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Where to watch Wimbledon on the big screen in London this summer 2017

Watch the tennis on a floating pontoon in St Katharine’s Docks

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. Read the rest of this entry

Summer of sport: Where to watch Euro 2016, Wimbledon and Rio Olympics outdoors on the big screen

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Watch Wimbledon and the Rio Olympics on the big screen during the London Bridge City Summer Festival

This summer we have three big sporting tournaments to captivate the nation. The UEFA European football championships (10 June – 10 July), Wimbledon (27 June – 10 July) and the Rio De Janeiro Olympics (5 to 21 August). For those unable to get a ticket to one of the events, why not soak up the sporting atmosphere with an alfresco screening? Plenty of venues are hosting big screens around town, with plenty of food and drink on offer too to keep you fuelled.

For a more detailed guide on where to watch the Rio Olympics, click here.

  • 10 June – 10 July : Euros @ Bar & Co

Watch the Euros on the deck of a floating bar while enjoying views over the Thames. With a late license until 3am if you fancy a party afterwards. The football will be screened on TVs both inside and out on deck. Tickets: £12. Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment, WC2R 2PN. Nearest station: Temple. For booking, visit the Bar & Co website.

  • 10 June – 21 August : The Big Screen @ Bluebird

Bluebird on the King’s Road will be hosting screenings of Euro 2016, Wimbledon and the Rio Olympic Games 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. Bluebird, 350 King’s Road, Chelsea, SW3 5UU. Nearest stations: Fulham Broadway, South Kensington or Sloane Square. For more information, visit the Bluebird website.

  • 10 June – 18 September : Screenings @ Pop Fields

Watch a host of sport, including Euro 2016, Wimbledon, Tour de France, Rio Olympics and Paralympics and US Open Tennis on the big screen in Pop Fields, the outdoor space next to Pop Brixton, where you can buy food and drink from local vendors. Free entry. Pop Fields, 49 Brixton Station Road, Brixton, SW9 8PQ. Nearest station: Brixton. For more information, visit the Pop Brixton website.

  • 27 June – 1 July : Wimbledon @ The Northbank Summer Festival

Watch the earlier Wimbledon matches on the big screen near the Thames during the month-long Northbank Summer Festival. There will also be live music and food markets. 11am-7.30pm. Free. Victoria Embankment Gardens (off Villiers Street), Westminster, WC2N 6NS. Nearest station: Embankment or Charing Cross. For more information, visit The Northbank London website.

  • 27 June – 10 July : Wimbledon @ Hammersmith Summer Festival

Watch the action from Wimbledon as part of the Hammersmith London 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.

  • 27 June – 10 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 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). Read the rest of this entry

Where to watch Wimbledon on the big screen in London this summer

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You can’t watch the tennis without strawberries!

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.

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Why not sip on a Murray Martini, the Federer Fizz, Nadal Nigroni and Djokovic Daiquiri while watching the tennis at M Restaurants’ bar?

  • 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 Hendrick’s 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.

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Summer of sport: Where to watch the World Cup and Wimbledon 2014

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Watch the sporting action on a pop-up screen this summer

This summer is a bumper for big sporting events – as well as the annual Wimbledon tournament, we also have the football World Cup and Commonwealth Games taking place. Thanks to geography, finances and boring old work spoiling the fun, most of us won’t get the chance to see the games in person. However, big outdoor screens will be popping up across the capital giving you the chance to watch the sporting action with like-minded fans, providing a lot more atmosphere (and hopefully sunshine) than you would get in your own front room. Here’s a guide to the outdoor big screens in London this summer.

FIFA World Cup Brazil (12 June – 13 July)

Wimbledon (23 June – 6 July)

Commonwealth Games Glasgow (23 July – 3 August)

  • Summer Of Sport @ Broadgate

An outdoor screen in Exchange Square will be broadcasting the World Cup, Wimbledon, Commonwealth Games and other sports between 12 June – 5 September. As well as free screenings, there will also be sporting events you can take part in. Surrounded by bars and restaurants, there are plenty of options for refreshments, with some establishments serving themed menus and hosting outdoor BBQs. Exchange Square, Broadgate, EC2A 2BQ. Nearest tube: Liverpool Street or Shoreditch High Street. For more information, check out the Broadgate website.

