White-clad players at Wimbledon, deckchairs, strawberries and cream, picnics and Pimms – Siri, show me a traditional British summertime.

Obviously Henman Hill is peak outdoor big-screen viewing, but for those of us who didn’t manage to bag a Ground Pass to the Championships, here are some fab spots around town doing free Wimbledon screenings.

BST Hyde Park: Open House

people sitting at a picnic table in the sunshine at Hyde Park
Photo by Sharon Lopez

Grab a picnic blanket and get the first few days of your Wimbledon fix in a Royal Park as part of the ‘American Express presents BST Hyde Park’ freebie midweek sessions. Note: this one’s an early exit – it only runs for the first three days of the Championships, Monday 3rd July-Wednesday 5th July.
Check here for details.

Battersea Power Station

Watch all the action on a big screen in Battersea Power Station’s six-acre riverside park. Step it up over Wimbledon Finals Weekend (13th-16th July) when Sipsmith Gin will be matching the sporting action with classic Gin & Tonics from their snazzy art deco Gin Bus from 12pm-10pm.
Check here for details.

Everyman Screen on the Canal

Screen on the Canal | Photo by Everyman

All matches are free to attend so there is no need to book; simply turn up early on the day to bag your spot. They are screening the whole fortnight, so you can get into your smashing SW19 routine right here.
Check here for details.

Cardinal Place, Victoria

A rooftop, beanbags, deckchairs, a big screen and a well-stocked bar – happy Wimbledon Championships everyone! There may even be a couple of surprises down the line during the day.
Check here for details.

Strawberries and Screen

People sit in deckchairs watching Wimbledon on an outdoor screen.

Situated on the green opposite the Saatchi Gallery, there’s not only a big screen but some pop-up bars serving up your Wimbledon essentials. There is also VIP seating available – comfy deckchairs pre-bookable for groups up to six, with a select number available for walk-ins on the day.

Note: they will only be screening 14th-16th July, i.e. the Men’s Semi-Finals and both Men’s and Women’s Singles Finals.
Check here for details.

The Scoop

The Scoop at London Bridge is a modern outdoor sunken amphitheatre with seating for 1000 tennis fans – but take something to sit on as the concrete can get a bit chilly after a while. They are screening the whole tournament, so settle in with your strawberries and cream and get set for the action.
Check here for details.

St James’s Market

Photo by James Jones

St James’s Market have thoughtfully set out some free deckchairs, so best to bag one and settle in for the day; there are plenty of ace restaurants and bars nearby to keep you in Pimms and nibbles for the whole tournament.
Check here for details.

Hackney Bridge

Thie is the East London version of Henman Hill; a big garden screen, jugs of Pimms and a whole volley of food options. Bring a picnic blanket, sunscreen and perhaps an umbrella – because, you know, England.
Check here for details.

Enjoy one of London’s best-loved sporting events, and tag us in your Wimbledon pics on Instagram – we’ll share our favourites!

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BIO: Freelance writer, flâneuse and former blogger at London Girl About Town, Amanda is dedicated to sharing the latest on London's restaurants, bars, hidden quirks and general wonderfulness.
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