Wimbledon 2022 is back in full force and tennis fever has taken over London again, but where can you watch the matches?
Read on to find out…
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Ever since the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club held its first lawn tennis tournament at Wimbledon in 1877, it has been keeping crowds entertained. The first serve is due at 11am on Monday 27 July and will kickstart a fortnight of world-class sport. If you aren’t one of the lucky ones to win tickets on the ballot, there are still plenty of options. The ticket resale has returned, and you can also buy on-the-day tickets too.
But if you can’t get tickets to Centre Court and don’t want to queue for Murray Mound, big screens and other TV coverage will be available across the capital.
Summer by the River
Summer by the River is the free riverside festival that can be found between London Bridge and Tower Bridge (to 2 Sep). As well as a wealth of free events including film screenings, live music and theatre shows, Wimbledon will also be shown. Head to The Scoop, the open-air amphitheatre next to the old City Hall building, to find the big screen. Screenings 27 Jun-10 Jul | noon-10pm.
The Refinery Bankside
For one of the largest outdoor screens in the capital, head down to The Refinery Bankside’s al fresco terrace, just a short walk from Southwark and Waterloo stations. Kitted out with plenty of deckchairs, a large HD screen and a fully stocked bar, don’t miss an ace summer – book your spot today! Find out more. 110 Southwark St, SE1 0TF. Open Tues-Sun | 11am-11pm.
The Piazza, Wimbledon
Where better to catch all the tennis action than in Wimbledon itself? Only 1.3 miles away from Centre Court, the atmosphere is electric. Sink into a deckchair in front of the high-definition screen and catch some rays while watching the tennis pros battle it out. There are no queues and no costs, just pure summer fun for the whole gang. The Piazza, SW19 1QB.
The Dog & Fox, Wimbledon
Claiming to have the biggest screen in Wimbledon, The Dog & Fox pub is the perfect place to pitch up. Come rain or shine, every serve will be shown live, while outside will be home to the summer Sipsmith Sipping Terrace, flowing with gin and Pimm’s. Watch the sunset while tucking into a chin-dribbling loaded burger from the new Burger Shack, or book a table in the dining room for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Find out more. 24 High Street, SW19 5EA. Open Mon-Fri 7am-11pm | Sat-Sun 8am-11pm.
St Katharine Docks
As well as the ever-popular film festival, the floating pontoon at St Katharine Docks will also screen Wimbledon matches this summer. Plenty of comfy deckchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis and you can bring your own picnic for a unique Wimbledon experience. St Katharine Docks, E1W 1LA. Open 27 Jun-10 Jul | noon-6pm. Closed 28 Jul.
Take a seat on the banks of Regents Canal and watch the Centre Court action on Everyman’s big screen, set up across the canal. The steps have been given an apt lawn effect, with oversized pillows for extra comfort. To sweeten the experience even more, go to nearby Ruby Violet for ice cream. From 5pm, the screens will then show two films per night, including Grease, La La Land, Mamma Mia! and The Greatest Showman Sing-a-long. The screen will hang around until 7 August. Find the full programme here. Canalside Steps, Granary Square, King’s Cross. 27 Jun-10 Jul | noon-5pm.
Vinegar Yard, London Bridge
Located right next to London Bridge Station, Vinegar Yard is an eclectic outside venue offering drinks, food, a flea market (every weekend) and art. The outdoor screen in The Courtyard will be showing matches throughout The Championships. Cheer on your favourites with cocktails and pizza in hand, under the looming presence of The Shard. Find out more. 72-78 St Thomas St, SE1 3QU. Mon-Tue 5pm-10pm | Wed-Sat noon-10pm | Sun noon-8pm.
A new pop-up Pimm’s on the Piazza will serve cocktails, soft drinks and light snacks to visitors alongside the screenings. The historic East Piazza will be filled with deckchairs and picnic benches underneath Union Jack bunting, floral decorations and more. Shoppers can buy the capsule collection at Polo Ralph Lauren and dine on Mariage Freres’ limited-edition tennis ball dessert. There’s no place better to get into the spirit of the British tennis tournament. Find out more. Covent Garden Market, WC2E 8RF. 27 Jun-10 Jul.
Eccleston Yards, Belgravia
Just moments away from Victoria train and bus stations, Eccleston Yards is a hidden gem. Watch the tennis for free from one of the deckchairs, or from the terraces of Morena and Jones Family Kitchen. Biscuiteers, Peggy Porschen and Mosimann’s will be offering special Wimbledon-themed menus, well worth checking out. The Amie Wine Studio outdoor lounge will be providing drinks, so you can watch the tennis with a glass of wine. The UEFA Women’s Football will also be shown at Eccleston Yards later in the summer. Find out more. 21 Eccleston Place, SW1W 9NF. 27 Jun-10 Jul.
Duke of York Square, Chelsea
On the running track net to the Saatchi Gallery, the nail-biting action from the Men’s Semi-Finals and both Men’s and Women’s Singles Finals will be shown. Strawberries & Screen is back with the Partridge’s pop-up bar. On Saturday, the Fine Food Market will be serving something delicious, and complimentary tennis coaches will keep little ones entertained. This year also sees the return of VIP seating. The comfy deckchairs are pre-bookable and available on a first-come, first-served basis for groups of up to six, with a select number available for walk-ins on the day. Find out more. Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY. 8-10 Jul | Bookings open 1 July.
Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair
Climb up the steps of Brown Hart Gardens to find the raised historical terrace which sits on top of an old electricity substation. A short walk from Bond Street station, it’s a unique place to watch Wimbledon. Enjoy a giant screen viewing, a host of food and drinks offered by Stripes, and a delightful white picket fence area where all the action awaits. In addition to their incredible Amalfi Coast-inspired menu, Stripes will be serving up gelato, strawberries and cream and a delicious Wimbledon Aperitivo cocktail menu in partnership with Lavazza. Find out more. 70 Grosvenor St, W1K 3JP. 27 Jun-10 Jul | 11am-8pm.
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