Wimbledon Prepares for A Grand Slam Summer
The south west neighbourhood of Wimbledon will be buzzing this summer, and not just because of the tennis. From food pop-ups and alfresco dining to markets (and of course the tennis), Love Wimbledon brings the following unmissable free events to the Wimbledon Piazza this summer...
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1. Big Screen Tennis
Love Wimbledon’s Big Screen is back on The Piazza to showcase The Championships, including Middle Sunday, new this year.
It’s the place to catch all the action with an unbeatable atmosphere, a huge high-definition screen and plenty of deckchairs to lounge in. Bring yourself, friends, family and (hopefully) sun cream.
No queues, no costs, fun for everyone to enjoy.
Date: June 27-July 10
Time: All day
2. Friday Food & Play Pop-Up
Chill to the vibes of summer with music, good food, games and alfresco seating on the Wimbledon Piazza from daytime to dusk. And bring your pooch!
Food & Drink
A round-up of local restaurants will be serving a diverse range of food, from Pho’s Vietnamese summer rolls and salads to Diba’s kebabs, curries from Bombay Delight, and sweet and savoury crêpes, vegan burgers, tempting treats and much more.
Tequila Mockingbird’s pop-up bar has taste bud tingling cocktails and mixing demonstrations throughout the day. Learn cheese and beer pairings from Wimbledon’s Local Cheese Cave and Wimbledon Brewery or simply enjoy a cold one.
Fun & Games
Free games will be at the piazza, ready for everyone to enjoy. Bring your family and friends and have a go at table football, test your skills in Jenga Giant or master the grid of Connect Four.
Music & Seating
Get your daily dose of vitamin D and grab a spot in the sun. DJ Josh B will be mixing cool summer tunes, Café Del Mar style.
Date: August 5, September 2
Time: Midday until 9 pm
3. Summer Sit Out
Launching right after Big Screen Tennis, enjoy casual alfresco seating for four weeks on The Piazza. Grab a bite to eat from one of the many restaurants or cafés in town and enjoy a lazy lunch in the sun.
Don't forget to tag Love Wimbledon in your photos and use #SummerSitOut.
Date: July 11-August 7
Time: All day
4. Local Market on The Piazza
Love Wimbledon’s monthly outdoor market celebrates the creativity and diversity of local independent makers and producers, giving you the opportunity to shop locally and independently.
Bursting with great cuisine, Love Wimbledon’s Local Market on The Piazza has become synonymous with superb street food and tempting treats.
Savour the aromas of freshly baked artisan bread and the most scrumptious pies, dive into decadent desserts, olives and cheese or enjoy the hot food on offer.
Browse unique art, bespoke jewellery, homewares and accessories – your favourite and new stallholders each month!
The market is dog-friendly and single-use plastic-free, so you can shop from vendors who are doing their bit for our environment.
Dates: June 25-26, August 6-7, September 3-4
Cost: Free entry
Address: Wimbledon Piazza, SW19 1QB
For more information visit lovewimbledon.org