Whether you’re in it for the matches or an excuse to make a beeline for a beer garden, Wimbledon is one of London’s biggest and most exciting sporting events. The oldest tennis tournament in the world, The Championships attract more than 500,000 spectators every year with its old-school British rules and delightfully tense matches.
Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s tennis extravaganza.
When does Wimbledon start and finish?
Wimbledon 2019 will mostly likely run from Monday July 1-Sunday July 14 2019. It all takes place in London’s gorgeous, leafy SW19. More specifically, in fact, at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, which has been its home since 1877.
Where can I watch it?
As well as the incredible courtside options (if you can get tickets, that is) there’s Murray Mound, an outdoor big-screened option that overlooks Wimbledon Park.
But 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?), there are more places to watch it than just Wimbledon itself. London prides itself on its ability to quite literally pop up big screens all over the city for you to watch the action unfold, Pimm’s in hand.
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Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge
The Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge is a four-star hotel on Sloane Street, and sits a short walk from both Knightsbridge Tube and Hyde Park. That means Harrods, Harvey Nics, the V&A and the Royal Albert Hall are all nearby. Expect 222 guest rooms, four function rooms, 24-hour room service, complimentary wi-fi and valet parking. There's also Chinese dishes on offer at Le Chinois – the two-AA rosette in-house restaurant and bar.
Venue says: “The Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge, in the heart of London's most prestigious district, combines elegance with an exclusive location.”