The oldest tennis tournament in the world, Wimbledon Championships is one of professional tennis’ four Grand Slam tournaments. Held on grass courts, Wimbledon is famed for its traditions such as eating Strawberry’s and drinking Pimm’s.
When is Wimbledon?
Wimbledon is staged every year in June/July. The 2020 Wimbledon Championships was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, with the 134th Championships now set to take place between Monday 28th June and Sunday 11th July 2021.
Where is Wimbledon?
The Championships take place at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in the southwest London district of Wimbledon (SW19), approximately 7 miles (11km) from central London.
How do I get to Wimbledon?
Airport: Two of the world’s largest airports are situated near London and both serve many international destinations.
London Heathrow Airport is 15 miles west of Wimbledon. Perhaps the easiest way to travel from Heathrow to Wimbledon is to catch the train from Terminal 4 to Paddington Station. From there, the district line will take you to Wimbledon station.
Gatwick Airport is approximately 30 miles south of Wimbledon. From the airport, catch a train to Clapham Junction and then change to another service to Wimbledon station.
London Underground: The closest stations to the All England Lawn Tennis Club are Wimbledon (District Line and Main Line) and Southfields (District Line). Both stations are approximately 15 minutes walk from the grounds.
Parking: Parking is available during the Championships, please consult the Wimbledon website for further details.
Trams: Trams run from East Croydon station to Wimbledon.
How do I get tickets to Wimbledon?
Public Ballot: The ballot process for Wimbledon tickets is now done. For the 2020 Championships, you must register between the 9th September and 21st October 2019 and complete your ballot application between the 1st and 30th November 2019. This can be completed on the official website here.
The Queue: Ah ‘The Queue’, one of the institutions of Wimbledon and of British culture. If you’re willing to queue/camp overnight, a limited number of Centre Court, No.1 Court and No.2 Court tickets are available each day, except for the last four days where all Centre Court tickets are sold in advance.
If you’re happy with a Grounds Pass, it is advised to arrive a few hours before the Grounds open at 10:30am, where you will be given a Queue Card.
Ticketmaster: Tickets are available for purchase online for Centre Court and No.3 Court tickets. Returned tickets are available 48 hours before the day of play, whilst reserved tickets are on sale the morning before the following day’s play.
Ticket Resale: Once you are inside the Grounds, there is the opportunity to purchase tickets for the ‘Show’ courts later in the day, for a discounted rate.
Further information can be found on the official Wimbledon website here.
Where to Stay in Wimbledon
Current Wimbledon Champions:
2019 Gentlemen’s Singles – Novak Djokovic (SRB)
2019 Ladies’ Singles – Simona Halep (ROU)
2019 Gentlemen’s Doubles –Juan Sebastián Cabal (COL) / Robert Farah (COL)
2019 Ladies’ Doubles – Hsieh Su-wei (TPE) / Barbora Strýcová (CZE)
2019 Mixed Doubles – Latisha Chan (TPE) / Ivan Dodig (CRO)