Racket lovers, can we have a civilised cheer over in Central Court please!? Wimbledon is back from 27th June – 10th July. If you aren’t ballsy enough to wake up at 5 in the morning to queue for a good spot within the Wimbledon grounds, don’t worry. When it comes to choosing where to watch the matches, the ball is in your court – there are so many brilliant live screenings spots across the capital. Now all you need to do is find which one does the best Pimm’s. Game. Set. Match
1. One New Change
One out of the three FREE outdoor screenings of Wimbledon, brought to you by Great British Summer. Across the two weeks, they’re kitting out One New Change – a roof terrace on the sixth floor with stunning views over St Paul’s – with patriotic deck chairs and cushions. There will be cocktails and food available, to compliment the Centre Court action.
1 New Change, London EC4M 9AF
2. Cardinal Place
A second venue from Great British Summer, Cardinal Place will be screening one of Britain’s best sporting events from 27th June. There they will have a pop-up bar brought to you by Harry Brompton’s Alcoholic Ice Tea pop-up and food from various stalls from Shepherds Market.
1 Victoria St, London SW1E 5JD
Gazelli House is opening up their beautiful venue for good of the sporting nation from 29th June. Join them in their intimate garden space, which will be transformed into a hotspot for all tennis lovers as they screen live matches from Wimbledon. The best thing about it is that you’ll be treated to a tennis-twist on the classic Afternoon Tea, including fresh strawberries and cream (obviously), goji and raw cacao ‘bliss balls’ and, naturally, a glass of Pimm’s. All for £35 here on Fever.
174 Walton St, London SW3 2JL
4. New Street Square
Close to Charing Cross, another venue brought to you by Great British Summer, New Street Square is screening Wimbledon between Monday-Friday. Pop up stalls will include ice cream gods, Snowflake Gelato, and cocktail kings, Kanaloa. There will also be interchanging food from a Shepherds Market stall each day.
5. London Bridge City Summer Festival
The Scoop, South Bank’s urban amphitheatre, will also be showing live screenings of the tennis. Here, you’re able to pack your own picnic and bring your own booze (just make sure you bring plastic to drink them from, as glass is banned). Weather warning – if it does rain there is a possibility of cancellation, which will be decided close to the start of each match.
Queen’s Walk, More London, London SE1 2DB
6. Red Market
Red Gallery are running a themed market named ‘The Last Days of Shoreditch’. Alongside a huge 5m x 3m screen to air the tennis tourney, they’ll have a constant rotation of street food traders. That will seriously keep you tennis fans fully energised (and your stomachs lined for copious amounts of Pimm’s).
288 Old St, London EC1V 9LA
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