Where to watch Wimbledon on the big screen in London this summer
It’s that time of year again – when the country goes tennis mad for two weeks during the Wimbledon tournament. Due to work, money or luck, not all of us will be sitting in centre court watching the action for real in SW19. However, not to worry, as plenty of venues are getting in on the action if you wanted to match the game on the big screen with a bit of atmosphere. Some screens are even staying up a bit longer for the Tour De France, Ashes Test Matches, Grand Prix and Golf British Open Practice Day. So what are you waiting for, grab your tennis whites and get ready to eat your body weight in strawberries and cream!
Here’s Metro Girl’s guide to some of the Wimbledon screenings and celebrations on in London…
- 29 June – 12 July : Live Tennis In Hammersmith
Watch the action from Wimbledon as part of the I Love Hammersmith Summer Festival. The action will be beamed live on to a big screen in Lyric Square while deckchairs will be provided. 12-8pm daily. Free. Lyric Square, Hammersmith, W6 0ED. Nearest station: Hammersmith. For more information, visit the Hammersmith London website.
- 29 June – 12 July : Great British Summer
Sit in deck chairs to watch screenings of Wimbledon tennis at three venues across the capital. All open daily during the tournament from 12-10pm. Free. For more information, visit the Great British Summer website.
– One New Change, 6th floor roof terrace (Cheapside, EC4M 9AF. Nearest tube: St Pauls)
– Cardinal Place, 1st floor roof terrace (Victoria Street, Victoria, SW1E 5JD. Nearest tube: Victoria)
– New Street Square (located off Fleet Street, Holborn, EC4A. Nearest station: Chancery Lane or City Thameslink).
- 29 June – 12 July : Strawberries And Screen
Watch the tennis for free at Kings’ Cross on deckchairs. Lewis Cubitt Park, Handyside St Kings Cross, N1C 4UZ. Nearest station: King’s Cross St Pancras. For more information, visit the Kings Cross website.
- 29 June – 12 July : Wimbledon @ Bluebird
Bluebird in the King’s Road will be hosting screenings of Wimbledon on a giant outdoor screen in their sunny courtyard. You can watch the action while sipping champagne or Pimms from the bar or eating from the café menu. On the Men’s Finals day, they will be serving a special menu. Bluebird, 350 King’s Road, Chelsea, SW3 5UU. Nearest station: Fulham Broadway, South Kensington or Sloane Square. For more information, visit the Bluebird website.
- 29 June – 12 July : Wimbledon @ M Restaurants
The City’s hot new dining and drinking destination will be creating some special Wimbledon-themed cocktails to sip while watching the action on one of their big screens. Why not order a Murray Martini, the Federer Fizz, Nadal Nigroni and Djokovic Daiquiri while standing on the specially turfed bar area. Big tennis fans can also rent the private den for screenings with their own personal staff to serve food and drink during the matches. M, 2-3 Threadneedle Walk, 60 Threadneedle Street, City of London, EC2 8HP. Nearest station: Bank or Liverpool Street. For more information, visit the M Restaurant’s website.
- 29 June – 26 July : More London Free Festival
More London will be screening the tennis, as well as the Tour De France, Ashes Test Matches and Golf British Open Practice Day. Times vary. Free. The London Riviera pop-up nearby will be serving food and drink. The Scoop, Queen’s Walk, SE1 2DB. Nearest tube: London Bridge. For more information, visit the More London website.
- 29 June – 18 August : Summer Screens @ Canary Wharf
Grab a blanket or a picnic and watch some of the summer’s biggest sporting events on the big screen, including Wimbledon tennis, Grand Prix, British Golf Open and live opera from the Royal Opera House. Free. Times vary. Canada Square Park, Docklands, E14. Nearest station: Canary Wharf. For more information, visit the Canary Wharf website.
- 30 June : Mr Fogg’s Wimbledon Soiree
To celebrate this year’s Wimbledon, Mr Fogg will be hosting a soiree in partnership with Champagne Lanson. The bar will be transformed with vintage tennis rackets and memorabilia, while the new Hendricks Botanical Garden will be transformed into a grass tennis court so guests can play a friendly tournament (with purchase of a glass of Champagne Lanson white label). Mr Fogg’s will be serving tennis classics such as strawberries and cream, scones and homemade Tipsy Lemonades as well as some new tennis-themed cocktails, such as The Royal Serve, A Bloomin’ Raquet and Fair Game Martini. Open 5pm-1am. Mr Fogg’s, 15 Bruton Lane, Mayfair, W1J 6JD. Nearest tube: Green Park. For more information, visit the Mr Foggs website.
- 7 – 10 July : Wimbledon Live @ Baker Street Quarter
The Summer In The Square event returns to the Baker Street Quarter, with film and sports screenings. Wimbledon will be screened daily over four days of the tournament. Free. 11am-10pm. Portman Square Garden, Marylebone, W1H 6LT. Nearest station: Bond Street or Marble Arch. For more information, visit the Baker Street Quarter website.
For a guide to what else is on in London in July, click here.
Or for a guide to open air film screenings in London this summer, click here.