If you missed out on Wimbledon tickets in the ballot, or if your bank balance won't stretch to a box at the Ashes, worry not. All of this summer's sport can be seen on one of London's many outdoor big screens. Plan a picnic and join the crowds at one of the screenings below.
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Catch all of the summer's sporting events on a big screen in the heart of the City. The restaurants and cafés surrounding Exchange Square will be getting into the spirit of things with themed menus and outdoor barbecues, plus street food vans will be on hand to widen your edible options even further. Sports events on the screens will include Wimbledon (Jun 29-Jul 10), the Tour de France (Jul 14-24), the Ashes (Jul 29-Aug 10) and the Rugby Worlds Cup (Sep 18-Oct 30). Screenings are free and take place from 8am Monday to Friday.Read more
If you missed out on Wimbledon tickets yet again, can't be bothered queuing for hours to sit on Murray Mount, but fancy experiencing the tennis action as part of an ooohing and ahhhing crowd, this could be just the thing. These retro caravans fitted out with screens will be parked at various outdoor locations in the city, with complimentary deck chairs to lounge in. Now how's that for watching Wimbledon in style? You can find the screens at Cardinal Place in Victoria, on the roof terrace at the One New Change shopping centre and at New Street Square in the City.Read more
Now in its thirteenth year, the More London Free Festival is again bringing an impressive line-up of events and performances to the concrete amphitheatre below the Mayor's leaning glass blob of an office on the South Bank. From June 29-July 26 an LED screen will show full coverage of Wimbledon and other sporting fixtures.Read more
Sheldon Square gains a giant screen in order to bring you the biggest sporting events for free right into the autumn. Among the events being shown are Wimbledon (Jun 29-Jul 12), the Tour de France (Jul 4-24), The Ashes (Jul 8-Aug 21), The Grand Prix (Jul 4-Sep 5) and the Rugby World Cup (Aug 29-Oct 25). A programme of free activities will run alongside, including the Smoothie Bike Challenge, which will test your stamina in a virtual race before rewarding competitiors with an Innocent Smoothie.Read more
Pimm's Teapot Pop-up Bar
The classy pedestrianised shopping strip that is South Molton Street has turned tennis-themed for the Wimbledon fortnight, with a giant teapot serving Pimm's, cocktails and summery snacks and screens showing the evening action. Open 7pm-9pm until July 12.
Tennis fans who haven't got the willpower to queue for Murray Mound should pack a picnic and head to King's Cross for these free outdoor screenings of Wimbledon 2015. Set up in Granary Square in previous years, this summer the big screens have now moved round the corner to Lewis Cubitt Square. If you've not planned a picnic, Rotunda Restaurant and Bar will be on site offering strawberries and cream and jugs of Pimm's, plus delectable street food will be available at Kerb (lunchtimes Mon-Fri). Early birds can claim one of the 50 deck chairs to make the sports session even more comfortable too.Read more
What this big screen lacks in setting (it faces the Euston Road) it makes up for in transport links (it's five minutes from Euston). Grab a deckchair and enjoy some sporting action for free throughout summer. To celebrate the start of Wimbledon visitors will be able to test their serve on a simulator on June 29 and 30 (11am-5pm).Read more
Settle into a deckchair and soak up some sun as you watch all the white-clad, racquet-wielding heroes of the tennis court hit Wimbledon with their best shots. Matches will be streamed live on a big screen between noon and 8pm every day except for July 3, when they'll be streaming Don Giovanni live from the Royal Opera House.Read more
Those not committed (or organised) enough to have secured centre court seats for this year's Wimbledon finals can still get a great view of the action thanks to this 14ft screen. Bring blankets, chairs, picnics and enthusiasm and settle in to cheer on the pros. A pop-up champagne bar will serve bubbly and strawberries and cream and visitors of all ages can enter the fastest serve competition. A VIP area with beanbags and picnic blankets is available to those who book in advance – sign up on the Duke of York Square website for more information.Read more