Wimbledon finally made its triumphant return on 28 June after last year's cancellation due to the pandemic, and the HELLO! team have started to make plans to watch all the on-court action.
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The Wimbledon championships are often attended by the UK's finest A-listers, from David and Victoria Beckham, to the Queen, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Although tickets to watch the games IRL are like gold dust, we've sourced the ultimate places to watch the tennis matches in London, from rooftop bars to outdoor screenings so you can get ready to enjoy your strawberries and cream and soak up the summer in the city.
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Best places in London to watch Wimbledon 2021
Solar Pergola, White City in London
Launching on 28 June, Solar Pergola at London's Television Centre in White City is the place to catch all the tennis action this summer. Offering a curated seasonal menu of refreshments and BBQ favourites, lunch and dinner, this spot is the perfect place to unwind and watch the matches on the Big Screen.
Savour golden hour with a tempting selection of quintessential summer drinks, from Aperol to Elderflower Rosé Spritz or sample the refined cocktail list with flavourful twists including Vodka & Rhubarb and Pomegranate Seltzer. There’s also a wine and beer offering, perfect for sipping under the stars.
No booking required, first come, first served.
Raymond Blanc's Brasseries, Various Locations in London
The royal family are wined and dined during their stay in the Wimbledon royal box, so why shouldn't you be too? Raymond Blanc’s Brasserie Blancs and White Brasserie pubs are launching a new Champagne Lanson & Soufflé menu especially for this summer's tennis season. To ensure you don’t miss out on the action a selection of the brasserie’s and pubs will also be showing the tennis on big screens.
Fusing classic French cuisine with the essence of a quintessential English summer day, brand new sweet soufflé flavours have been lovingly crafted, which offer an alternative light afternoon treat. These will be accompanied by a cool, crisp glass of Champagne Lanson, perfect to enjoy on a sunny day.
Sample the decadent Wimbledon 'Champagne and Souffle' menu
RoofGarden, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
For those in favour of a more secluded spot, this newly launched rooftop bar in St Pancras is one of London's latest hidden gems. Bringing the best of the Botanist Gin's wild and Scottish flavours to the heart of London’s King Cross, the terrace at RoofGarden St. Pancras makes the ideal spot for after work drinks and alfresco celebrations with a host of seasonal cocktails, music and live sports on their large screen, alongside sunset city views. Tuck into their delicious mini fish and chips or indulge in parmesan and truffle fries whilst you sit back to relax watching the Center Court.
To book a table, visit www.thehansom.co.uk/roofgarden
Merchant Square, Paddington
As part of their Summer Staycation programme bursting with fun events, Wimbledon matches will be shown for free by the canal at Paddington Basin.
There are deckchairs perfectly positioned to watch games in comfort on their brand new large high quality outdoor screen with sound. Being canal-side at Merchant Square is the perfect spot to soak up the sun, just turn up and grab a spot on the lawn.
Young’s Pubs, Wimbledon in London
It’s game, set and match at Young’s, as its collection of six Wimbledon pubs are capturing all the action – from screenings to new terrace pop-ups with Sipsmith. Complete with floral installations, outdoor bars and an exclusive Strawberry Smash G&T, soak up the atmosphere from the pub, or head to The Dog & Fox for the biggest outdoor screen and watch every swing with your very own ‘match-pint’.
To find your nearest location, visit www.youngs.co.uk
Bar + Block, Wimbledon in London
Steakhouse Bar + Block is set to serve a host of ace dishes and drinks to celebrate the home of tennis. With a restaurant in Wimbledon itself, guests can get a bite of the action with two strawberry-based desserts, including decadent Meringue Kisses, alongside two smashingly good cocktails. There is also a 10-minute express menu for £10 that will have you back courtside before you can say ‘new balls please’.
To book, visit www.barandblock.co.uk
Devonshire Terrace, Liverpool Street in London
Devonshire Terrace is one pretty place to watch Wimbledon in London this July, come rain or shine. With its weather-proofed outdoor space, the Liverpool Street bar is a must for kicking back and witnessing all of the action with a handcrafted cocktail to hand.
To book, visit www.drakeandmorgan.co.uk/devonshire-terrace
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The Happenstance, St Paul's in London
It’s game on at The Happenstance Pimm’s Terrace, just a stone’s throw away from St Paul’s. Boasting multiple outdoor screens, you won’t miss a smash or serve while sipping away on a dedicated drinks menu, featuring themed cocktails including the Clover Courtside, Murray Smash and the Sundowner Spritz; a blend of Pimm’s newly launched raspberry and redcurrant Sundowner, prosecco, soda water and raspberries. Keeping things quintessentially British, the bar will also be serving a cream tea with Pimm’s jam.
To book, visit www.drakeandmorgan.co.uk/the-happenstance/
The Piazza, Wimbledon in London
Is there a better place to watch Wimbledon than, well, Wimbledon? Perfect for the spontaneous socialite, all you need to watch the games at this 'no cost, no queue' location is a deckchair and your finest picnic hamper. Watch the champions swing their serves on Centre Court and soak up the sun from 28 June. Note that the semis and finals won’t be shown here.
Mayfair and Belgravia, London
If you're looking to watch the games in Belgravia and Mayfair, you're in luck. Grosvenor Square, Brown Hart Gardens, Halkin Arcade and Eccleston Yards and many more will be screening the tennis on large outdoor screens for Londoners and tennis fans alike. Enjoy a tipple from local bars, or grab a bite to eat at one of Belgravia and Mayfair's finest restaurants, many of which will have special Wimbledon-themed offers running.
Strawberries and champagne make for the perfect Wimbledon picnic
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Big Screen, Belair Park in London
Big Screen at Belair Park is the inimitable alternative to viewing the most sought after sporting and cultural events. Get your tickets for this exclusive London setting within the beautiful grounds of Belair Park and prepare to watch your favourite players hitting the court.
Big Screen will feature an extensive line-up of music, opera and film, all ‘served up’ against the backdrop of the Wimbledon Tennis Finals, alongside highlights of other heart-pumping live entertainment.
To book, visit bigscreen-london.designmynight.com
The royal family can often be spotted at Center Court watching the action
The Scoop, Tower Bridge in London
OPPO will be hosting a pop-up screening event at The Scoop overlooking Tower Bridge for all keen tennis fans looking to watch Wimbledon this year. Part of the ‘Summer by the River’ festival, OPPO will host three dedicated screening days at The Scoop from 1 - 3 July.
200 free tickets are available each day for members of the public to join OPPO, watch the tennis in the best seats at the Scoop and raise a toast to the return of Wimbledon with a complimentary cocktail.
There will even be a giveaway each day for a pair of lucky tennis fans to win tickets to attend Wimbledon at the All-England Lawn Tennis Club. Sign us up!
To reserve your free ticket, visit www.eventbrite.co.uk
From the comfort of your own home
With fewer spectators allowed to sit on centre court this year, Morrisons is making it easy for customers to get into the spirit of the sport at home. For a limited time only, customers can get their hands on The Tennis Treats Box which contains everything they need to serve up an ace Wimbledon party. It contains essential British refreshments including Pimms, strawberries, cream and of course, Robinson's. What's more, you'll receive a complimentary water bottle and tournament chart courtesy to track the matches.
To buy, visit morrisons.com
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