The Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2016Tuesday 31 May 2016 by Sam Moore For any fan of tennis, or strawberries and cream for that matter, the two weeks in June & July marked out for the All England Club’s annual tournament are surely a major highlight to look forward to on the calendar, as well as a clear marker that the glorious British summer is well and truly underway.
Whether you’re lucky enough to have tickets to Centre Court and witness the greatest tennis players on the planet battle it out over five gruelling sets, be on a smaller court hoping to see a British outsider trump the odds, or if you’re just heading over to Henman Hill to soak up the atmosphere and the rays – with a London serviced apartment, you’ll have everything you need for your stay whether it’s for a night or a fortnight.
Whilst the pomp, pimms and quintessential Britishness of Wimbledon make it the most popular tennis competition in the world, this year there is even more reason to go to the tournament. Arguably the best tennis player ever to have lived and 7 times Wimbledon Champion Roger Federer could potentially be making his last appearance on the pristine grass after pulling out of the 2016 French Open – the first Grand Slam he has missed this millennium. Meanwhile in the women’s draw, can anyone stop the relentless Serena Williams in her quest to haul in Stephi Graph’s record of open era Grand Slam wins?
But I don’t have tickets?
Fear not! General ballot tickets sold out in February, however tickets are also available on the door each day, but be warned: The British love of queuing will be pushed to its limit with many fans camping overnight to ensure their spot. For details on queuing etiquette, ticket prices and allocation information, check out the Wimbledon Queue Guide
Where can I stay?
Fortunately, you can reach the All England Club in just forty-five minutes from our stunning Hammersmith apartments, with regular tube and bus services both outside the apartments and the grounds. Arrive at 9.30 sharp after a great night’s sleep in a comfortable bed, ready and raring for another day’s action.