The wait is nearly over, the much anticipated Wimbledon tournament will begin next week, running from 3 - 16 July, and the nation's favourite Andy Murray will be back on the court hoping to win the title for the second time.
So naturally, you want to watch the matches but if you don't have tickets and your TV at home just won't cut it, you need more options. Lucky for you, there are numerous locations across the capital where you can catch all the action on giant screens.
Here’s a round up…
Strawberries & Screen, Kings Cross
Back in Lewis Cubitt Square for 2017, you can catch all the live action at one of the biggest screens central London has to offer. This free outdoor screening will only have 50 deck chairs available, so be sure to get there early if you want a seat. You can bring a picnic along with you or opt for the tennis-themed food and drink the bar has to offer.
Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf
The summer screens at Canada Square Park will be open throughout the summer - Wimbledon is just one of the sporting events being screened at the venue over the next few months. There is a huge variety of bars and restaurants in the area should you be hungry.
St Katharine’s Dock
Offering beautiful scenery by the docks, deck chairs and bean bags will be provided as you catch up with the day’s action from Centre Court. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own food and soft drinks, but Pimm’s and strawberries will be available during the semi-finals and finals which will take place between 13 and 16 July.
Broadgate, Exchange Square
Watch all the action daily on Exchange Square's giant, open-air screen, and if it’s anything like last year, there’ll be plenty of tennis-themed food and drink to get stuck into. If you’re still not sold, you can expect 3D virtual reality tennis at the finals.
London Bridge City Summer Festival
Located on the river side between London Bridge and Tower Bridge. the onsite big screens will be showing the Wimbledon matches throughout the two weeks. Visitors also have the choice of onsite bars offering Pimms, Prosecco on tap, coctails, and a range of street food provided.
Merchant’s square, Paddington
The Lawn at Merchant’s Square has been upgraded with a new and improved giant screen, perfect for viewing your favourite tennis players battle it out for the title. The screening will come complete with deckchairs for you to get comfy in and drinks and snacks will be available to buy during the matches.
All of the above are outdoor screenings - so just in case you’re more of an indoorsy type of person, here are some venues you might like.
Dog and Fox, Wimbledon
The Dog and Fox on Wimbledon High Street just might be what you’re looking for - and it’s located just around the corner from the real thing. Specialist cocktails and burgers will be available for purchase so you can sit back and watch the tennis on the big screen.
The Waldorf Hilton, Aldwych
Have a pop-up tennis experience in celebration of the world’s oldest tournament at the Waldorf Hilton. The hotel is transforming its library into its very own Murray Mound, and it’ll come complete with grass (synthetic), white picket fencing, sporting memorabilia and giant screens of course. There’ll also be an abundance of Pimm’s and tasty tennis-themed treats and drinks available.
Visitors are advised to book in advance by emailing Ewelina Zyla on Ewelina.Zyla@hilton.com or call 0207 759 409.