Wimbledon Tennis Championships - London, UK, June 21–July 4, 2010
This year's Wimbledon Tennis Championships will take place from June 21 to July 4, 2010. This championship is the world’s oldest tennis tournament, held at the Wimbledon grounds in the South West of London. It is a must-see whether you are a tennis fans or not.
This English event started with the creation of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in 1868. The first championship, the Gentlemen’s Singles, attracted about 200 spectators for the final. Then in 1882 the Ladies’ Singles started whilst the championship was gaining popularity, turning it to an international event. Today, around 13,800 to 15,000 spectators attend the tournaments over two weeks. Regular improvements are made to provide quality for spectators and guarantee a memorable experience.
Whether you come to support the hopes of a British victory, to cheer on your favourite player or to experience one of the most famous sports events in the world, Wimbledon is a great reason to visit London. You just have to keep your fingers crossed for good weather and if the sun is of the party then strawberries and cream with a glass of Pimm's is a must.
For more information on the event, venues and tickets click here.
Where to stay:
We recommend the St. James’ Hotel and Club in Mayfair for those looking to visit Wimbledon this year - click here to view the St. James' Hotel and Club details and book your stay.
St. James’s Hotel and Club is located in the heart of central London making it an ideal base from which to discover the city and its attractions. Rates start from GBP215 per room, per night.