Anyone for Tennis?
One of everybody’s favourite sporting events (and perhaps a much needed distraction this week), the Wimbledon fortnight is upon us and brings with it the official start of summer.
If you haven’t been lucky enough to bag some tickets in the ballot, then here are Tavistock Bow’s top 5 places to catch the action from Wimbledon, so grab some strawberries & cream, settle down and enjoy
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The Northbank Summer Festival, Embankment Gardens Charing Cross
Back for its second year in the beautiful Embankment Gardens tucked away behind Charing Cross station, there will be live screens showing the tennis every day until 7.30pm from 27th June, along with a bar and food markets from 29th June to 1st July as well as live music.
With the annual British Summer Time festival in full swing at Hyde Park, the weekends are filled with a mixed musical line-up, but the facilities will be open to the public for free from 4th-7th July with live tennis from 12pm on the big screens, as well as free ping pong & badminton.
London’s largest free outdoor festival is running until the end of October on the bank of the Thames outside City Hall and they’ll be showing all the Wimbledon action (as well the Olympics from Rio) on a huge screen in ‘The Scoop’, with Pimms on tap and plenty of Strawberries & cream to keep you happy
Great British Summer at One New Change & New Street Square
Vintage caravans have been fitted out with giant screens and placed in the heart of the City (and only a stones throw from the West End) at both One New Change (on the roof terrace!) and New Street Square showing all the action live, with the added comfort (or perhaps not…) of complimentary deck chairs.
Strawberries & Screen at Granary Square, Kings Cross
For more deckchair action, head to Kings Cross’s Granary Square where yet more large screens will be showing all the action live during the day for the duration of the championships.