It is the Wimbledon season and we can’t keep calm! Prepping ourselves for a nail-biting tournament, we are looking for people to share our excitement with. If you too are, here are some of the best places in London to watch the matches, and shout out for your favourite tennis players:
Murray Mound, Wimbledon
One of the most popular places to watch the Wimbledon in London, Murray Mound is bursting with energy from the fans who gather here to support their British tennis heroes. Officially called the Aorangi Terrace, the grounds of All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club have often been renamed by fans, depending upon their current favourite Wimbledon star. Though the grounds were called the Henman Hill for a long time, and it still remains the more commonly used name, the recent Wimbledon victories of Andy Murray have led the grounds to be named after him for the past two seasons. Murray Mound often features on live TV during matches with visuals of fans cheering their favourite players from here reaching the tennis fans from world over.
Landsec’s Wimbledon, across London
The Wimbledon screenings are organised by Landsec’s Wimbledon across some very scenic locations in London. The events all have the Union Jack flying over and instilling a sense of patriotism among the spectators. Some of the sites that are the most beholding and invite the fans in roaring numbers include St Paul’s Cathedral, The Victoria (popular for its Harry Brompton pop-up bar) as well as Holborn. Several venues are lined up with street food stalls, cocktails, and ice creams to serve as refreshment for the viewers.
Strawberries & Screen, King’s Cross
There is good news, and a bad news about watching a Wimbledon match here. The good news is that the place has a huge 4mx4m screen which makes viewing the much a little more pleasurable and it is also surrounded by some excellent eateries and spots where you can grab a snack and a drink. The bad news is that there are only 50 deckchairs here; so, if you are not early you may have to compete with hundred others to even find a standing spot. In either case, you can get you own lunch and have it at the ground while cheering your favourite players.
Camden Market, Camden
You’ll feel welcomed at the Camden Market venue with a green carpet laid down to make your Wimbledon viewing experience more comfortable. The matches will all be shown live in the North Yard amphitheatre. The visitors can treat themselves to an ice cream from Camden’s Gelatology cycle.
Broadgate, Exchange Square
Broadgate hosts a large number of events throughout the year which is why a large crowd come for its screening of Wimbledon matches too. The atmosphere here during the matches remains pretty upbeat with people cheering out aloud for their favourite tennis players. There’s an arrangement for a game of tennis in virtual reality as well for those who would rather get the racket in their own hands.
Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf
The Canada Square Park hosts a range of sporting events all year around. Naturally, the Wimbledon fever is high here as well. Be sure to try their Wimbledon inspired desserts including ice creams from Greedy Goat- Murray’s Mint which is basically three tennis balls piled on top of each other.
Cinnamon Kitchen, Devonshire Square
If you want to watch the matches privately (in a gazebo to be specific) or are looking for an up-class place to host a Wimbledon gathering, this is your best bet. Cinnamon Kitchen now has their very own gin garden which is where the matches will be screened. Pamper yourself to their luxurious offerings while cheering for your favourite tennis players.