Wimbledon: Where to Watch the Tennis in London

Wimbledon live at Cardinal Place, Victoria

Cardinal Place, off Victoria Street, SW1, www.cardinalplace.co.uk

If like me you have a case of Wimbledon fever but don’t have tickets to enter the 2013 championships, fear not! Here are a few of Oh So London’s picks top venues and outdoor spots where you can watch the tennis live:

New Street Square

For weekday viewings pitch a deckchair at this city spot off New Fetter Lane, EC4. You can even order drinks straight to your seat. (nearest tube stations: Chancery Lane, Holborn & City Thameslink) www.newstreetsquare.co.uk

Cardinal Place

If you can’t get to Wimbledon but want to stay in the SW postcode, head to Cardinal Place – the new ‘heart and soul of Victoria’, off Victoria Street, SW1, where you have dozens of shops restaurants on your doorstep (nearest tube stations: Victoria, Westminster, St James’s Park) www.cardinalplace.co.uk

5 Great Newport Street

From 24-29 June head to the Pimms Summer Garden at 5 Great Newport St (WC2H) where you have an oasis of Pimms & Picnics. You can book a blanket spot & special Pimms picnic for £20 pp. Email pimmsblanket@grayling.com (Nearest tubes: Covent Garden  Leicester Sq)

Duke of York Square, The Kings Road

Sloane Square’s answer to Murray Mount, Duke of York Square (SW3) off the Kings Rd is holding live screenings during Wimbledon’s final weekend, 5-7th July. Sip Pommery champagne while plenty of strawberries & cream will be on sale too. An Oh So Chic spot to watch the game. For complimentary cushions call 0203 675 0645 (Nearest Tube station: Sloane Square)

La Tasca, city-wide

Beat the Nadal blues and add some Tapas to your tennis. La Tasca restaurants will be showing live screenings of Wimbledon across the capital. What’s more, Covent Garden, Broadgate and Kingston venues will be offering 2 for 1 on all Pimms during the matches too. For locations go to www.latasca.co.uk/locations

Anise Bar, Liverpool Street

Anise, which forms part of the highly-esteemed Cinnamon Kitchen headed up by executive chef Vivec Singh, will be showing Wimbledon matches in the very chic surrounds of this East End bar. Expect spice-infused Wimbledon-themed cocktails and and contemporary surrounds. Devonshire Square, London EC2M (nearest tube stations: Liverpool St and Aldgate) www.anisebar.com.

Canada Square, Canary Wharf

Head to Canada Square Park where their Summer Screens will show all sorts of events including the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, news updates and live sport including the tennis. Entry is free and this City spot is packed with al fresco dining options. www.Canarywharf.com

Bankside Mix, Southwark

Head to this spot south of the Thames and you have dozens of restaurants who’ll be showing live coverage of Wimbledon. Head to The Refinery where a retro caravan has parked up on the terrace showcasing live coverage of Wimbledon from a large screen. They’ll be serving up Wimbledon-inspired cocktails too. Southwark Street, London SE1 (nearest underground stations: Southwark, London Bridge and Waterloo) www.banksidemix.co.uk www.therefinerybar.co.uk

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Enjoy Wimbledon!

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