When do you know Summer has arrived in London? Longer, warmer days, unpleasantly hot tube journeys, or when you catch all the Wimbledon action and enjoy bountiful strawberries and cream?! We think, yes!
For over 135 years, the Championships have been held in London, but it’s not always the easiest to get a hotly contested ticket! Brits love nothing more than to queue, and it truly is a national pastime, and the Wimbledon queue is no exception – if that’s not your thing, check out the many live sites throughout the city – here are our top picks!
But first, where’s the best place in town for Strawberries and Cream?
Our top pick is the iconic Trafalgar Tavern in Royal Greenwich, the quintessential British riverside tavern perched on the banks of the Thames. What makes these Strawberries and cream so delicious? Not just the lashings of freshly whipped cream, but it has added meringue and sorbet that really makes it next-level indulgence!
The top Wimbledon live sites in London
Strawberries & Screen, Chelsea
Head over to Chelsea’s Duke of York Square, where Strawberries & Screen brings a park viewing experience with plenty of pop up bars for Pimms and Strawberries and cream! VIP seating is on offer, too, for those who want to get as close to the action as possible.
St James’s Market, St James’s
Settle in with a drink and some takeaway from nearby restaurants, and you’re all set for amazing Wimbledon action. With a bigger-than-big screen and comfy chairs at St James’s Market – you’re all set.
Big Screen at Merchant Square, Paddington
A great free viewing spot, open daily from 11 am, practically on the canal in Paddington is Marchant Square. No booking is required, test your tennis game on-site and enjoy al-fresco cocktails from the pop-up bar.
Screen on the Canal, King’s Cross
Not just reserved for movie screenings, head down to this iconic location on the canal. Another great free spot, but be quick, as you can’t reserve a spot here!
Want more Wimbledon action?
Check out TimeOut London’s ultimate guide to what’s on during the Championships!
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