Wimbledon is one of the biggest sporting events of the year played on our home turf. Here’s how to make the most of it, including securing some of the best seats in the house…
Sure, Wimbledon is great when viewed on a big screen in a pub garden, but the real magic happens when you get to watch Serena Williams win in straight sets right in front of you.
There’s nothing quite like that chance to celebrate local heroes and see the global pros play, all with the most classic of British libations. No wonder it’s still the hottest ticket in town every summer.
But instead of waiting with bated breath and crossed fingers for your name to be pulled out of the Wimbledon ticket hat, erase any sense of uncertainty by planning in advance.
Enter the exclusive Wimbledon hospitality experiences, which bring you closer to Centre Court, guaranteeing your seat and an unforgettable experience.
This is not just Wimbledon – this is the magic of the matches enjoyed in luxury style, with access to free-flowing Pimm’s and strawberries throughout.
But once you are in the grounds, how do you make the most of your time? Enjoy our guide to watching Wimbledon in style with our tips below.
The fashion stakes at Wimbledon are high.
While the outfits on the court are guaranteed to attract attention – thanks to the clothing rule of ‘almost entirely white’ tennis attire – the fashion in the spectator seats is just as important.
Celebrate the British summer by rocking a vibrant, vintage-style printed shirt dress and comfortable footwear. It’s also wise to have a stylish, lightweight coat in your bag.
Happily, you won’t have to worry about bringing an umbrella as there’s a new roof on the No.1 Court now, so each match will be guaranteed (no paused games because rain stopped play), making this court as much of a draw as Centre Court this year.
With the hospitality package, you’re guaranteed tickets to Centre Court or the No.1 Court, so you won’t miss a moment of live Wimbledon tennis.
You’ll also have the exclusive hospitality facilities at your fingertips so you can move with ease through the grounds, and create your own schedule throughout your special day.
Soak up the atmosphere
The joy of being at Wimbledon live is watching the courts serve up show-stopping results in real time.
Months of training come down to these two special weeks in the summer, from 1 – 14 July. The world’s best players are coming to London to fight it out for the title.
And with the exclusive Wimbledon hospitality access, you’ll have even more of an elevated experience.
Take full advantage of the perks, such as: being personally greeted by the front of house team and an exclusive concierge service to take care of your every need.
And that’s not all, there’s also complimentary free-flowing premium wine, English ales or cocktails to enjoy.
Hospitality area Rosewater Pavilion is an exclusive facility in the heart of the grounds, so you will be even closer to the action and the excitement will kick in as soon as you walk into the space.
Add to the magic of your afternoon by going for a walk around the grounds to the Aorangi practice courts, where you will see your favourite players prepare for their upcoming games, or head up to The Hill (also known as ‘Henman Hill’ or ‘Murray Mound’).
Embrace the new
Wimbledon is steeped in history as the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, but it’s also embracing tech and cool ways to make the user experience even more exciting so that you don’t miss a moment.
The Wimbledon app will keep you informed about everything, from up-to-the-minute weather reports as well as live scores, the live blog, order of play, player profiles, news, photos and videos.
It comes complete with a chatbot called Fred, who is basically the Siri of the Wimbledon grounds, and your new digital best friend.
Throughout the hospitality areas, The Lawn and Rosewater Pavilion, there will be exclusive entertainment running during the match down times, so expect live music and even futuristic ice cream made with liquid nitrogen to minimise melting.
All you have to do is enjoy this top-level experience.
Indulge in the classics
A serving of strawberries and cream is a Wimbledon staple.
This foodie duo tastes like summer in a bowl, even if the weather isn’t playing ball. But that’s not the only food on offer. You can also enjoy afternoon tea during the day.
Plus, whenever you book The Lawn hospitality experience, the day is accompanied by a three-course à la carte menu designed and delivered by Albert Roux OBE, Michel Roux Jr and Emily Roux. Because, let’s face it, watching sport is hungry work.
And if you’re in the Rosewater Pavilion, you can lounge in the outdoor terrace and make full use of the private bar, all while still looking out on to the grounds.
Added bonus: both hospitality areas have a concierge service to cater to your every whim.
Guarantee your seat on Centre Court now by booking a hospitality experience with Wimbledon’s exclusive partner Keith Prowse. For the latest availability and to secure your place, call Keith Prowse’s friendly team today on 0208 108 3011 between Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:30.