It’s game, set and… another glass of bubbly at these Wimbledon screenings.
Oh, Wimbledon. How we missed you so during your unexpected year off in 2020. And thank god, on that note, that the greens will be opening up once more and putting on the show we know and love for the 2021 edition. The players, dressed in white, will step out onto the grass courts between June 28 – July 11, battling it out for the prestigious grand slam trophy.
So, if you haven’t got tickets to watch live, do not fret. There are plenty of spaces ready to give you that classic Wimbledon experience from their big screens this summer. Deckchairs in the sun, with a glass of something cool as the forehands are hit at a frightening pace… yeah, doesn’t sound too shabby as summers go. Here’s some great London spots that will ensure you catch the action in that correct way.
1. Morena, Eccleston Yards
To enjoy the finest lawn tennis competition in the world, why not just take to an outdoor patch of grass? Well, of sorts. Eccleston Yards has a glorious setup of outdoor deckchairs facing a giant screen, with drinks available in the Morena restaurant spot from the intriguing cocktail cart. Rumour has it the drinks they serve up score aces every time.
📍 10-11 Eccleston Yards, SW1W 9AZ.
An alfresco terrace is on offer at Bluebird to soak in some rays while you catch the action from minute one on the big screen. There’s Wimbledon-themed drinks and desserts that will drop shot you into simple bliss. Plus, the garden has been spruced up to suit the occasion with tennis balls scattered around as décor.
📍 350 King’s Road, SW3 5UU.
3-4. Big Screen London
Popping up in both Belair Park in Dulwich AND Cannizaro Park in Wimbledon, Big Screen London have got you well and truly covered for both Wimbledon singles finals. Big Screen hits both parks for the July 10-11 weekend and offers guests outdoor viewings with champagne, cocktails, ice cream and much more.
5. The Scoop, Tower Bridge
A quintessentially central London screening, with a riverside spot overlooking Tower Bridge as you watch Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep defend their titles from 2019 on the big screen. It’s another pop-up event, with matches shown on the big screen between July 1-3. Sign up for your tickets here.
📍 The Scoop, More London Riverside, More London, SE1 2DB.
6-7. Brown Hart Gardens and Grosvenor Square, Mayfair
A gigantic outdoor area with options for drinks at two different spots sounds like the exact kind of summer we need. The deckchairs are out in full swing here with 550 spaces open to the public. That, my friends, hits as good as the competitions first ace.
8. Halkin Arcade, Belgravia
Alongside Eccleston Yards in Belgravia is the Halkin Arcade which boasts a multitude of outdoor seats for you to get the Sipsmith gin down you from the Halkin Arcade pop-up bar. After all, it is summer.
9. The Happenstance, St. Pauls
The Happenstance resides in a handy central London location, just off St. Pauls, and offers a truly ideal (for a British summer, anyway) all-weather outdoor screen for you to catch the back-and-fourth action on. Cheering on Murray with a glass of Pimm’s? Could you get more Wimbledon if you even tried?
📍 10 Paternoster Square, EC4M 7DX.
10. The Refinery Bankside, Waterloo
With one of the largest outdoor screens in the capital, The Refinery Bankside is not a spot to be sniffed at. You’ll get a deckchair on the alfresco terrace and a bar to get your tipple of choice – there’s not much more you could need.
📍 110 Southwark St, SE1 0TF.
11. Devonshire Terrace, Liverpool Street
The Devonshire terrace is just made for lovers of tennis to kick back and relax with an ice cold drink and catch all the games, all the sets, all the matches from their favourite players. Whatever the weather, this will prove to be an excellent choice as it also provides shelter from those classic showers we’re used to every damn year while Wimbledon is on.
📍 Devonshire Terrace, Devonshire Square, EC2M 4WY.
12. Cinnamon Kitchen, Battersea
Hosting a summer of sport from the Euros to Wimbledon, Cinnamon Kitchen offers up a fine beer garden to soak in rays and the tennis action simultaneously. Plus, you can grab some great Indian dishes while you watch it all unfold. Win-win.
📍 4 Arches Lane, Nine Elms, SW11 8AB.