Game, set & match! Yes, Wimbledon is back, running from 3rd – 16th July. If you didn’t manage to nab tickets for Centre Court, fear not, because we’ve rounded up the best places to watch the tennis and (hopefully) catch a few rays too.
Watch the tennis for free from one of the deck chairs (you can also see the screen from the terraces of Morena and Jones Family Kitchen) in the courtyard of Eccleston Yards. Amie Wine will be running a pop-up bar, so you can watch the tennis with a glass of wine.
Duke of York Square
Catch the semi-finals and finals on the screen at Duke of York Square, set up on the green opposite the Saatchi Gallery. There’ll be a pop-up bar pouring drinks with the Fine Food Market in residence on the Saturday too. You can spread your blanket out on the green or pre-book one of the deckchairs if you want something a little more comfy.
Duke of York Square, London SW3 4LY
As well as installing a big screen on their terrace so you can catch all the tennis action, Bluebird will be popping Lanson champagne and serving up the classic Wimbledon combo, strawberries and cream.
350 King’s Rd, London SW3 5UU
London Bridge City
London Bridge’s FREE summer festival will be showing all the big Wimbledon matches on their screen at The Scoop. It’s first-come, first-served so get down early if you want to secure a spot, and then keep yourself fed and watered by hitting up Honey Honey Chicken, Bad Boy Pizza, Nice Day, and the Riverside Terrace Bar.
London Bridge City, London, SE1 2DB
The Dog & Fox
Get close to the action at The Dog & Fox in Wimbledon Village, which will be screening every game live on TVs throughout the pub and a large projector. Enjoy some drinks while watching the tennis, or head outside to the sun-soaked terrace with a gin spritz or a Pimm’s.
24 High Street, Wimbledon Village, London SW19 5EA
Portman Square Gardens
Summer in the Square is back at Marylebone’s Portman Square Gardens, meaning that from 11th – 16th July, you can lounge here for FREE on a deck chair while watching Wimbledon matches on the big screen. And to make it even better, the likes of Chiltern Street Deli, Zetter Townhouse, Fire & Spice and Smoky Boys will be in residence at the Guest Kitchen.
Portman Square, London W1H 6LT
This year, Covent Garden’s Piazza will be decorated specially for Wimbledon with deck chairs, picnic tables, bunting and flowers. You’ll be able to catch matches daily on the large screen while sipping on Pimm’s provided by the pop-up bar, then shop from Wimbledon outfitter Ralph Lauren or head to Mariage Freres for their Wimbledon-inspired tennis ball dessert to really get in the spirit.
Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RF
The Canal at King’s Cross
Everyman’s open-air cinema is back for 2023, and it’s bringing sun-drenched Wimbledon screenings with it. Chill by the canal on a lounger or beanbag with any of the food, wine and cocktails from the Everyman menu. Seats are first come first serve, so get there earlier to nab the best spot.
Canalside Steps, Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4PQ
St James’s Market
Looking for somewhere to decompress away from buzzy Piccadilly Circus? Head round the corner this summer to St James’s Market and take a seat at one of the free deck chairs to watch some Wimbledon matches on the big screen. No need to book, this spot is free for spontaneous spectating. Plus, there are plenty of bars, restaurants and terraces to enjoy while you’re there.
St James’s Market, London SW1Y 4AH
If you’re out and about in London Bridge and want to catch some the tennis, head for Vinegar Yard. The outdoor screen in The Courtyard will be showing the matches and you’ll be able to cheer on your faves with pizza from Bad Boy Pizza Society in hand.
72-82 St. Thomas Street, London, SE1 3QU
A giant open-air screen is pitching up in Merchant Square in Paddington, showing all the tennis action from the tournament. You can just rock up and grab a deckchair or spread out your own blanket on the lawn, and from Thurs – Sun on both weeks, The Thirsty Farrier will be serving cocktails from their horse box bar. And if you want to hit a few balls yourself, there’ll be a mini pop-up tennis court for you to play games on.
Merchant Square, London, W2 1AS
East Londoners will be able to catch every game, set and match of Wimbledon at Hackney Bridge, the huge beer garden in Hackney Wick. A massive screen will be showing the action in the garden overlooking the canal and you’ll be able to stay refreshed by hitting up the outdoor bar and resident street food traders.
Units 1-28, Echo Building, E Bay Ln, London E15 2SJ
All the Wimbledon action will be screened in both Canada Square Park and Cabot Square, with picnic tables and grass to sit on. The Grandstand Bar will be serving drinks and if you’d rather have a proper sit down meal whilst you watch, you can see the screens from the terraces of Iberica, Electric Shuffle, Wahaca, The Ivy and The Parlour.
Canada Square Park & Cabot Square, London, E14