Wimbledon Tennis Championships: your ultimate guide

Warm up for Wimbledon 2019 and get ready for two weeks of strawberries, Pimm’s and grunting

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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Wimbledon 2019: all you need to know

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

Comments

3 comments
Tom moderator Staff Writer

It doesn't get much more quintessentially English than this. No matter what day of the tournament you go on there's always a really buzzy atmosphere and a colourful friendly throng looking to have fun. If the sun shines it takes the day to another level. Sitting out on Henman Hill and watching on the big screen - that's worth doing for a bit even if you have centre court tickets just to soak up a different kind of atmosphere.  Once you've had a pint of Pims you'll be well on the way to having a very memorable day in SW17. Probably better have some strawbs while you're there too.

c h Tiew

Very helpful for new visitor

Ann Froshaug

The Time Out page on Wimbledon is excellent but what about saying which tube/train line Southfields is on ,please?