Where To Watch Wimbledon

What's On
By Rufus Punt | 28th June 2023

Want to watch Wimbledon? Of course you do- the Championships are one of the biggest events in sport, and the most prestigious in tennis. If you can’t get into the courts themselves, there’s still plenty of great places to watch on screens and enjoy delicious themed tennis dishes across London.

As the only one of the four big Open tournaments still played on grass, the event calls for idyllic outdoor venues to sit and watch the big matches. Here’s where to watch Wimbledon in London.

Portman Square Garden

Baker Street Quarter’s Summer in the Square located in Portman Square, Marylebone is returning for 2023, and there’s plenty to do, with wellness activities and arts and crafts workshops. There’s also a large to screen to watch the tennis action on and deckchairs to sit on and bask in the sun. There’s plenty of food stalls to visit too, so there’s ample time to visit everything.

Where: 55 Baker St, London W1U 8EW

Website: www.bakerstreetq.co.uk

Duke of York Square

The Duke of York Square is once again hosting the punnily named Strawberries and Screen and will be doing so for the Men’s Semi-Finals and the Men’s and Women’s Singles Finals. The very lovely venue will be serving up hampers courtesy of Partridge, and a pop-up stall selling the classic strawberry and cream combo. There are plenty of deckchairs to recline in and green space to sit with a blanket on, and the action will be shown on a giant screen.

Where: 80 King’s Rd, London SW3 4LY

Website: dukeofyorksquare.com

Design District Canteen

Pop over to the O2 in Greenwich for the last two days of Wimbledon and you’ll find the Design District Canteen is displaying the final weekend action on a big screen in a delicious food hub. You’ll find plenty of amazing grub to chomp on as your watch the matches fold, and a fab bar serving cocktails, wines, spirits and craft beer to quench your thirst- as well as classic Wimbledon beverage Pimms. There’s also The Kid’s Table team who’ll provide arts and crafts sessions to kids while their parents watch the tennis.

Where: Soames Walk, London SE10 0AX

Website: designdistrictcanteen.co.uk/

Vinegar Yard

Another perfect choice for tennis watching (and easy to get to), Vinegar Yard is one of our fave summery spots in London. There’s plenty of really tasty food and drink to feast on (read our foodie article for more) and is located just next to London Bridge station. You can sip a delicious cocktail in the lovely surroundings while you watch, and it’s not just Wimbledon being shown- even Love Island will be screened throughout the coming weeks, too. Bookings can be found on the website.

Where: 72-82 ST THOMAS ST, LONDON SE1 3QX

Website: www.vinegaryard.london

Battersea Power Station wimbledon screen

Battersea Power Station

Sit back and watch all the live action on a big screen at Battersea Power Station while enjoying some sensationally sippable Gin & Tonics from Sipsmith, the Official Gin sponsor of Wimbledon, with drinks served from their new art deco Gin Bus during the Wimbledon Finals Weekend. There’ll also be sports and games-themed films shown here throughout summer, as well as screenings of other summer sporting fixtures like the Tour de France and World Athletics Championships.

Where: Circus Rd W, Nine Elms, London SW11 8AL

Website: batterseapowerstation.co.uk

St James’ Market

The lovely St James’ Market will also be showing tennis this year. You can grab yourself a deckchair and enjoy all the coverage on one of the biggest free outdoor screens in London, right in the heart of the city. Not only that, there’s a fantastic selection of local restaurants where you can treat yourself to some amazing food, and takeaway to have as a picnic. The Beau is one great option, and there’s also pizza place ‘O ver and always reliable bakery Ole & Steen.

Where: Regent Street, London SW1Y 4NR

Website: stjameslondon.co.uk

The Bluebird

The Bluebird in Chelsea is welcoming all to come and watch the Championships on its idyllic terrace. The bar will have its big screen up from 3rd July, and you can enjoy the matches with alfresco dining and drinks at your leisure. It’ll be serving up all its signature cocktails and summery beverages to keep you going through any marathon tiebreaks.

Where: 350 King’s Road, London SW3 5UU

Website: www.bluebird-restaurant.co.uk

The Screen on the Canal

The Screen on the Canal at King’s Cross is as you’d expect- a large screen next to a canal, and it’s home to a brilliant film festival that takes place each year, showing family classics and the latest blockbusters. But before all that in the evening, the screen will be showing the tennis at SW19 until 5pm for its two-week duration, and it’s a great place to have a nice, breezy break by the canal. There’s also the Tour de France being shown here if you’re a fan of cycling too. Just make sure not to fall into the water when practising your best backspin.

