Where to watch Wimbledon 2019 and other sports on the big screen in London
It’s that time of year again. The whole country goes tennis mad for two weeks as the Wimbledon tournament kicks off from 1-13 July. If you haven’t been lucky enough to get tickets, then you can still enjoy the action and get into the sporting spirit at one of the Wimbledon screenings on in the capital. As well as the action from SW19, there’s also a host of other sporting events over the summer, including Tour de France, The Ashes, the US Open and the Cricket World Cup. Many of the screenings are free, but seats aren’t usually reserved so it’s recommended to get there early if you want to a guarantee a good spot.
Here’s a guide on where to watch Wimbledon and other sporting events on the big screen in London this summer.
- 1 June – 2 November : Summer of Sports – Wimbledon @ Flat Iron Square
Head to Southwark’s street food hub to watch the matches on a 100in big screen in the garden. Flat Iron Square will also be screening the Ashes and the Cricket World Cup during the summer and the Rugby World Cup from September onwards. Free entry. 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.
- 5 June – 16 August : Big Screen @ Broadgate
Broadgate as hosting a bumper summer of sports screenings, featuring the Wimbledon, Cricket World Cup, US Open, French Open Tennis, various Grand Prix, Africa Cup of Nations, Queens Club Fever-Tree Championships, Tour de France, Netball World Cup, British Open, England vs Ireland Test Match, Glorious Goodwood and The Ashes. The BBQ pop-up Club will also be serving food. 11am-11pm. Free entry. Exchange Square, Broadgate, EC2A 2BR. Nearest station: Liverpool Street. For more information, visit the Broadgate website.
- 10 June – 25 September : Summer Screens @ Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf will be hosting open-air screenings of many sporting events over the summer, including Wimbledon, ICC Cricket World Cup, Tour de France, Women’s Ashes, British Open Golf, The Ashes, US Open Tennis, FIBA Basketball World Cup and UCI Road World Championships. Times vary. Free. Cabot Square and Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, E14. Nearest station: Canary Wharf. For more information, visit the Canary Wharf website.
- 1 – 14 July : Wimbledon @ Merchant Square
Grab a deckchair or bean bag and watch the games while lounge canalside. Grab strawberries and cream or other grub from the street food market. 12pm-9pm. Free. The Lawn, Paddington Basin, W2 1JS. Nearest station: Paddington. For more information, visit the Merchant Square website.
- 1 – 14 July : Wimbledon @ Bluebird
Soak up the sun while watching the tennis on the big screen in the courtyard. Food and drink available from the Bluebird. Times vary. Bluebird, 350 King’s Road, Chelsea, SW3 5UU. Nearest stations: Fulham Broadway, South Kensington or Sloane Square. For more information, visit the Bluebird website.
- 1 – 14 July : Wimbledon Screenings @ North Mayfair
Watch the matches on the big screen in the heart of Mayfair. Grab a deckchair and order food and drink while checking out the tennis. 11am-8pm. Free. Brown Hart Gardens (Duke Street Entrance), Mayfair, W1K 6JQ. Nearest station: Bond Street or Green Park. For more information, visit the Mayfair and Belgravia website.
- 1 – 14 July : Wimbledon @ St James’s Market
Keep up to date with all the Centre Court action with live screenings in St James’s Market. Pull up a deckchair and watch the action on the big screen. Times vary. Free entry. 1 St James’s Market, St James, SW1Y 4AH. Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus. For more information, visit the St James’s London website.
- 1 – 14 July : St Kats Big Screen presents Wimbledon
Sit back and relax on a deckchair or bench on a floating pontoon as you check out the latest action from SW19. You’re welcome to bring your own soft drinks and snacks, but no alcohol. A bar will be serving food and drinks on the pontoon during the finals. 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.
- 1 – 14 July : Tennis Big Screen @ Wimbledon Piazza
Watch the big matches a stone throw’s away from the actual court at the Piazza. Pull up a deckchair and enjoy food or drink from nearby vendors. 11am-6pm. Free entry. The Piazza, Wimbledon, SW19 1QB. Nearest station: Wimbledon. For more information, visit the LoveWimbledon website.
- 1 – 14 July : Live Wimbledon Screenings @ King’s Cross
Watch the tennis on the big screen on the canalside steps at Granary Square. Eat from nearby street food market KERB or buy Prosecco, cold beer and soft drinks from the Summer Love bar. Times vary, but usually finish by 8pm. Free. Granary Square, King’s Cross, N1C 4BH. Nearest station: King’s Cross St Pancras. For more information, visit the King’s Cross website.
- 1 – 14 July : Wimbledon @ Hammersmith BID Summer Festival
All the action from SW19 and the Tour de France on the big screen in Lyric Square. You can also test your serve and play your friends in the Serve Kings Mall. From 12pm. Free. Lyric Square, Hammersmith, W6 0NB. Nearest station: Hammersmith. For more information, visit the HammersmithLondon website.
- 1 – 14 July : Sun, Drinks & Tennis @ Cardinal Place
The roof garden at Victoria has been transformed for open-air screenings, with deckchairs, a pop-up bar from Franklin & Sons. Hours vary. Free. Cardinal Place, 1st floor roof terrace, Victoria Street, Victoria, SW1E 5JD. Nearest station: Victoria. For more information, visit the Create Victoria website.
- 1 – 14 July : Sun, Drinks & Tennis @ One New Change
Watch Wimbledon on the 6th floor of One New Change with views of the London skyline and nearby St Paul’s Cathedral. Pop-up bar also on site. Hours vary. Free. One New Change, 1 New Change, City of London, EC4M 9AF. Nearest station: St Paul’s. For more information, visit the One New Change website.
- 1 – 14 July : Wimbledon @ Summer by the River
Check out the latest games on the big screen just metres from the River Thames and City Hall. There will also be a pop-up bar serving food and drink. Times vary. Free. The Scoop, Queen’s Walk, SE1 2DB. Nearest station: London Bridge. For more information, visit the London Bridge City website.
- 8 – 14 July : Wimbledon @ BST Open House
Watch Wimbledon on the big screen as the Barclaycard British Summer Time festival opens its gates for free. Visitors are invited to bring a rug or a picnic. 12pm-(end of play). Free entry. Hyde Park, W2 2UH. Nearest station: Hyde Park Corner or Marble Arch. For more information, visit the BST website.
- 13 – 14 July : Big Screen On The Green
Watch the Wimbledon finals in a premium festival setting at two south-west London sites. Along with the action from centre court, there will also be live music, games, gourmet food, a champagne lounge, and comfortable seating. Tickets starts from £20. At Fulham Palace Private Gardens, Bishop’s Avenue, Fulham, SW6 6EA. Nearest station: Putney Bridge and Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road, Morden, SM4 5JD. Nearest station: Morden. For tickets, visit the Big Screen on the Green website. Read Metro Girl’s blog post, to find out more.
And here’s something extra…
- 13 – 14 July : Rose on the Road
Botanical drinks brand Fentimans will be touring the streets of Wimbledon over the finals weekend with their Instagrammable Land Rover. The flower-bombed vehicle will be offering passers by a can of Rose Lemonade and the chance to pose for a selfie. Instagrammers can share their pics on the photo-sharing site to enter a prize-draw to win a weekend in Ibiza. For more information, visit the Rose on the Road website.
For a guide to London’s outdoor and pop-up cinemas this summer, click here.
For a guide to what’s on in London in August, click here.