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Wimbledon Guide

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The Wimbledon Championship is the name of the oldest, and most prestigious, Grand Slam tennis championship in the world. Due in part to this, it is also the most famous of the four "Slams", and is the only one held exclusively on grass courts. It runs for around a fortnight from the end of June to the middle of July, usually, with the final act being the men's final, which is always scheduled for a Sunday.

The Championships are held at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, which is, perhaps unsurprisingly, located in Wimbledon, in London. The club has been in existence since 1868, and has 19 tournament courts, 14 other grass courts, which serve as competitors' practice courts during the championship, and several clay and hard courts as part of the complex. The main area is the famous Centre Court, which holds about 15,000 spectators and stages the most important of high-profile in the championships.  

When the championships are not on, the club functions as a regular, if exclusive, tennis club, and stages matches all year round.

How To Get To Wimbledon

Driving to Wimbledon will of course be most people's first choice of transport, and this can be best accomplished by using a good route planner or satellite navigation (GPS), and to help with finding the Club the postcode is SW19 5AE. There is car parking on-site, for cars and minibuses, which cost a variety of prices, which you should check on the website before setting out. Please also note that on street parking in Wimbledon is strictly forbidden.

The organisers themselves do strongly advise using public transport to reach Wimbledon, and there are many options on offer. The Underground has a stop at Wimbledon, take a west bound District line train that terminates at Wimbledon and follow the signs. Normal rail services come from far and wide into Wimbledon, meaning it is not just Londoners that have a good way of accessing Wimbledon.

There is also a tramlink, which runs every 10-15 minutes from East Croydon station to Wimbledon, and there are also buses which can take you there, including shuttle buses put on by London General from Wimbledon train station and from Marble Arch and Victoria.


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Recommended Web Sites

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Official Wimbledon web site