What other event is quite as quintessentially British as the wonderful Wimbledon? From the 27th of June until July 10th, the nation’s favourite court-based competition will be taking place. Fresh white shorts, strawberries and cream and a polite round of applause after each point has been won, it’s the quaintest of the quaint and a dream come true for those who love sports but hate chaos. If you need a break from the yelling and beer-guzzling that seems to be engulfing the Euros, why not head to one of Central London’s best loved pubs, parks and purveyors of Pimms and indulge yourself by listening to the sweet grunts of the world’s best racketeers. Here is our list of 5 places to watch Wimbledon 2016 in Central London.
Nothing beats lazing out in the sun, mildly on edge because of the omnipresent threat of rain, watching two sweaty men battle it out for the title of King of Tennis. Regent’s Place will be screening this exciting event out in the open air so come along with a cold drink or a hot date and drift into a blissful tea and tennis induced coma.
With 2-4-1 on jugs of Pimms, this Scandinavian bar has got you covered while you watch Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic give it everything they have to keep hold of their hard-earned titles. Never tried Scandi food? Now is your chance. Treat yourself to a delicious Smorrebrod and dine in style as you watch the points rack up on screen.
Strawberries and Screen at Granary Square
Strawberries and Screen is the name, tennis is the game. This outdoor venue, situated in the heart of King’s Cross is sure to bring people from all over London to its deck chair decked grounds. Keep an eye on your favourite contender whilst nearby eateries serve up some tasty treats so that we can all cheer and chew in the sunshine together.
Head over to the hottest park this summer for yet more Wimbledon antics. In between the film nights and live music, British Summer Time in Hyde Park will be showing all the ball-hitting you could possibly want on their impossibly big screen. So, grab yourself a beverage and a picnic blanket and while away the day in style at this exciting venue.
The White Swan
Looking for somewhere a bit more upmarket to watch the poshest sporting event of the summer? Accompany your tennis-viewing with a Chateaubriand steak and wash it down with a large glass of Malbec at the White Swan. It seems somewhat better than lukewarm beer in that all too familiar summertime drizzle.
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