Bring on the strawberries and cream, Pimm’s, and, hopefully, sunhats, as we prepare for one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world. It is hard to believe that the first meeting back in 1877 was watched by only a handful of spectators when now there are nearly 500,000 attendees and players from sixty nations!
Encourage your favourite players and soak in the atmosphere of the Championships through to the ultimate Centre Court battle, where, hopefully, our very own Andy Murray will take his place in the finals once again. If you weren’t one of the lucky ones to be allocated a ticket in the public ballot, don’t lose hope, some tickets are available on the day. But, do be warned, some avid fans may have been camping since the previous night! For those of you who want to unwind and watch a game of tennis after work, the late entry ticket queues open at 5.00pm daily.
Remember to take an umbrella as the grounds are quite exposed. If you aren’t lucky enough to be watching on Centre Court, which is covered by its retractable roof, you may need to take shelter – to protect yourself from a sudden rainfall – in the tennis museum or shops, and console yourself with a match-used tennis ball or other souvenir. Further information can be found at Wimbledon’s official website.
With so many spectators visiting Wimbledon, the best way to get to the Championships is via shuttle bus from Southfields tube station. This is on the District Line and serves South Kensington, which makes the Rembrandt Hotel a superb base for your visit.
After a morning match, you could join us for Champagne High Tea, served between 2.30 and 6.30pm in our 1606 Lounge Bar. This luxury tea includes: a freshly baked scone with cream and jam, a range of traditional finger sandwiches, mini cakes, a bowl of fresh strawberries and cream, tea or coffee, and not forgetting a chilled glass of Champagne – all for only £29.50 per person. Game, Set & Match for the Rembrandt Hotel and its guests…
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