If you don’t lay your hands on tickets for this year’s Wimbledon, don’t worry. Plenty of the capital’s pubs, bars and outdoor spaces are screening the matches, so you can still enjoy all the action from the world’s biggest tennis tournament in a congenial atmosphere.
Launching on 2 July and showing matches all the way through to the Wimbledon final on 15 July, the ‘Tennis Big Screen’ at The Piazza is free to attend – result! No queues, no problem. This outdoor screen operates on a first come, first served basis, with deck chairs and fake grass on which you can sit back and relax. Feel free to bring your own picnic. Matches are being shown from 11am-6pm.
Back for another year of tennis, the Cardinal Place roof garden in Victoria is open for business, streaming live Wimbledon matches seven days a week. Sit back and relax on one of the many deck chairs and giant Union Jack cushions. Balans Soho Society will also be serving a selection of food and snacks from their rooftop pop-up.
All screens inside this London countrified pub will be showing Wimbledon matches from 2–15 July, there will also be a marquee set up in the car park with a large screen streaming games (which means the car park will not be in use during this period). Enjoy live music in the marquee on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays while chilling out with a large jug of Pimms. Ace!
The BBC’s old stomping ground in White City is having a revival this summer. As well as showing a variety of free films, they’ll also be screening all of the action from Wimbledon. Better yet? It won’t cost you a penny.
Pack a picnic and make your way over to Sloane Square where there’s a free outdoor screening of the Men’s Semi Finals (Friday 13 July), Women’s Finals (Saturday 14 July) and Men’s Finals (Sunday 15 July). Turn up with time to spare, as the square can get busy with Wimbledon fans making the most of the green space.