The championships are a world famous tennis event, held on grass courts each year at Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club. It is the main competition on the British tennis calendar attracting the best players from across the globe such as Novak Djokovic and current men’s champion Andy Murray, with Venus and Serena Williams among the women’s.
Having started in 1877 as an amateur event, Wimbledon was relaunched in 1968 to include professional players making it one of the most highly anticipated sporting tournaments of the year. Roger Federer and Pete Sampras hold the title of having won the most Gentleman’s singles, whilst Martina Navratilova dominated the ladies game during her 40-year career.
Nearest airport to Wimbledon is London Gatwick, although easily accessible too from Heathrow. Ticket prices vary, if you wish to catch the action on centre court expect to pay anything from £56 through to £190 for the finals. Prices for court numbers 1, 2 and 3 vary throughout the tournament however general admission will cost you no more than £25.
Tickets specifically for the main courts are hard to come by so there are a few things to consider when buying general admission, which is recommended in advance. As not to be disappointed, visit the official website to understand applying through the ballot process, you may not be at the final but there’s still plenty of great tennis and you could get to see an unexpected champion along the way.
If you are planning to visit London for the championships, choose from a wide range of private rentals, houses and apartments near to the tennis club. Whether you are looking to rent directly in Wimbledon, or travel from elsewhere in the city it is easy to get around London via public transport and reach the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Check out our accommodation in London.
With so much to see and do in London, make the most of your visit by taking a tour bus and visiting the many historic site such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the House of Parliament. Take in a show in the West End or visit the many museums and art galleries London has to offer.
For more information about Wimbledon Tennis Championships: applying for tickets, prices, draws, Wimbledon Tennis museum and tour, previous results and a list of winners visit the official website here.
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