Where to watch Wimbledon Tennis 2021
WHERE TO WATCH WIMBLEDON TENNIS 2021
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WIMBLEDON 2021: FROM OUTDOOR SCREENINGS TO WIMBLEDON-THEMED FUN
Top image: Screening by Big Screen London
Words: Imogen Willis
Game, set, match. Wimbledon is finally back! Screens are popping up around south west London where you can view matches from the comfort of a deck chair or picnic blanket or try a selection of Wimbledon-themed activities to get into the spirit of the championships.
Where to watch Wimbledon Tennis 2021:
1Murray Mound (Henman Hill)
If you were lucky enough to secure a grounds ticket online for this year’s Championships, head to Henman Hill located at the All-England Tennis Club. Open at 50 percent capacity to ensure safe viewing, find a spot on the grass and get ready to clap and cheer amongst fellow fans. This is unrivalled for atmosphere, as its large screen and tantalising closeness to Centre Court make it almost as good as a court-side ticket.
2 Love Wimbledon’s Big Screen
Gracing The Piazza in Wimbledon every year, the Love Wimbledon Big Screen is a great spot to watch the championships. Showing all matches from the 28 June to the 9 July, the screen is surrounded by a cluster of socially distanced deckchairs. Offering a nice spot to kick back and relax whilst you watch balls fly from one end of the court to another.
3 Celebrate at a Young’s pub in Wimbledon
Young’s collection of six Wimbledon pubs are getting into the swing of things with live screenings. Al fresco terraces and a collaboration with Sipsmith, which includes a Strawberry Smash gin made exclusively for the Wimbledon Championships. The Alexandra is taking over St. Mark’s Place with an outdoor bar, live music and lights crisscrossing between the buildings for a fun festival atmosphere. Up the hill in Wimbledon Village The Dog and Fox is home to six TV’s and a huge projector. So you won’t miss a swing, alongside live music every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the Championships with an exclusive license to keep the serves coming until 1am.
4 Big Screen London, Cannizaro Park (10 & 11 July)
For an atmospheric and premium way to enjoy the Men’s and Women’s finals, buy tickets to see them at Big Screen London in Cannizaro Park. With the beautiful backdrop of the House and gardens, tickets on sale include ground, premium and party passes which allow fantastic views of the finals. Sit back and enjoy strawberries and cream, Champagne, and summer cocktails all available from vendors, alongside live music entertainment in between each match.
5 Battersea Power Station
Trade in courtside for riverside at free outdoor screenings of Wimbledon at the foot of Battersea Power Station. Wimbledon essentials will be on offer, such as strawberries and cream and Pimm’s. There’ll also be deck chairs to lounge in and ice cream served from Archlight Cinema’s bespoke cart. Restaurants and bars on the waterfront also have a selection of Wimbledon offers to keep the good times rolling. Including a pop-up bar in the Piazza every Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday from No. 29 Power Station West serving Pimm’s and soft drinks.
6 Watch the finals at the Ram Quarter
If you’re planning where to watch Wimbledon Tennis 2021, a large outdoor screen is coming to Wandsworth’s Ram Quarter. It will be live on the 10th and 11th July for the Wimbledon Finals. Expect a wonderful family-friendly space with bean bags and chairs to settle in to. Plus there is a stay-and-play station and activities. Watching athletes perform at the top of their game is undoubtedly hunger and thirst making. For those moments, there is a selection of takeaway food and drink to choose from. Mai Thai is providing a deli lunch deal, strawberries and cream can be purchased from Story Coffee. And themed cocktails and desserts can be tracked down at London Stock. For those on the hunt for a crisp pint or a summery Pimm’s head to Schooner and Sambrook’s.
Other ways to celebrate Wimbledon Tennis Championship:
1 Browse themed windows in Wimbledon Village
Each year shops along the High Street in Wimbledon Village gather flowers, balls, and paint to decorate their windows with Wimbledon-themed designs. Amble along the high street and choose your favourite for the Wimbledon Village Windows competition, which you can vote for on the Wimbledon Village Facebook page. Windows not to miss include Giggling Squid whose colourful racquet display is inspired by Thai blooms, Gigi’s Organic which features a miniature Centre Court with Wombles, and Pet Pavilion where a rather hairier and tailed Banksy, named Barksy, is spray painting a tennis girl mural, hitting a flat serve.
2 Indulge in a sweet treat from Creams Café
Head to your local Creams Café or order online one of their two limited-edition treats to celebrate Wimbledon. In true Wimbledon fashion one is, of course, strawberry themed. The Eton & Mess Sundae’s base of strawberry gelato is topped with a creamy whip of vanilla ice cream, drizzled in strawberry sauce, with crushed meringue and fresh strawberries to garnish. For fans of cheesecake, there is a summer peaches and cream flavour Creams Cake Factory Cheesecake which a choice of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or custard to accompany it. These winning options can be ordered via Deliveroo and Uber Eats from 29 June, so you won’t miss any action on the courts!
Left image: Creams Cafe desserts. Right image: Bar + Block Meringue Kisses
3 Tennis treats at Bar + Block
Head over to steakhouse Bar + Block in Wimbledon which is serving up a selection of tantalising dishes to celebrate the tennis. If you are pressed for time before a match, choose from the express menu, designed with speediness in mind, so you can enjoy a serving of fine food without missing a serve. If you are looking to enjoy yourself after a day courtside indulge in one of their two strawberry-based desserts, such as Meringue Kisses, or continue the good vibes into the evening with a Wimbledon themed cocktail.
4 Celebrate Raymond Blanc style
Raymond Blanc’s Brasserie Blancs and White Brasserie pubs are launching a new Champagne & Soufflé menu to celebrate Wimbledon. Enjoy Champagne Lanson and a Strawberries & Cream soufflé served with macerated strawberries, vanilla ice cream and a strawberry coulis.
5 Picnic hampers and tipples at Vallebona
The Wimbledon Village based Italian deli has a selection of fantastic ways for foodies to enjoy the tennis. Pick up a tennis picnic hamper packed full of gourmet essentials for you to enjoy during the match, treat yourself to a tipple from their cocktail stand, or join them for a post-match drink at Vineria, its outdoor terrace located behind the shop. On Saturday and Sunday afternoons there will also be live screenings of matches from Vineria so you can enjoy the tennis alongside a delicious sharing board, and wine in hand.