Game, set, match! Wimbledon is back and whilst you might have missed out on tickets it doesn't mean you have to miss out on the fun.
June 10th, 2022
Game, set, match! Wimbledon is back and whilst you might have missed out on tickets it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun. Here’s our roundup of the best places to watch Wimbledon 2022 with a serving of delicious grub!
WHERE TO WATCH
The Refinery Bankside, 110 Southwark St, SE1 0TF
For one of the largest outdoor screens in the capital, head down to The Refinery Bankside’s alfresco terrace, just a short walk from Southwark and Waterloo stations. Kitted out with plenty of deck chairs, a large HD screen, and a fully stocked bar, don’t miss an ace or serve this summer – book your spot today! Open Tuesday – Sunday | 11am – 11pm.
A firm favourite for tennis fans, soak up the great British summer and go ‘Alex fresco’ at The Alexandra. Located within walking distance to the tennis club, the pub will be getting into the swing of things with broadcasts of all the matches throughout and on the alfresco terrace, with Sipsmith taking over St Mark’s Place with a street party. For food, look no further than chin-dribbling burgers from the Burger Shack.
Paying homage to manicured lawns, catch a taste of the action at the Hand in Hand in the heart of Wimbledon Village. Watch the matches on one of its six TVs or head outside to the pop-up Tree Bar serving Sipsmith gin spritz, Camden Hells and wines. Just a stone’s throw from the common, there is no better space to soak up the tennis fever.
With the biggest screen in Wimbledon, and a summer Sipsmith sipping terrace, The Dog & Fox is at the heart of the action. Come rain or shine the pub will be showing every serve live, while outside will be home to the sun-soaked terrace, flowing with gin and Pimm’s. Watch the sun set while delving into seasonal British dishes and fizz, while upstairs is home to 28 boutique bedrooms for those looking to retire after the matches.
This month, The Westin London City joins forces with Taittinger to celebrate Wimbledon; with a limited-time only pop-up champagne bar, offering a riverside viewing destination like no other.
Watch the legendary tennis tournament unfold whilst sipping on a sparkling glass of Taittinger Prestige Rosé; the ultimate refreshing rosé with aromas of freshly crushed red berries. Nothing symbolises the great British summer like strawberries and cream, so enjoy your chilled glass of fizz with delectable baked strawberry and cream macaron.
A hidden gem in the heart of the capital, The Westin London City is the perfect place to watch the tournament unfold if you haven’t been able to get your hands on tickets. In between matches, take in unrivalled views of Shakespeare’s Globe and the Tate whilst the sun sparkles on the Thames, surrounded by the Haven’s breathtaking installation of three-metre paper flowers. Game, sip, match!
The Taittinger Wimbledon pop-up bar will run from 20 June to 24 July, serving Taittinger Prestige Rosé 125ml with a Strawberry and Cream Macaron for £12.
WHAT TO EAT
Mariage Frères serves up an ace for Wimbledon, 38 King St, London WC2E 8JS
Luxury French tea emporium, Mariage Frères in Covent Garden, has created an ace limited-edition dessert in honour of The Championships. The eye-catching serve features a true-to-life tennis ball filled with a soft mara des bois strawberries and pink rhubarb confit, covered in a silky white chocolate ganache flavoured with Mariage Frères’ signature London in Love® tea, sitting on a green ‘court’ of Parisian shortbread. The Wimbledon dessert (£13) is available to enjoy in the Salon de Thé on Covent Garden’s King Street throughout the tournament from 25th June – 10th July.
Quintessentially British Afternoon Tea at Down Hall Hotel & Spa
Especially for Wimbledon finals weekend (8th – 10th July), country house hotel and spa Down Hall will be serving up an ace with a special edition tennis-themed afternoon tea on the hotel’s newly launched al fresco terrace. Priced at £45pp with a glass of Pimm’s, the afternoon tea will include three decadent tiers of quintessentially British flavours, with dainty finger sandwiches, plain and fruit scones and delicate desserts and patisserie. And, if you fancy hitting the courts yourself, Down Hall has two hard courts and a padel tennis court for a friendly game of tennis between family and friends.
Creams Café is set to cause a racket ahead of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships, with the launch of the Berry Slice Sundae. Serving up a smashing twist on a selection of Wimbledon staples, Creams Café is set to ensure you get your strawberry fix even if you can’t hit Centre Court. The Berry Slice Sundae features the perfect shot of strawberry gelato, marvellous mango sorbet and the classic Creams Café soft vanilla ice cream, topped with strawberry slices, strawberry sauce, crushed meringue and a Creams Café wafer. Get yours now for £7.95 (£8.95 delivery) and fall in love!
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