The world’s oldest tennis tournament, The Wimbledon Championships or simply Wimbledon, is just round the corner. Considered to be one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world, Wimbledon 2016 will be held from 27th June 27 to 10th July at The All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon in London, the UK.
Wimbledon, the only Grand Slam championship played on grass courts, is one of the four tennis grand slams held across the world. The tournament is divided into five types of events – Gentlemen’s Singles, Ladies’ Singles, Gentlemen’s Doubles, Ladies’ Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Here is a detailed guide on the Wimbledon for tennis fans planning to visit London.
The 130th edition of the popular event is approaching fast, which means tennis fanatics will desperately vie for tickets.
There are four main ways to get the tickets. These are mentioned below.
- Hospitality packages
Buying tickets through the online ticket portal Ticketmaster will be the easiest way. Tickets will be made available online one day before each match. Another way for fans to buy tickets is by queuing up outside the ticket sales counter of the All England Lawn Tennis club on match days. Fans should try to come as early as possible in the mornings to improve their chances of bagging a ticket for a match. Wimbledon has official tour operators who offer packages for travellers from across the world. Yet another way to get your hands on tickets for the sport, The ballot, is also a popular way to buy tickets. Sadly, the ballot for the tournament in 2016 is already over.
How To Reach The Venue
There are many convenient public transport options for reaching the venue. London has some good tube, rail and tram systems for easy commute. Once visitors reach the Southfields or Wimbledon stations, they can use the direct tube lines from there to reach the All England Lawn Tennis Club grounds. The National Rail station of Wimbledon is closest to the grounds. Travellers can take the regular general shuttle bus service that connects the championship grounds directly at cheap rates. The service is available throughout the day.
London is a very popular travel destination. Those planning to enjoy matches during the championships should also try to see the other attractions of the city. The city has plenty of accommodation options to suit the needs and budgets of every type of traveller. There are many hotels, B&Bs and holiday rentals. Besides, quite a few tour operators offer fabulous holiday packages.