If you weren’t lucky enough to get tickets in the ballot to go to Wimbledon this year (and can’t get around the idea of queuing overnight for the day tickets) to see your tennis heroes in the flesh, you will be happy to know that you can experience a similar buzz those sitting on the Henman Hill (or the Murray Mound) will have, by simply going to a number of locations throughout London, where enormous outdoor screens have been placed for Londoners and visitors joined their friends and family will be able to watch the matches live, surrounded by a other fellow tennis fans. Just remember to grab the quintessential Cucumber Sandwiches and some Strawberries and Cream on the way for your picnic, to fully replicate the Wimbledon experience!
See below for our selection of best places to watch Wimbledon Live:
Granary Square at King’s Cross (free)
Wimbledon comes to King’s Cross to bring the spirit of one of the most anticipated Grand Slams, North of the River! This massive screen in the breath-taking spaces of Granary Square will make you feel like you are a closed up spectator of these matches for free! For more information click here
Everyman cinemas at Hampstead (free)
Everyman cinemas are known for the incredibly comfortable to all those film lovers out there, but the fancy interior of Everyman will take watching Wimbledon to a new dimension. And the best part, access to their huge indoor screen will be free charge! You can watch all the matches on their upper lounge with, ice-cream or flute of champagne from their stylish bar! For more information click here
Cardinal Place (free)
A short walk from Victoria Station, Cardinal Place will offer free outdoor screenings of the famous Grand Slam. For more information click here
Canary Wharf (free)
When summer arrives, it’s time for Canary Wharf Summer Screens to come to life, and from the 24th June to the 7th of July, you can follow their live coverage of Wimbledon on their green! For more information click here
Waltham Forest (free)
The BBC Big Screen will be popping out in the beautiful Waltham Forest in East London. This was a popular spot to watch the London Olympics last year and we anticipate that it will be hugely popular this time around too. You start your day by visit the Olympic Park nearby and plan the rest of the day around your favourite players to make this outing, the perfect sport’s day out! For more information click here
Another BBC Screen is going to be attracting a steady crowd at the General Gordon Square in Woolwich. For more information click here
The Refinery at London Bridge
This restaurant is one of the most popular spots to watch Wimbledon around the Southbank and it’s also a great place where you can relax while you watch these tennis stars on screen, do all the hard work… For more information click here
The Garden Bar at Notting Hill
This area is actually a pub garden more than just a bar and its huge outdoor screenings will be ideal for watching Wimbledon after you have check out the lovely shops on Portobello Road. To make things more exciting, their bar staff will be serving up country-themed cocktails depending on who’s playing.
If it’s raining is on the cards, you can also watch Wimbledon on the indoor screens! For more information click here
New Street Square (free)
Next to St Paul’s Cathedral, and very closed to the heart of financial district of (the City) of London, this new shopping complex will feature a public big screen showing the tournament displaying all the actions from Monday to Friday. For more information click here
Bankside Mix, at Southwark Street (free)
You can enjoy outdoor screenings of all the action at Wimbledon with the backdrop of the Tate Modern, make sure you grab a fancy drink from one of the many bars and restaurants in the vicinity. For more information click here
Now, we only need to cross our fingers for the sun to shine most days (because it wouldn’t be Wimbledon, if we don’t get a shower or two in the middle of a decisive match) for all of us to experience Wimbledon 2013 in full!
PS: Not feeling like going out? You can always watch the matches on the big screens in our lounge…