Wimbledon is one of the greatest tennis tournaments in the world and a place where all the stars come to battle it out for the title, seed number and trophy. No open can beat the atmosphere at Wimbledon, nor can you see such skill and grit determination anywhere else. Wimbledon is home to the only used lawn court in the world ensuring that tennis pros have to use new tactics after playing on clay and hard courts, which are slower. This year we can expect a nail biting battle against the top three, Nadal, Federer and the reigning champion Djokovic. However, we also have our hopeful Murray to cheer on during the two week tournament.
25th June – 8th July 2012
Many tickets are still available for the tournament and range from £26 – £95. More information about show court prices and ground admission prices can be found on the Official Wimbledon website. Currently there are no tickets at Ticketmaster, but there will be shortly.
If you want to get your tickets at the stadium, The Queue for The Championships starts at 8am on Sunday 24 June 2012 at Gate 3 turnstiles.
All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club,
Telephone Number: 020 8946 6131
Travelling to the Wimbledon Championships couldn’t be easier whether you’re travelling in the car, catching a bus or getting the tube or train to the courts. Below you’ll find all the information that’s required to book a car park space, organise prices for the Park and Ride and discover what tube station to get off at.
There are three tube stations close by, Wimbledon (District Line), Wimbledon Park (District Line) and Southfields (District Line).
The closest train station is Wimbledon, but it’s still quite a distance away from the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. It’s advisable to catch a bus or similar transport from the station.
The buses available that will take you to the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club include numbers 493, 39 and 639.
Park and Ride
The Park and Ride is available between 6.30am-11pm at Morden Park, which can be accessed from the A3 at Tolworth and via the A240 and A24. The last public bus from the AELTC to the Park and Ride is at 10pm (unless the Centre Court has a late play) leaving from Somerset Road.
Cost: £15 per car or £20 per minibus
There is a car park just off Somerset Road in Gate 20 of the venue. To book phone the AA on 01256 492110. You have until the 22nd June to book your space; otherwise you will have pay on the day.
If you will be cycling to the venue, you can secure your bike at the bicycle racks in Car Park 8 for free, but at your own risk.
Nearby bars and restaurants
If you’ve had your fill of strawberries and cream, there is a great selection of bars and restaurants for you to choose from. Suited to all tastes you can talk about the day’s events over a pub lunch or bistro dinner. Here are our recommended bars and restaurants:
• The Fire Stables (27 Church Rd, Greater London, SW19 5DQ)
Type: Gastro Pub
Telephone Number: 020 8946 3197
• The Lawn Bistro (66 High Street, London, SW19)
Telephone Number: 020 8947 8278
• Half Moon (93 Lower Richmond Road, London, SW15)
Telephone Number: 020 8780 9383
• Hand in Hand (6 Crooked Billet, Wimbledon Common, London, SW19)
Telephone Number: N/A
Wimbledon is a beautiful part of the capital filled with luscious green house, medieval history and wondrous architecture. There are some ace Wimbledon serviced apartments at Refresh Accommodation suitable for a party of friends or family. Comfortable surroundings, a fully fitted kitchen and in close proximity to the tennis tournament is what you can expect from our selection of apartments. Here are just a few of the places you could be staying in during the Wimbledon tournament:
The Courtyard, Wimbledon (nearest station: Wimbledon Rail Station)
Cascades, Wimbledon (nearest station: Wimbledon)
Chorus Apartments, Wimbledon (nearest underground: Wimbledon)
Think Earls Court, Earls Court (nearest station: Earls Court)
Templeton Place, Earls Court (nearest underground: Earls Court)