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5 best places to watch the Wimbledon final in London

Love watching the Wimbledon finals, but don’t want to be glued to the box on a hot summer’s day? With our serving of the best Wimbledon screenings in London, you can rally your friends and get set for an ace Wimbledon 2023.

Wimbledon finals (singles) take place on the 15th of July for ladies and 16th of July for gentlemen, so make sure you have the advantage of knowing the hottest spots to get a slice of the action.

1) Granary Square, King’s Cross, London

Canalside seating, fine food and a cold drink. Granary Square is high in the rankings of spots to catch the Wimbledon final. BBC coverage of Wimbledon is shown each day of the tournament, so hawk-eyed fans can watch every second of the action. Renowned London street-food outfit KERB will have a food court set up on weekday lunchtimes, with food so good you’ll be going back for a second service.

If you’re not Fed-erer’d up by the end of the day, hang around to watch a film. Everyman Cinema returns with its free film festival, showing movies daily. Dirty Dancing is scheduled for the day of the ladies’ final, and Black Panther is scheduled for the day of the men’s final, so you can double up on your day’s entertainment.   

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2) Roof Garden, Cardinal Place, Westminster

Get away from the racket of the streets of London and retreat to the peaceful roof garden at Cardinal Place. Pack a picnic of bagels and breadsticks and let yourself relax at this ever-popular hang-out for Henman fanatics.  

The space has been transformed this summer with a bright canary canopy, and rooftop bar pairing Franklin & Sons with Portobello Road Gin. There’s no better place to get your Insta game on match point than this attractive roof garden.  

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3) West Basin, St Katherine Docks, Tower Hamlets

Beautiful St Katharine Docks is home to central London’s only marina. Just a drop shot from the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, this is an ideal location for mixing sightseeing with a spot of sport.  

A large floating pontoon is set up with deck chairs and a bar offering food and drink will be available for finals weekend. Get there early to secure your seat though, as deck chairs are first come first served. 

The pontoon is located in the West Basin – just look out for the giant white tent. 

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4) St James’s Market

Staying in central London? pop down to St James’s Market, just around the corner from Trafalgar Square. With a big screen for full immersion and comfy deck chairs for relaxing, St James’s Market is the default location to watch The Championships. 

Many restaurants in St James’s Market will be serving up Wimbledon specials, from complimentary glasses of Pimm’s at Aspinal of London, to Wimbledon-themed afternoon tea at Haymarket Hotel. Hang out on one of the many restaurant terraces to watch the finals with a slap-up meal or cocktail in hand.

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5) Exchange Square, Broadgate

The big screen at Exchange Square is not just up for Wimbledon but will be around all summer showing this season’s sporting highlights. Located behind Liverpool Street Station, Exchange Square is easy to access, and being in London’s largest pedestrianised area, this is a great choice for a family outing. 

Fancy something a bit more filling than strawberries and cream? Renowned pop-up The BBQ Club will keep you well-fed with some of the finest BBQ fare in London. And Spitalfields market is right next door if you’re in need of a quick shopping break between sets.

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