Wimbledon is one of the biggest and most loved sporting events. As the summer is fast approaching, this major event in the tennis world seems to sweep the country each year. You may or may have not purchased tickets to the championships which is held in the suburb of southwest London, as of yet. If you haven’t it still isn’t too late to bag a seat at one of the most recognised sporting events in the world.
If you still haven’t managed to get your ticket and you like to be prepared, not to worry as you can still purchase them on major ticket selling sites and if you to spend the day living the life of luxury don’t forget to think about Wimbledon hospitality. If you’re lagging a bit behind for time, there’s still a chance to see the championship as Ticketmaster releases an allocation of several hundred Centre Court and Court 3 tickets at about 9am the day before the play, otherwise you will be joining everyone else in The Queue at Wimbledon Park with your tent. If you’re a part of those queuing on the day make sure you arrive way before half 9 as you may not get a place. Depending on your tpe of tickets and how early you purchase them the price varies dramatically from starting at £28 and can range up to anything from about £200. Once the tournament has finished, if you want to return check out the ballot application for tickets next year which opens in August and closes in mid-December.
Getting to the Championships
Depending on how you plan to travel will affect how you can get to Wimbledon. If you are like most, and plan to take the underground then the District Line to Southfields will bring you as close as possible then it will be a walk from there. Tramlinks from Croydon are an effective way to get round and they take about half an hour on average. Go Ahead London also run shuttle buses from Wimbledon railway station to the AELTC, as well as buses to and from central London which stop at King’s Cross, Euston Road, marble Arch and Victoria. NO matter where you are travelling from there are loads of different modes of transport, including taxis, bicycles, buses and trains- so you won’t have a problem getting around. If you’re driving the Wimbledon Park opens at 6am, on the day, although you must pre-book. There is also a handy Park & Ride option in Morden Park; this will also include a shuttle bus to the tournament.
You don’t have to be dressed up to the nines for the Wimbledon Championship, if you want to then obviously feel free. Although smart casual is probably the most appropriate way to dress, as you want to be comfortable especially if you are travelling from a distance. Just remember to bring sun cream, a hat to shield your eyes from the sun, maybe an umbrella, and defiantly a raincoat. Unfortunately the English weather is highly unpredictable so you will need to be prepared, come rain or shine.