Where: Canalside Steps, Granary Square, King’s Cross, London

Website: www.kingscross.co.uk

Murray Mound/Henman Hill/Radacanu Ridge

It goes by many names depending on which British pro is grabbing the headlines in the tennis world, but the grassy banked area within the grounds of the All England Lawn Tennis Club remains an iconic place to go and watch the Championships. If you have access to the grounds (you’ll need a ticket on the day), you can go and sit here and gawp up at the giant screen outside No.1 Court watching the tennis maestros at work. There are nearly always vox pops going on, and the broadcast cameras often zoom in over the area during match downtime, so you can smile and wave to your friends at home.

Where: The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Church Road, Wimbledon, London SW19

Website: www.wimbledon.com

The Piazza

Want to be close to the action but unable to get tickets for the grounds? There’s always The Piazza in Wimbledon Town Centre, about a 20 to 30 minute walk away from the club itself. It’s right on The Broadway street that comes down from Wimbledon Village and a large fake grass rug is rolled out in front of a giant screen for when the Championships are in town. You can grab a deckchair (for free) and take in the action on a big screen, or just find a spot to sit and stand. All of Wimbledon Town’s shops and restaurants are right there close to you, including a Morrison’s (or Murraysons when the Scot was at his peak) to pop into for any essentials.

Where: The Piazza, Wimbledon, London SW19 1QB United Kingdom

 

Home House

No centre court tickets? That’s not a problem thanks to Home House and their giant pop-up screen showcasing the best of the Wimbledon highlights. See the tennis stars battle it out for the trophy in the private members’ club’s gorgeous garden. Pair the occasion with a cocktail or two and a selection of delicacies from their special Wimbledon menu – think Pimm’s jelly with cucumber sorbet; coconut and mint semifreddo dark chocolate ice lolly; and a classic strawberries and cream selection.

wherE: 20 Portman Square, W1H 6LW

website: www.homehouse.co.uk

Westfield

As if it didn’t already have everything, Westfield will be home to a big outdoor screen and garden area for you to immerse yourself in all the action after you’ve shopped till you’ve dropped. The Wimbledon Experience returns after being a smash hit during previous championships- so be prepared for crowds of fellow tennis fans. The Ocean Outdoor will broadcast daily from 11am throughout the tournament’s two weeks, and you’ll be able to grab plenty of food to refuel on at any of the endless food places while you watch.

Where: Westfield London, 1081 Ariel Way, London

Website: Westfield.com

Morena x Beesou Terrace in Eccleston Yards

‌Eccleston Yards has been a great place to watch Wimbledon for years, and this time around, the delectable Latin American resto Morena is hosting a screening there, in partnership with Beesou. The familiar community of restaurants, retailers and market stalls that is Eccleston Yards is the ideal place to sit in the sun and enjoy a sip of delicious Beesou spritz. There’s plenty of space, a nice big screen to catch every serve, ace and fault, and within walking distance of plenty of great shops.

Where: 21 Ecclestone Place, SW1W 9NF

Website: belgravialdn.com

St Katharine Docks

‌Watching tennis in a marina? Don’t mind if we do. The lovely St Katharine Docks In the East End is home to a particularly good place to watch the Championships, with the smell of the river and boats galore. To go that extra mile, the screen is on a floating pontoon in the harbour, giving an altogether summery feel. Grab a deckchair and a cool drink from cocktail expert Sipello, sit back, and enjoy the best tennis in the world.

Address: 50 St Katharine Docks, St Katharine Docks, E1W 1LA

Website: sKDOCKS.co.uk

Canary Wharf

In the shade of Canary Wharf’s iconic skyscrapers, you’ll find the Summer Screens, a perfect place to take in some of the best action from the opening two days of Wimbledon, on 3rd and 4th July. Unlike most of the rest of Canary Wharf, it’s free entry, and you can stroll into Canada Square Park for all your tennis needs. There is of course plenty of places to get a glass or a nibble, like The Grandstand Bar or the nearby Waitrose. Summer Screens, as the name implies, shows a lot of other sport and entertainment over June/July, with films like Paddington, 10 Things I Hate About You, Mamma Mia and Isle of Dogs all in the lineup.

Address: Canada Square Park, London

wEBSITE: canarywharf.com

Lyric Square

Head over to Hammersmith’s Lyric Square for more Wimbledon action this summer, with the Championships dominating the Big Screen there for the fortnight. You’ll be able to see every minute from the first serve on day one to Championship Point on the last Sunday, while sat in an appropriately green deckchair. Make sure you grab a cool pint as the day wears on, and when you’re not soaking up the tennis, you can get up and take a stroll around the area’s other offerings. The Big Screen is part of Hammersmith’s Summer Festival, with plenty of activities and outlets to discover. It’s great for a day out.

Where: Lyric Square, London

Website: Lyric.co.uk

 


Want to receive more great articles like this every day? Join our daily email now