Where to Watch Wimbledon 2019
The most exciting period of Wimbledon 2019 is around the corner, with the biggest and best matches occurring over the next few days. If you missed out on tickets and would like to catch all the action, here are our favourite places in which to soak up the sporting atmosphere.
What better location in which to watch a nail-biting tennis match than by the calming waters of Merchant Square? The Big Screen on the Lawn will be broadcasting Wimbledon action all day, every day, for the entirety of the tournament. Complimentary deckchairs and beanbags are available, as well as a delightful range of food and beverages from the Grand Union Canal’s many food trucks (including the traditional courtside dessert of strawberries and cream. Yum).
Where? Big Screen on the Lawn, Merchant Square, W2 1JZ.
For optimum tennis viewing with a twist, head to St Katharine Dock. Matches will be shown live on a floating pontoon in the marina – simply snag a deckchair or beanbag, sit back, and enjoy. You’re welcome to bring your own food and soft drinks, or to purchase items from the fully-stocked bar (which will be available during the semi-finals and finals only). Space is limited and no reservations are taken, so get there early to bag the best spot.
Where? St Katharine Marina, 50 St Katharine’s Way, E1W 1LA.
Last year, the big screens at trendy Granary Square were the place to soak up all the Wimbledon action – and this year, they’re back with a bang. Lounge on the grassy steps by Regent’s Canal for an al fresco vibe or grab one of the deck chairs (available to the first 50 people only!) and prepare to cheer on your favourite players. If the tension gets too much or the temperature gets too high, pop over to the adjacent fountains and calm your nerves under the cooling spray.
Where? Granary Square, King’s Cross, N1C 4BH.
You might be asking what makes this screen special – after all, there are plenty of outdoor spots at which to watch the tennis, aren’t there? Well, as any Londoner knows, a trip to Southwark means one thing: amazing food. With Borough Market just a stone’s throw away, some of the best independent traders and food trucks in London make their way over to Flat Iron Square during sporting season – and this year is no exception. Tuck into top-notch pizzas, tacos, tea-brined fried chicken (yes, that’s officially a thing) and more, whilst enjoying a delicious beverage from the licensed bars. The Wimbledon coverage is meant to be pretty good, too…
Where? Flat Iron Square, 64 Southwark Street, SE1 1RU.
For many of us, Aorangi Terrace (AKA Murray Mound or Henman Hill) is the closest we’ll ever to get to Centre Court. This famous hill is next door to the official Wimbledon venue, meaning that you can hear real ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ from the crowd and thwacks of the ball emanating from the grounds, making you feel as if you’re actually there. The matches are projected onto a big screen high above the crowds and the atmosphere is always buzzing. However, you’ll need a Grounds Ticket to get in and you’ll need to arrive extremely early in order to bag a spot (as the queues are very long). Some people even pitch a tent and camp out the night before to ensure success!
Where? All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Church Road, Wimbledon, SW19 5AE.
Price? £8 for a Grounds Ticket.