Anyone for tennis? Wouldn’t that be nice. A haven for fans of the fruity stuff and a glorious sea of white washed garms and gingham blankets, the Wimbledon tennis tournament is about as charming as they come. Whilst the whole wide world suffers from football fever, London stays loyal to it’s old pal Wimbles – how could we forget about that refined old fella?
Bars and pubs across London are making quite a racket as they show that dastardly World Cup who rules the roost: whether it’s Champagne and Pimm’s, punnets of strawberries or a stacking of giant tennis balls, we’ve got ‘em all lined up for your viewing pleasure.
It’s fair to say that no one does Wimbledon in London quite like Bluebird in Chelsea. Famed for their Wimbledon spread, these guys are screening all of the matches on a big screen, planted to the rear of their ever so charming courtyard. Expect a stacking of giant tennis balls, jug after jug of Pimm’s, and an all day cafe menu to include a cheeky BBQ. Head Chef Robert Izdebski has even crafted a bespoke three course menu to pair with the Men’s Finals – delightful!
The Refinery, Waterloo:
Sup away on a spot of something summery as you catch all of the action at The Refinery. They’ve dressed themselves to the nines in Great British Summertime, excelling in all things al fresco and boasting an excess of Pommery Champagne, Wimbledon inspired cocktails and a seductive set of deckchairs. For the spirit of refined competition and all the drama on Centre Court, The Refinery is your hot spot.
Beaufort House, Chelsea:
Guests can expect the entire Wimbledon package at Beaufort House, Chelsea. They’re serving up box after box of strawberries and a neverending flow of Pimm’s to keep you thirsty little rabbits fed and watered throughout the entire tournament. Give that tennis elbow a cheeky flex, and get ready for a barrage of Wimbledon fuelled team spirit in a charming home-from-home setting.
The Rose & Crown, Wimbledon:
Only a short walk from Wimbledon’s All England Lawn Tennis Club, The Rose & Crown is pretty much the closest thing you’re going to get to Centre Court. Whether you’re after a bottle of bubbles or Pimm’s on tap (this is Wimbledon, after all), this delightful suburban pub is always a hot spot for catching the neighbouring tennis action.
Garden Bar, Notting Hill:
Charismatic and refined, this charming pub in Notting Hill carries itself with style and flair: the kitsch garden area is decked out with fairy lights and even boasts its own thatched bar. All of the games are shown on two big screens to the rear of the garden, alongside a hearty dose of bubbles and fruits by the flask.
And remember you can always watch the matches at our hostels in our Bars if it’s rainy outside and you don’t feel like going out.