As the world’s most famous tennis championships rolls into town, there’s never been a better time to discover Wimbledon Town Centre…
This summer, Wimbledon is rolling out the red carpet for residents and visitors alike with new places to eat, tennis on the Big Screen, a Summer Sit Out with pop-up seating on The Piazza, monthly markets, performances, exhibitions and lots more.
Centre Court Shopping has just launched the latest pop-up in town, bringing outdoor seating, live sports and music to Queen’s Road and the space in St Mark’s Place in a celebration of the world’s most famous tennis championships.
Here, Love Wimbledon shares with us three of the top reasons to spend time in SW19 this summer:
1 Wimbledon on the Big Screen
#TennisTown has sprung to life for the championships! Wimbledon’s Big Screen on The Piazza is showing live #Wimbledon matches daily from 28 June until 9 July. Soak up the atmosphere in a socially distanced space just off The Broadway near Wimbledon Station, with deck chairs and street food. The streets have been decorated with tennis banners and hanging baskets, while local businesses are getting in the spirit with tennis displays, menus, merchandise and more. Do note that the Big Screen will not be available for the tennis finals weekend due to Covid restrictions. You can, however, enjoy live sports at many Wimbledon pubs, bars and restaurants. Find the full list on Love Wimbledon’s live sports page. Join in the fun by tagging your snaps with @lovewimbledon and the hashtag #TennisTown.
2 Summer Sit Out
Dining alfresco is more popular than ever this year, for obvious reasons (yep, we mean Covid-19). Make the most of outdoor dining in Wimbledon with pop-up seating on The Piazza. The #SummerSitOut will last all summer long, so grab a bite to eat from one of the many restaurants or cafés in town and enjoy your breakfast, lunch or a post-work drink alfresco on The Piazza. Open from 9am-5pm from 12 July until 27 August 2021.
3 Love Wimbledon Local Market on the Piazza
Love Wimbledon’s monthly markets are back up and running, offering superb street food and tempting treats from local artisans and traders, as well as accessories to get your garden party ready. The next markets take place on the weekends of 7-8 August and 4-5 September. Look out for the Arts & Crafts Market on 18-19 September, too, for unique ceramics, paintings and much more.
For more events in Wimbledon this summer, pick up a copy of the new ReDiscover Wimbledon guide from businesses in town or see lovewimbledon.org/whatson