This post is written in collaboration with Superbreak:
I love tennis, and I especially love Wimbledon, visiting the Wimbledon Tennis Championships is one of those things that many people feel that they want to do, even if they aren’t really tennis fans for the rest of the year. There is something very special and very English about those two weeks in the summer, even when as it frequently does it rains for much of them.
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Make no mistake; you will do a considerable amount of walking, so remember to wear comfortable shoes. Also be prepared for changeable weather, it is likely to be cold, hot, dry and wet all in the same day.
Strawberries and cream
Eating strawberries and cream is de rigour during Wimbledon fortnight. Back in the days of yore late June and early July was the time when the very best of English strawberries would ripen to produce the sweetest fruit of all, but it is all very different today with strawberries practically all year round, though none with the sweetness and flavour of those traditional varieties. If you want to save money buy them from Wimbledon Tesco’s rather than the vendors inside the venue.
Enjoy a glass of Pimm’s and/or champagne
All that walking makes thirsty work, so be prepared to wash down those strawberries and cream with a glass or two of champagne or maybe a Pimms if you prefer; both are traditional Wimbledon beverages.
Visit Wimbledon Tennis Museum
If you feel like getting away from the crowds, visit Wimbledon tennis museum. It is a fascinating place where you can enjoy a multi-dimensional tennis experience that highlights many of the sights, sounds, traditions and important moments that have contributed to the reputation of Wimbledon as being the most important title in professional tennis.
Socialise at “Murray Mound”
If you don’t have a show court ticket, you can watch the big matches the huge TV screen on Murray Mound, or what used to be called Henman Hill, along with many hundreds of like-minded tennis fans. In fact the official name for the location is Aorangi Terrace and its name comes from Aorangi Park, the London New Zealand Rugby Club that used to occupy the grounds. It is a great way to enjoy a warm and friendly atmosphere and mingle with the crowds.
Visit the famous pubs of Wimbledon Village
Wimbledon Village is a typical London village and fun to explore. There is a good selection of shops, cafes and pubs along with some excellent period buildings. When the tennis is on the pubs are particularly popular and there that come highly recommended are the Dog and Fox in the village centre which is very much a tennis pub and has on display many tennis racquets once owned by famous players; the Rose and Crown which is a typical English pub with a good selection of real ales, good food and a beer garden; and the Hand in Hand by Wimbledon Common, worth it just for the pub sign and it’s relaxed beer lawn. There are plenty of hotels around Wimbledon too.