Champers and strawberrys. Oh, and some tennis!


On a fine summers day in London, where better to be than at Wimbledon watching some tennis? We didn’t have tickets for the day, but they run such a wonderful system where there are always a large number of tickets available on the day for those that are keen enough to try their luck queueing.

After our disastrous effort last year when we got there a bit late, queued for ages only to find that we were about 20 people away from the front when they had sold out of on-the-day tickets and we had to wait until people left before we could get in only to have it rain about half an hour after we got in, we got there just a bit earlier this year at about 8:30am. The queuing took about 2.5 hours, so we were done with the queue and through all the security well in time to see the start of the days play. Whew!

Because so few of the courts are ticketed, you can wander around and see all the players you can find. And you can always spend a lot of the time up on the hill watching the big (huge!) screen there if there is a good game on one of the main courts. Which we did. Great place for drinking Pimms in the sun too, although there is not a lot of shade for when it gets just that little bit warm. But then you can go off and find some shade for a while.

A great day out.

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