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Wimbledon Tennis Championships: your ultimate guide

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

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Whether you’re in it for the matches or just to make a beeline for the nearest beer garden, Wimbledon is one of London’s biggest and most exciting sporting events. The Championships are the oldest in the world and 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.

When does Wimbledon start and finish?

Wimbledon 2019 will run from Monday July 1-Sunday July 14 2019. 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?

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. 

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 watch it than just Wimbledon itself. Throughout the summer London will be filled with 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 2019: all you need to know

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Wimbledon tennis screenings in London

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