The Perfect Wimbledon Day Out
Our favourite tennis tournament comes around once a year, and where’s better to catch a glimpse of a game than soaking the atmosphere up on Murray Mound? Or so we thought. Not surprisingly a large amount of Londoners also feel the same way, so when we arrived to the Wimbledon grounds we were greeted with a 4-hour queue. So we got thinking, where else could we watch some of the action that would have a great atmosphere but none of the queue? Follow our guide to what to do if you don't fancy the pre daylight wake up and lengthy queue.
- The Ivy, Wimbledon
As we had made the journey south of the river to SW19, it seemed only right to make the most of our surroundings and head to The Ivy Wimbledon for a delicious brunch. Not only had they gone all out with tennis themed decor but as expected, the service and the food was absolutely faultless. If we were starting to regret not embracing the queue, this definitely confirmed we had made the right choice.
- Walled Gardens, Fulham Palace
Quick hop on the district line and we were at Putney bridge, home to Fulham Palace. Here we visited the secluded Walled Gardens, A beautiful sanctuary of plants and flowers that is definitely worth making a trip for. You could spend all day in the quaint gardens taking in the scenery and enjoy the sweet little quirks it has to offer.
- The Prince, Earls Court
A fusion of fantastic food venues and summery drinks in a gorgeous woodland garden, The Prince offers a truly unique experience. After our detour to Fulham Palace it was time for a spot of lunch and our first Pimm's of the day! The unique pub is showing all of the Wimbledon games on the big screen so you don't feel like you are missing out on the action.
- Granary Square, Kings Cross
To get the full Murray Mound experience, not much beats Granary Square at Kings Cross. You can catch all the action live from the banks of Regents Canal with an amazing selection of food and drinks vendors at your disposal. This has to be one of the loveliest spots to catch the tennis, canalside with an Aperol Spritz in hand, the best way to finish the day!
So if you want to enjoy to enjoy the atmosphere of Wimbledon but avoid the hassle of queuing, take some inspiration from our day finding the hotspots. If you are still in need of the perfect Wimbledon outfit then be sure to check out our latest styles at www.hopeandivy.co.uk.