Welcome to Wimbledon!

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LONDON - General view of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship Club in London.

Wimbledon also known as The Championships, is the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world. As one of the four Grand Slam events on the tennis calendar it’s a real rally for the world’s best tennis stars to earn key championship points. Everyone wants to be a Wimbledon winner…everyone. Nobody is entering the tournament half-heartedly and fans are just as enthusiastic to watch the matches as the players are to play & let’s face it – a first prize payout of over 2 million pounds never hurt anybody.

The vibe on and around the grass courts of London’s All England Club is consistently buzzing with energy. If ever you’re going to attend one international sporting event in your life make it Wimbledon! London in Summertime is a delight, read on to find out why.

Out & About – The London Arts Scene

The Tate Modern Credit: Unsplash
The Tate Modern Credit: Unsplash

Once you’ve reserved your Wimbledon tennis tickets and central hotel accommodation package combo via Sportsnet Holidays you’re free to roam this incredible city. Here’s our pick of ‘must see’ galleries in London town.

  • The Tate Modern is Britain’s national gallery of international modern art. Wandering through the building itself is an awesome experience alone! Head here to catch world famous exhibitions and see its extensive collections of both British and international artworks up close.
  • Saachti Gallery is in London’s Chelsea district and is the leading museum of contemporary art in the UK. A spectacular 70,000 sq. ft exhibition space showcasing young and emerging international artists alongside the established set.
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London Landmarks

St Pauls Cathedral - Credit: Unsplash
St Pauls Cathedral - Credit: Unsplash

So much to see and so little time? That doesn’t have to be the case if you’ve locked in Wimbledon dates with a specialised Sportsnet Holidays UK stay. Check a few iconic London landmarks of your ‘must see’ list and effectively combine the Grand Slam action with a spot of people watching at the following attractions.

  • Buckingham Palace – if its fit for a Queen it’s okay by me. The ‘changing of the guard’ spectacle takes place approx. 11:30am every other day. Take a tour of London’s residence of the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom or just have a squiz from outside.
  • The London Eye – get high in the sky and enjoy the sights! Offers unparalleled views over the River Thames and the brooding London city skyline.
  • Trafalgar Square – is a historic public square in Westminster with an impressive set of famous bronze statues on display & a renaissance style water fountain in the centre. Trafalgar Square has been the scene of many socio-political demonstrations in times past. It’s often used as a film and television back drop too.

Food - Glorious Food

Some Fantastic Grub From Borough Markets - Credit: Unsplash
Some Fantastic Grub From Borough Markets - Credit: Unsplash

Champagne and Strawberries at London’s All England Club will only get you so far. So, it’s a good thing you’ve come to us to direct you where to eat off court. London city is an international melting pot of restaurants. Follow your nose to the districts below;

  • Brick Lane is a microcosm of London’s shifting ethnic patterns. Situated in the heart of East London the area was once associated with poor slums and the Jack the Ripper murders. Nowadays Brick Lane is a popular place for London’s artistic crowd and features an array of the finest spice restaurants in the world. Think Indian, Thai, Tibetan and Sri Lankan cuisine.
  • Oho is go. The food and bar scene of London shines bright with the density and diversity of Soho’s dining establishments. It’s a place where quirky ramen cafes and Mexican food carts rub shoulders with high-end French bistros and late-night blues bars. We love the Argyll Arms pub for hearty English meals. Mele e Pere for a traditional Italian trattoria feed and the Smoking Goat for their melt in your mouth Asian inspired barbequed meats.
  • Borough Markets are right next to the London Bridge which makes for a handy combination of sightseeing and exploring Britain’s most renowned food market. Three Crown Square, the Market’s largest trading area, is devoted to fresh produce, meats, seafoods and cheeses, while the spaces around the periphery offer a colourful and eclectic blend of foodstuffs from all over the world.

We hope this overview of London has inspired you to visit this incredible city in Summertime and witness all the Wimbledon action live. Give the friendly team at Sportsnet Holidays a call to find out how to buy Wimbledon tickets and/or click below to view our centre court baseline packages.