The Queen’s Club is a private sporting club that opened in 1886 as the first multipurpose sports complex in the world. The club annually hosts the Queen’s Club Championship, a men’s professional tennis tournament that is a ATP Tour 500 event on the ATP tour. The grass court tournament is one of the oldest tennis events in the world having first started and features many of the world’s top players as one of the key warm-up events for Wimbledon.
Several Davis Cup matches have been played at the club, most recently in July 2015 as Great Britain defeated France 3-1 in the quarter-final on their way to winning the tournament. The first edition of the Fed Cup in 1963, when it was a 16 team knockout competition held over 3 days was also held at the club and won by the United States. The club also acts as the national headquarters of real tennis, the original racquet sport and hosts the British Open.
Other sports hosted at the club include annual Oxford v Cambridge challenges at rugby, football and athletics from the late 1920s to the 1950s. The famed amateur Corinthian Football Club played home fixtures at the ground until they dissolved in 1939 and an England v Wales football international was played at the venue in March 1895.
Capacity: 8,651 (Centre Court)
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Location & Travel to the Queen’s Club
The Queen’s Club is located in the area of West Kensington of Fulham in west London. Being in London, there are extensive transport options:
Airport: The two busiest airports in the UK serve London and between them have flights to most of the world’s prime destinations – Heathrow Airport is 10 miles to the west, with Gatwick Airport approximately 26 miles south of the stadium.
Bus: There are a number of bus routes that run close to the tennis club including lines 9, 10, 27, 28, 74, 190, 295 and 391.
Alternatively, Megabus offers cheap travel to London and offers over 10 routes from Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Norwich and Sheffield. You can search and book your tickets here.
Driving & Parking: The tennis club can be accessed from the M3, M4, M40 and A40. Parking is very restricted so it is recommended to use public transport.
London Underground & Trains: The nearest tube stations to the club is Baron’s Court Underground on the District and Piccadilly Lines and West Kensington station (also on the District Line), both just a couple of minutes walk away.
The closest overground station is West Brompton, about 15 minutes walk away and on a direction line to Clapham Junction.