Where to watch Wimbledon on the big screen in London this summer 2017
It’s that time of year again. When London goes tennis mad for a fortnight and it feels like you hear the words ‘Murray’ and ‘Djokovic’ on a hourly basis. With the fight for tickets set to be as tough as usual, many tennis fans will have to settle for watching the action on TV rather than in the flesh. So if you can’t reach the heady heights of Centre Court, why not see the likes of Murray in action with some atmosphere. A host of parks, spaces and bars are hosting Wimbledon screenings on the big screen – many alfresco – so you can enjoy the match while sipping Pimm’s and nibbling strawberries and cream.
- 3 – 15 July : Andy Murray Fan Zone @ Mac & Wild
Mac & Wild restaurant are transforming their terrace into an Andy Murray fan zone during Wimbledon with tennis on the big screen, grass courts and balls galore. A special Wimbledon Murray menu will be served, featuring Highland Summer Cup (whisky Pimm’s), Scottish Strawberries and Cream, Venison Scotch Egg and the Murray Mound Burger. The bar will be offering 2-4-1 on glasses of Prosecco and Brewgooder beer during the tournament. Terrace open 1pm-10.30pm Mon-Sat. Mac & Wild, 9A Devonshire Square, City of London, EC2M 4YM. Nearest station: Liverpool Street. To book, visit the Mac & Wild website.
- 3 – 16 July : St Kats Big Screen presents Wimbledon
Sit back and relax on a deckchair or beanbag on a floating pontoon as you check out the latest action from SW19. Pimm’s and strawberries will be served during the semi-finals and finals (13-16 July), but otherwise you’re welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks. Times vary. Free. St Katharine Docks, 50 St Katharine’s Way, E1W 1LA. Nearest station: Tower Hill or Tower Gateway. For more information, visit the St Kats website.
- 3 – 16 July : Wimbledon @ Merchant Square
Watch the action while chilling on deckchairs in the city oasis of the Paddington Basin. Open daily until 10pm. Free. The Lawn, Paddington Basin, W2 1JS. Nearest station: Paddington. For more information, visit the Merchant Square website.
- 3 – 16 July : Wimbledon @ London Bridge City Summer Festival
Check out the latest games on the big screen just metres from the River Thames and City Hall. The London Riviera will also be open serving food and cocktails. Times vary. Free. The Scoop, Queen’s Walk, SE1 2DB. Nearest station: London Bridge. For more information, visit the London Bridge City website.
- 3 – 16 July : Great British Summer
Sit in deckchairs 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 station: St Pauls)
– Cardinal Place, 1st floor roof terrace (Victoria Street, Victoria, SW1E 5JD. Nearest station: Victoria)
– New Street Square (located off Fleet Street, Holborn, EC4A. Nearest station: Chancery Lane or City Thameslink).
- 3 – 16 July : Strawberries And Screen @ King’s Cross
Watch the tennis on the big screen while lounging on deckchairs at King’s Cross. Times vary. Free. Lewis Cubitt Park, Handyside Street, King’s Cross, N1C 4UZ. Nearest station: King’s Cross St Pancras. For more information, visit the Kings Cross website.
- 3 – 16 July : Wimbledon @ Bluebird
Bluebird on 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 Pimm’s from the bar or eating from the café menu. There will also be a special menu for the men’s final. Bluebird, 350 King’s Road, Chelsea, SW3 5UU. Nearest stations: Fulham Broadway, South Kensington or Sloane Square. For more information, visit the Bluebird website.
- 3 – 16 July : Summer of Sports @ Broadgate
Exchange Square hosts a summer of sports screenings, as well as Wimbledon, this summer. Others sports include the Tour de France and World Championships. Times vary. Free. Exchange Square, Broadgate, City of London, EC2A. Nearest station: Liverpool Street. For more information, visit the Broadgate London website.
- 3 – 16 July : Summer Screens @ Canary Wharf
Head to Docklands to watch Wimbledon and other sports on the big screen this summer. Tons of nearby restaurants and bars will be selling picnics and drinks to keep you fed and watered during the matches. Times vary. Free. Cabot Square and Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, E14. Nearest station: Canary Wharf. For more information, visit the Canary Wharf website.
- 3 – 16 July : Vantage Point @ Flat Iron Square
Summer screenings of the tennis from The Championships, Wimbledon and Stella Artois at foodie and entertainment destination Flat Iron Square. Featuring artisan food, live alternative commentary and the best from SW19. 12pm-10.30pm. Free entry (18+ only). Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, Bankside, SE1 1TD. Nearest station: Borough, London Bridge or Southwark. For more information, visit the Flat Iron Square website.
- 13 – 16 July : Big Screen On The Green
Four day festival of sport and culture, featuring super-sized LED screenings of Wimbledon semi-finals and finals and the F1 British Grand Prix. Featuring a Pommery Champagne lounge, cocktail bar, acoustic music and entertainment, food stalls with picnic area and a family fun zone. Opening times vary. Tickets start from £7.50. Parsons Green, Fulham, SW6 4UL. Nearest station: Parsons Green. For more information, visit the Big Screen On The Green website.
- 14 – 16 July : Strawberries & Screen @ Duke Of York Square
Watch the Wimbledon finals and men’s semi-finals on the big screen in the heart of Chelsea. You can bring a picnic or buy some Pimm’s and strawberries from the Partridges pop-up bar. Free. Duke of York Square (off King’s Road), Chelsea, SW3 4LY. Nearest station: Sloane Square. For more information, visit the Duke Of York Sq website.
- 15 – 16 July : Wimbledon @ Big Screen On The Beach
Camden’s Roundhouse is hosting alfresco screenings of the Wimbledon finals at its summer beach pop-up. Open 12pm-11pm. Free entry. Camden Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, NW1 8EH. Nearest station: Chalk Farm. For booking, visit The Roundhouse website.
For a guide to what else is on in London in July, click here.
To find out where London’s urban beaches are this summer, click here.