If you were unable to get tickets for Wimbledon this year and were wondering where to watch Wimbledon 2016 live with a drink and some nibbles, never fear, we have put together a list of seven London venues where you can watch Wimbledon 2016.
With live coverage of Wimbledon showing on big screens al fresco and accompanying themed cocktails, menus and more, you won’t miss a thing. Soak up the atmosphere and the contagious Wimbledon buzz, smug in the fact you have unearthed more than just strawberries and Pimms.
1. Pop Fields, Brixton
Watch events unfold on the grass of SW19 at this casual Brixton hotspot, which consists of numerous eateries serving street food and laid back drinking holes of the craft variety, constructed from old shipping containers. Try the Basque pintxos at Doniestia Social Club if you get peckish.
2. Bluebird, Chelsea
It's hard to miss this Chelsea pub-bar-restaurant: there are giant tennis balls in the courtyard! Patrons can enjoy "lobster rolls, yellowfin tuna tortilla, grilled halloumi skewers and the signature Bluebird cheese burger while sipping on a large glass of fizz" – there will also be a special menu for men's finals day.
3. The Rosewood, Holborn
Enjoy Wimbledon from the Rosewood’s Courtyard Terrace, an extension of the Holborn Dining Room. Champagne cocktails will be flowing whilst you are watching the live screened tennis and swallowing oysters or enjoying some charcuterie on top.
4. Aubaine, Wimbledon
Head to the heart of SW19 itself, to the private terrace of this local French restaurant for Wimbledon–themed desserts, such as a ‘tennis court' Millefeuille and Wimbledon éclairs.
5. Coq d’Argent
With two big screens for ultimate match viewing, this terrace is one of the best places to enjoy the championships in the City of London. Celebrate in style with champagne–based cocktails on a Wimbledon theme and delicious desserts with a twist, including a French take on an Eton Mess.
6. Cannizaro House
Just a two minute drive from the main event itself, treat yourself to afternoon tea and champagne at Cannizaro House, the striking mansion hotel on Wimbledon Common. The Orangerie restaurant is offering champagne and canapés followed by a four–course lunch. On the outdoor terrace sandwiches, scones, cakes and savouries can be enjoyed daily during the afternoon.
7. South Place Hotel
Regretably only open for the men's singles final – enjoy the open air garden and strawberries, gin and booze-laden ice lollies inclusive of a £25 ticket. Though the busy transport hub of Liverpool Street Station is close by, you'll feel a world away, with only the rhythmic thwack of tennis ball on racket to break the ambience.