Historic and highly anticipated, Wimbledon Tennis Championships is a highlight in London’s summer sports calendar and guests staying at any of Red Carnation Hotel's London properties during the tournament will have the chance to experience what’s affectionately known as Wimbledon fever. Believed to be the oldest tennis tournament in the world, the Wimbledon Tennis Championships have been hosted at the capital’s All England Club since 1877. Today, the iconic tournament attracts exuberant crowds, all hoping for a glimpse of the fast-paced action. From panoramic rooftops and pop-ups in iconic squares to ringside seats alongside royalty, here’s where to celebrate the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London.
Located just around the corner from the Rubens at the Palace and Hotel 41, catch up on all the latest Centre Court action at Bbar. In celebration of Britain’s favourite summer sports event, the bar will have its terrace decorated with grass turf and tennis nets and will also be serving up a themed Wimbledon cocktail. Whilst you’re here, work your way through the creative cocktail menu, which features a Mexican Espresso Martini, Raspberry Basil Sour and a fruity Hummingbird Paloma, as you watch the world’s tennis greats battle it out. Keep your energy levels up with a selection of bobotie spring rolls, Bbar’s famous salt beef sandwich or a homemade beef burger.
Wimbledon Afternoon Tea at The Milestone
The Milestone’s much loved Afternoon Tea gets a tennis themed makeover for two weeks only. Created in tribute to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, each delicious and dainty morsel served is inspired by the event. Moreover, the tea is served with a basket of ‘pick-your-own-strawberries,’ double cream and a mini tub of ice cream. For an extra special treat, there’s also an option to add a glass of Lanson to this mid afternoon feast.
The Montague on the Gardens
Enjoy all the action from the peace and comfort of the Montague’s Conservatory where, during Wimbledon fortnight, visitors can enjoy the traditional treats associated with the tournament. Nibble on strawberries and cream and sip on Champagne as you catch up with the day’s matches. Murray Mound. If you find yourself at the All England Tennis Club and haven’t made the most of Red Carnation’s Debentures offer, Aorangi Terrace is where to head next. Known affectionately as ‘Murry Mound’, the atmosphere on this hill to the north of No.1 Court is just as electric as the one inside the court. Crowds have been assembling here armed with plenty of strawberries and cream since a big screen was installed in 1997, making it a brilliant place to celebrate the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London.
The Piazza in Wimbledon
Also mere moments from the live matches, Wimbledon’s central Piazza rolls out a giant screen and a thoughtful mix of deck chairs and faux grass for tennis fans each year. Expect a lively atmosphere and plenty of good cheer.
Cardinal Place Roof Garden, Victoria
A large viewing screen, artificial turf and comfy Union Jack cushions are making a welcome return to Cardinal Palace’s roof garden during Wimbledon fortnight. Located closeby to Hotel 41 and the Rubens at the Palace, the space includes numerous food stalls and bars to keep spectators of all ages happy throughout the games. Expect traditional options like a glass of Pimm’s as well as new favourites like frozen margaritas.Celebrate the Wimbledon Tennis Championships from the comfort of any one of Red Carnation Hotel’s London properties.
Image Credits: Lead image © iStock/jirivondrous. Wimbledon themed dessert cocktail © Red Carnation Hotels. Wimbleton Afternoon tea © Red Carnation Hotels. All England Tennis Club © AELTC/MatthiasHangst.