If you’re a tennis fan of any sorts, chances are you’ll want to see the Wimbledon Tennis Club while you’re in London. The Courts are conveniently located just outside of central London, a few stops down the District line. Keep in mind, though, that you’ll have to top up your Oyster card to go outside of Zones 1 and 2, as Wimbledon is located on the edge of Zone 3.
Actually getting onto the main courts at Wimbledon can be a bit pricey. To get up close, you’ll have to purchase a guided tour or a ticket to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, which run from £12-16. When my friends and I visited, though, we decided to just visit the gift shop and peek around the fences to the smaller courts. If you’re not interested in shelling out to see the courts, keep this in mind as a cheap alternative.
Another thing to note – make sure that when looking up directions, you look for the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum or the All England Tennis Club. My friends and I had a bit of a humorous mix-up when we took the 493 bus from the tube station to Wimbledon Stadium, only to find out that the venue is actually a greyhound racing track.
Tube stop: Wimbledon or Southfields
– Heather Riske