Where to Watch & Celebrate Wimbledon in London

03 Jul 2019 | Updated on: 27 Sep 2022 |By Abi Sritharan

Where to watch and celebrate The Championships in London – tennis whites optional 

Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester, Mayfair

Afternoon tea, like Wimbledon, is a treasured English tradition. During the course of the Wimbledon Championships, The Dorchester hotel is combining both of these quintessentially English customs with a tennis-themed spread of strawberries and cream, dainty pastries and fruity Pimms cocktails. The hotel’s magnificent pillared Promenade provides the perfect stage for tea, bedecked with chandeliers and cascading palms.

Date: 1-14 July Price: From £65 per person Location: The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, Mayfair, W1K 1QA Closest Station: Green Park

Website: dorchestercollection.com

Cocktails and Dessert at The Ivy, Wimbledon

Recognisable by its decorative floral archway adorned with tennis racquets, The Ivy Café in Wimbledon Village is right in the heart of the action. In celebration of the Wimbledon Championships, the café has partnered with Fever-Tree on a selection of refreshing cocktails, served with the restaurant’s usual menu of high-end comfort food. There is also a limited-edition Centre Court Melting Bombe dessert, which is just as gorgeous as it sounds.

Date: 1-14 July Location: 75 High St, Wimbledon, SW19 5EQ Closest Station: Wimbledon

Website: theivycafewimbledon.com

Live Screenings at St James’s Market

St James’s Market is screening every Wimbledon match live on its outdoor screens this month. Settle in on a deck chair and watch the action unfold, or take a break from the tennis to enjoy special menus and offers at the surrounding restaurants. Quaglino’s is offering 20% off your food bill or a complimentary dessert, while Dukes has launched a celebratory afternoon tea, while Aspinal of London is serving complimentary Pimm’s.

Date: 1-14 July Price: Free Location: St James’s Market, SW1Y 4AH Closest Station: Green Park

Website: stjameslondon.co.uk

Live Screenings at The Prince, Earls Court

The Prince in Earls Court draws crowds for its large pergola-style garden, retractable roof and impressive array of street food options. It is showing the Wimbledon Championships live on large screens for the duration of the tournament, alongside flowing Pimms and strawberries and cream.

Date: 1-14 July Price: Free entry Location: The Prince, 14 Lillie Rd, Hammersmith, SW6 1TT Closest Station: Earl’s Court

Website: theprincelondon.com

Screenings and Pop-ups at Eccleston Yards

Watch Wimbledon this summer at Eccleston Yards, Belgravia’s charming courtyard. The retail and wellbeing hub is hosting its inaugural Summer at Eccleston Yards series, featuring a range of free outdoor events including live screenings in the courtyard. Wild by Tart is serving food and drinks daily from 12pm, while Jones Family Kitchen has added a Wimbledon-themed dessert and cocktail to its menu.

Date: 1-14 July Price: Free screenings Location: Eccleston Yard, Eccleston Place, SW1W 9AZ Closest Station: Victoria

Website: mayfairandbelgravia.com

Cocktails at Chelsea Courtyard

The Chelsea Courtyard has reopened for summer 2019, serving all-day food and drinks within a charming al fresco space near the King’s Road. Raise a glass to the sporting action with a special Strawberry Crème Brûlée cocktail, which tastes as decadent as it sounds, and watch the match live on a large outdoor screen.

Date: 1-14 July Price: From £7.50 Location: 151 Sydney St, Chelsea, SW3 6NT Closest Station: South Kensington

Website: thechelseacourtyard.com

Events at Bloomberg Arcade, Bank

The Square Mile’s Bloomberg Arcade is screening the finals of Wimbledon from 11 to 14 July. The hub’s restaurants will be serving ‘grab and go’ meals from the likes of Nordic eatery, Ekte and Michelin-starred chef Andrew Wong’s restaurant, Kym’s, while the arcade’s roof wards against the unpredictable British summer.

Date: 11-14 July Price: Free Location: 1-22 Bloomberg Arcade, EC4N 8AR Closest Station: Bank

Website: bloombergarcade.com