event. Advanced bookings are recommended so don’t miss out!
It is game, set and match from One New Change as they show you all the action from Wimbledon on their Roof Terrace. With views overlooking St Paul’s and deck chairs dotted around, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the sun. Pack a picnic, grab a blanket and get ready to watch the UK’s biggest tennis event – it will feel as if you are on centre court next to Murray himself.
Making a triumphant return, Strawberries and Screen will be showing the Wimbledon finals in Duke of York Square. Grab a a blanket, picnic and Pimms from Partirdges pop-up bar, and get comfy for the nail biting finale. This is the perfect place to be, and the kids will have a blast, with a professional tennis coach offering lessons, so your little ones won’t get bored.
Why not stay close to the main event at The Rose and Crown? Sit back with a G&T from their new Gin Palace, featuring a very Wimbledon gin cocktail with some strawberries and black pepper. If that tipple isn’t to your liking consult the Wimbledon Brewery, who will be serving up beers inside the pop-up marquee, including the delightful ‘SW19’.
Escape the madness of Murray Hill and head into the quiet and leafy South Ealing and pay a visit to Ealing Park Tavern. Showing all the action from Wimbledon, you can really get into the swing of things a book the room for an exclusive Wimbledon party. A lovely place to kick back with a Pimms or beer in hand and enjoy all the action.
Recipe: Edgerton Pink Smash Cocktail
Fancy staying at home? Bring the tennis to you with our exclusive Wimbledon inspired cocktail in collaboration with Edgerton Pink Gin.
1/4 cup Edgerton Pink Gin
2 lime wedges
2x 1 inch cucumber
1 hulled strawberry
1 tbsp simple syrup
1.5 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Strawberry for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the lime wedges, cucumber, strawberry, simple syrup and balsamic. Add in your gin & mix. Pour into a glass that is half full of crushed ice. Stir, add more ice and garnish with a strawberry.