Founded in 1877, Wimbledon Stadium is the site of the oldest tennis championship in the world. Held for two weeks in June and July, the Wimbledon tennis championship draws crowds in excess of a hundred thousand. Every day, fans flock to the famed Centre Court for marquee match-ups that may feature the likes of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Serena Williams and many more familiar faces.
Because these championships represent the only Grand Slam tournament played on grass courts, players face a steep learning curve. The legendary ryegrass is groomed and trimmed to perfection to allow the ball to travel faster and bounce more wildly than on the hard or clay courts.
All Wimbledon players required to wear all-white outfits devoid of all sponsor logos and corporate signage, and all participants are treated with the utmost respect. On the court, players are referred to as "Mr." or "Ms." The honor of being a ball girl or boy at the championship is bestowed on local students who have been nominated for the position by their teachers.
Spectators wishing to catch a glimpse of the Royal Family should keep their eyes peeled towards the luxury boxes in the stadium. Last year, the Royal Family was at nearly every match of hometown favorite and subsequent champion Andy Murray.
Be sure to bring your appetite to Wimbledon, as every spectator is served the traditional meal of strawberries and cream.
Finding tickets for Wimbledon can be a bit of a challenge, and anyone wishing to attend the tournament should begin making preparations for the trip at least six months in advance. Fans who attend are asked to dress their best – men often sporting summer sports jackets and ties, and women decked out in sundresses. Tickets are offered through public ballot; however, a select number of tickets become available on the day of the matches. To even have a shot at snagging one of these elusive tickets, be ready to camp out the night before.
Don't feel like you have to wait until June and July to visit the famed stadium, as tours are available daily. In addition, the museum at the All England Club provides an interactive overview of the history of tennis.
The Staybridge Suites is located in the heart of Europe's largest urban shopping mall, Westfield Stratford City, and overlooks the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Enjoy quick and easy access to Canary Wharf, London City Airport, Excel London Exhibition and Conference Centre and the O2 Arena.
Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel and breakfast included during your stay.
Those who are under 18 years old stay for free when sharing a room with their parents at the Holiday Inn Express London Royal Docks-Docklands and our knowledgeable Front Desk staff can offer advice on attractions and local restaurants. All our guests can enjoy a Hot and Continental breakfast included in our rates and free wireless Internet throughout the hotel.
We now make it much easier to sample the warm welcome and the best that London has to offer you. Stay for three consecutive nights and get two days' travel passes for two guests all included. Please contact the hotel directly in order to book our Shopping Fever on (44)2083716060. T&C applied
Our dedicated Crowne Meetings Director takes care of the details when you invite up to 250 people to banquets or conferences in our 8 comfortable meeting rooms. Choose Crowne Plaza London Docklands as your backdrop for business success close to Canary Wharf, the ExCeL Centre and Emirates Airline Cable Car.
We want to make your travels as stress-free as possible. So leave your car at our conveniently located Crowne Plaza London Heathrow hotel as you jet out of London Heathrow Airport. Our inclusive “Park, Stay & Go” packages combine your accommodation with on-site parking for the length of your trip. It’s only a 15-minute ride to the airport on the BAA Hotel Hoppa Bus.
Choose Holiday Inn London-Heathrow M4 Jct. 4's good-value Park, Stay and Go Package which allows you to leave your car when you jet off from nearby Heathrow Airport. Ask our helpful staff when booking about the deal which includes accommodation and 4, 8 or 15 nights' parking.
Wireless Internet is available and free for all Elite IHG Rewards Members (Gold and Platinum) throughout the hotel.
If you’re visiting East London for an exhibition, event or a show at the ExCeL or ICC Centre’s, we are the perfect choice for you – minutes from Royal Albert DLR station and a short walk from the ExCeL and ICC Centre. We are close to London City Airport and are in easy reach of Canary Wharf, Stratford International and Central London.
Our recently refurbished and modern Holiday Inn London Heathrow T5 is located in the historic village of Colnbrook and Poyle. We offer 119 superior bedrooms, restaurant, bar, a meeting room and a 24-hour gym. Take the time to enjoy our Open Lobby a place where you can eat drink meet and work wind down and have fun. We are served by the Heathrow Hoppa H57/H59 to Terminals 4&5 (at a surcharge)
We booked two rooms and asked for rooms close to one another, low floor in a quiet area which we were given. The staff are all pleasant and polite and nothing was too much trouble for them. The rooms[More]
were spotless with large comfy beds. We had breakfast which was lovely and also an evening meal which was also very good. The pool area was clean and the gym had plenty of machines to use. Overall I would highly recommend this hotel. [Less]
I don't normally stay in Kingston, and this was a very good option From the front desk staff to the room itself, I was pleasantly surprised. The hotel is run well and the staff all take great pride[More]
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"refurbished hotel with friendly staff and clean well apointed rooms"
great location for this hotel, 5 minutes to the tube station and also a convenience store close by. staff were friendly and informative and helpful. fridge in the room was a nice touch. rooms were[More]
dark at night with blackout curtains HOWEVER there was a gap at the bottom where the curtains didn't meet the floor and this let in sunlight in the morning.
would recommend this hotel as a good base outside the hustle and bustle of central London [Less]