You don’t need to be a tennis fan to enjoy Wimbledon, a quintessentially British experience of sipping chilled Pimms, nibbling on strawberries and watching the world’s top tennis players battle it out on Centre Court.
For overseas visitors, there is an overseas ballot. Alternatively, Ticketmaster is the official agent for Wimbledon sales. Tickets start at around £25 for entry to the grounds. This allows you entry to the outside courts (4-12) which can feature excellent matches in the early days of the tournament so is a good-value way of soaking up the atmosphere. Alternatively, several hundred Centre Court and Court number 3 are sold online on the day before play via Ticketmaster.
If you’re happy to queue on the day, a limited number of tickets are available on the day for Centre Court and courts number 1 and 2 and several thousand Grounds Passes are also available. Queues can start from as early as 6am, with some super-keen fans queueing and camping from the previous evening.
The last option is to buy a ‘Return’, available from mid-afternoon. This is a very affordable way of watching some world-class tennis.
Visit the Wimbledon Tennis Championships website for more information and details on obtaining tickets and visiting Wimbledon.
Tennis at The Queen’s Club
Still on a tennis theme, the Queen’s Club is home to the Aegon Championships (18-24 June), generally seen as the ‘warm-up’ for Wimbledon. The line-up for 2017 included Del Potro, Raonic, Nick Kyrgios, Nadal and Andy Murray. Established in 1886, The Queen’s Club is in the heart of West Kensington.