  • Summer Of Sport @ Regent’s Place

Outdoor screenings and sport-themed activities at Regent’s Place in the West End, including the World Cup, Ascot, Tour De France, Grand Prix and Wimbledon. Regent’s Place, NW1 3HF. Nearest tube: Warren Street. For more information, visit the Regent’s Place website.

  • Great British Summer @ St Pauls, Victoria, Holborn and St Katherine Docks
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You can’t watch the tennis without strawberries!

Great British Summer are hosting free screenings of Wimbledon tennis at four venues across the capital. Sit in complimentary deck chairs and watch the action on screens housed in customised retro caravans. Includes the 6th floor roof terrace at One New Change (Cheapside, EC4M 9AF. Nearest tube: St Pauls), 1st floor roof terrace at Cardinal Place (Victoria Street, Victoria, SW1E 5JD. Nearest tube: Victoria), New Street Square (located off Fleet Street, Holborn, EC4A. Nearest station: Chancery Lane or City Thameslink) and Thomas More Square (just east of St Katherines Docks, E1W 1YY. Nearest station: Tower Hill or Wapping). Open daily during the tournament from 12-10pm. For more information, visit the Great British Summer website.

  • Canary Wharf Summer Screen @ Canada Square Park

There will be a free big screen in Canada Square Park broadcasting Royal Ascot, Wimbledon, various Grand Prix and the Commonwealth Games between 19 June until 4 August. Canada Square Park, Docklands, E14. Nearest station: Canary Wharf. For more information, visit the Canary Wharf website.

  • World Cup @ Egg London

Kings Cross nightclub is hosting open air screenings on its new roof terrace and also inside for all England games and select matches. Free entry and Brazilian BBQ and special drinks deals will be on offer. Timings vary. Egg London, 200 York Way, N7 9AX. Nearest station: Caledonian Road, Kings Cross or Camden Road. For more information, visit Egg London website.

  • World Cup Final @ Netil360

The roof terrace at Netil360 in London Fields will be hosting an open-air screening of the World Cup final on 13 July. It’s BYOB, but there will be a service charge. Free to members, £5 to non-members. 4-11pm. Netil360, Netil House, 1 Westgate Street, E8 3RL. Nearest train station: London Fields. For more information, visit the Netil360 website.

  • Wimbledon @ Bluebird

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    It’s Pimms O’Clock

Bluebird in the King’s Road will be hosting screenings of Wimbledon on a giant outdoor screen in their courtyard. You can watch the action while sipping champagne or Pimms from the bar or eating from the café menu, including the BBQ. On the Men’s Finals day, they will be serving a special three course menu created by head chef Robert Izdebski. Bluebird, 350 King’s Road, Chelsea, SW3 5UU. Nearest station: Fulham Broadway, South Kensington or Sloane Square. For more information, visit the Bluebird website.

  • Wimbledon & World Cup Final @ The Refinery

The outdoor terrace at The Refinery bar and restaurant will be transformed with deck chairs, white picket fences and big screens to watch Wimbledon and the World Cup Final on 13 July. There will also be film screenings in the evening too. The Refinery, 110 Southwark Street, SE1 oTF. Nearest tube: London Bridge or Southwark. For more information, visit the Refinery website.

  • Wimbledon @ The Scoop

More London presents open air screenings of the games in The Scoop – a concrete amphitheatre near Potters Field Park by the River Thames. Free. Food or drink will be on sale. Cushions available for hire for £1. The Scoop, Queen’s Walk, SE1 2DB. Nearest tube: London Bridge. For more information and listings, visit the More London website.

  • Strawberries & Screen : Wimbledon @ Granary Square

Big screen erected in Granary Square in King’s Cross will screen the tennis. Green & Fortune will be serving Pimms, strawberries and sandwiches. Deckchairs provided. Free. Granary Square, N1C. Nearest tube: King’s Cross St Pancras. For more information, visit the King’s Cross website.

  • Wimbledon @ Lyric Square

Lyric Square in Hammersmith will be hosting open-air free screenings of the tennis during their Summer Festival. Deck chairs provided. Noon-8pm daily. Lyric Square, Hammersmith, W6 0ED. Nearest station: Hammersmith. For more information, visit the Hammersmith London website.


For a guide to open-air cinemas in London this summer, click here.

For a guide to what else is on in London this month, click here.

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