The Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon have developed from the garden party atmosphere of the first meeting in 1877, witnessed by a few hundred spectators, to a highly professional tournament attracting an attendance of almost half a million people, and through the press, radio and television a following of millions throughout the world. Wimbledon is the premier tennis tournament in the world, hosted by the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, and every true tennis fan should make a journey to this bastion of tennis history at least once in their lifetime. Surrender to pomp and circumstance as the world’s best players serve & volley on the emerald grass, enjoy Debenture seats and spend your nights exploring London's best restaurants close to your centrally located hotel.
Meet your driver at Heathrow airport, and take a private transfer to your hotel.
A welcome package with your vouchers, a city map, train tickets (if relevant) and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge (4*) London is now open! Located in the heart of London on the vibrant South Bank, opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. This new hotel is ideal for leisure and business guests with contemporary guest rooms, 5 restaurants and bars and 31 meeting rooms plus the pillar free 1200sqm Westminster Ballroom. The hotel is close to Westminster and Waterloo Stations.
Have all of London at your fingertips with a London Pass that includes a London Transport Travelcard for your choice of 1, 2,3 or 6 days (zones 1-6). You could consider this as your passport to the city as it gives you free access to over 50 attractions. Museums, the zoo, galleries, cinemas, royal palaces, ice skating, boat trips, walking tours, historic sites and much more. Once you have purchased your London Pass you gain fast track entry to over 50 of London's attractions. Some attractions that you can visit with your London Pass include; The Tower of London, The Tower Bridge Exhibition, Kensington Palace, Kenwood House, Kew Gardens, London Zoo, The British Museum to name just a few. Have fun exploring at your own pace!
Enjoy a time at leisure. Most London museums have free entry. Spend your time hopping on and off the tube and visit a couple of my recommended highlights: The British Museum (Holburn Underground station), The National Gallery (Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross Underground station), the Victoria & Albert (South Kensington Underground station), The Wallace Collection (Bond Street station) or the London Transport Museum (Covent Garden). Or, while away your time shopping in the markets: Camden, Spittalfields, Portobello (weekends only) or the Borough Market (Thurs, Fri and Sat).
Jump the queues and take your seats on centre court with at one of the most famous tennis venues in the world. Indulge in strawberries and cream, a glass of chilled Pimm’s and afternoon tea in the sun; all images synonymous with a great day out at Wimbledon. Today’s matches are first round matches, and while the exact schedule won’t be finalized until closer to the date, you can be sure that there will be a variety of exciting singles matches to watch, whether on Centre Court or on any of the outside courts. Enjoy the spectacle of the parade of hats on display, from the fantastic to the sublime, from the quirky to the extravagant. Watch world class players fight for the championship, and if you’re lucky, watch Federer fight to claim his fifth successive Wimbledon title as he seeks to surpass the legacy of Sampras. After the day’s exhilarating matches, transfer back downtown.
The Ramada Plaza London Gatwick hotel offers great accommodation near Gatwick airport and is the perfect location for a short break, only 30 minutes by train from central London, close to Brighton and on the doorstep of the beautiful South Downs. Guests will be spoilt for choice of attractions to visit while staying at the hotel near Gatwick airport as nearby there are many exciting things to do and see including Chartwell House, Hever Castle and Wakeham Place. For the young at heart Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures theme parks and Bluebell Steam Railway are only a short drive away.
Here are some ideas for a self-guided Shopping Tour... Outside of the mainstream shopping street of Oxford Street, Regent Street and Knightsbridge, there are plenty of great areas to check out... The Cabbages & Frocks Market in Marylebone High Street offers the best of global food, together with fashion and lifestyle. Popular with out of towners, St Christopher's Place is one of the most exciting specialist shopping locations in the West End. The area is made up of walkways that include Gees Court, St Christopher's Place, James Street, Barrett Street and parts of Oxford Street and Wigmore Street. Duke of York Square, in Chelsea is the area's newly developed pedestrian precinct. The eateries feature great outdoor spaces. One of the best places for outdoor shopping, Spitalfields is a quirky shoppers' dream. If you're looking for a one-off piece or something truly unique, you'll find it here.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of England for the most up to date visa information.
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