Wimbledon Tennis Championships: your ultimate guide

Warm up for Wimbledon 2021 and get ready for two weeks of strawberries, Pimm’s and grunting

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Wimbledon is one of London’s biggest and most exciting sporting events. The Championships are the oldest in the world and usually attract more than 500,000 spectators every year thanks to its old-school British rules and delightfully tense matches. 

Here’s our guide to everything you need to know about this year’s tennis extravaganza, whether you’re in it for the matches or just to make a beeline for the nearest beer garden.

When does Wimbledon start and finish?

Wimbledon 2021 will run from Monday June 28-Sunday July 11 2021. It all takes place in London’s gorgeous, leafy SW19, or more specifically, the All England Lawn Tennis Club, which has been its home since 1877.

Where can I watch it?

The initial sale of courtside tickets to see matches IRL happened earlier in June, but there’s still a chance a buy returns. Sign up to myWimbledon for the latest info. Because of the pandemic, the famous Wimbledon queue for day tickets will not be happening this year.

However, seeing as it’s arguably the most prestigious Grand Slam in the tennis biz (and definitely the one with the best treats, what’s better than strawberries and cream, eh?), there are more places to see it than just Wimbledon itself. There are pop-up big screens all over the city where you can watch the action unfold, with a Pimm’s in hand.

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Wimbledon 2021: all you need to know

Wimbledon tennis screenings in London
Things to do

Wimbledon tennis screenings in London

Plonk yourself in front of a big screen for the big matches 

Our top Wimbledon tips
Things to do

Our top Wimbledon tips

Check out our tips on getting tickets and tennis etiquette

More things to do in Wimbledon

Where to go when the tennis stops
Things to do

Where to go when the tennis stops

Wimbledon has more to offer than tennis 

The best restaurants and cafés in Wimbledon
Restaurants

The best restaurants and cafés in Wimbledon

Serving up amazing food in SW19

Wimbledon bars and pubs
Bars and pubs

Wimbledon bars and pubs

Because all that spectating is thirsty work

The best hotels in Wimbledon
Hotels

The best hotels in Wimbledon

Big plus: every one is a short walk from the courts