Sitting courtside at Wimbledon is every tennis fans dream. And the amazing thing is – that dream is far more accessible than you may realise. Here are a few travel tips that will make your Wimbledon dream a reality:
Take the Tube
Little or no parking is available near the All England Lawn Tennis Club, so most visitors will have to use public transport. Those staying in London can reach Wimbledon via the District Line of the Tube or Underground. A connecting London General Shuttle will be available to the All England Club from the Southfields and Wimbledon Tube Stations.
If you are not a regular Tube rider, it is a good idea to check Transport for London’s official website for fares, schedules, and service problems before going.
Take the Train
Many long distance trains from areas west of London pass through Wimbledon Station. There will be a London General Shuttle bus from Wimbledon Station to the Club during the championships. The bus is not free, but it is cheaper than taking a taxi.
Regular service from Waterloo Station is available to persons coming in from the North and Scotland. You can also get off at the East Croydon Station and take the Tram.
Take the Tram
The Tram line provides a direct connection between the All England Club and East Croydon and Wimbledon stations. Trams run every ten to fifteen minutes Monday through Saturday and every half hour on Sundays. Check the London Trams website for fares and schedules.
Take the Bus
Direct bus service from Marble Arch and Victoria will be offered during the Wimbledon championships. Bus service from Wimbledon Station and the Southfields Underground (Tube) Station is also available.
Bring plenty of change because the bus service is not free. You can learn fares and buy tickets in advance at London General’s website.
Plan Ahead and Give Yourself Plenty of Time
Wimbledon always attracts large crowds, so leave early and give yourself plenty of time. If you have never been to the All England Club before, try and visit it before the championships to learn your way around.
Finally, make sure you visit the official website before you go to learn as much as you can about the tournament. The more planning you do, the easier it will be for you to see the championships. For more information about buying Wimbledon tickets, visit WimbledonDebentureHolders.com
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