This is my first summer in London not attending Wimbledon and we’re trying something new. Bluebird on the Kings Road has put up a GIANT screen and is showing all of the key matches, with a special champagne cocktail menu. I can’t wait to try the “Mixed Double,” stawberries, Pimms, and champagne!
Not only is it convenient, and civilized, but there is tons of shade (can’t say that about centre court). So you can drool over watch Roger, Andy, and Rafa, without sweating all your make-up off. Wimbledon runs from June 21-July 4, and Bluebird shows the matches every day at 1:00 PM. Just make sure you make a reservation if you want to watch the ladies’ or men’s finals (which begin at 2:00 PM).
If truth be told, I will actually miss all of the atmosphere that comes with attending the matches at Wimbledon. There is nothing better then socialising with the hundreds of other tennis fans who have made their way to the tournament. It must be even better for the players though. Imagine how nerve-wracking and exciting it must feel to face some of the game’s biggest legends, like Serena Williams and Roger Federer. It must be the dream of aspiring tennis players from all over the world. The countless hours of training and time that you took looking through the NTRP to find the best coach for your skills, as well as the other athletes that you were required to train against to make it as far as you did. Even getting the chance to play at wimbledon must surely be the ultimate goal for many tennis players, let alone winning it. But for everyone else, we must settle on watching it live or on the big screen.
So, you may want to try and forget the hassle of getting to and from Wimbledon, and enjoy your strawberries and cream in SW3!