Planning Your Trip to London and Wimbledon
Wimbledon takes place in late June and early July, making it the perfect time to visit London as the warm summer weather raises spirits and improves the sightseeing capabilities of this fascinating city. Additionally, the atmosphere makes for the premier tennis event in the world.
London Heathrow Airport
Address: Heathrow Airport, TW6 1AP, United Kingdom
The airport is roughly 15 miles from Wimbledon's All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. London's excellent public transportation enables trips through rail, taxis, minicab, and London's infamous subway, the Tube.
London is one of the most impressive and culturally diverse cities in the world. There are plenty of sites and attractions around town to captivate tourists, however explorations further into England can be a delight as well, with Canterbury about an hour to the east, the coastal town of Brighton roughly and hour's drive south, and the historical university town of Cambridge an hour north of London.
Hotel Accommodations and Activities
The Hotel Ibis Earls Court is a 3-star hotel just a short train ride from the tennis grounds in West Brompton. In a fun neighborhood, this is a great place to stay at for Wimbledon. For more prestigious accommodations, look no further than the Savoy Hotel London, a proud 5-star hotel offering guests a royal treatment. Located in the heart of London, the Savoy is near many museums, opera halls, and theatres, and is also a simple train ride from the tennis grounds.
For activities, London is a city teeming with possibilities. Favored day trips include a trip to Bath and Stonehenge, one of the ancient marvels of the world. Or one can tour through Stratford upon Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, which also includes a tour of 1,000-year-old Warwick Castle. Another fun day trip is to Paris, with a planned tour that includes a trip to the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. For those wishing to stay within London, fun activities include tea at the Ritz or a guided bus tour around London aboard and open-air double decker bus!
Proper Dress for Visiting London
England has a very mild climate so be sure to bring extra layers of clothing and especially an umbrella, for you never know when a London shower may arrive. Also, be sure to bring some comfortable shoes because tourists will spend a great deal of time walking through cobblestone streets seeing all the delightful sites around London town. Be sure to bring some white clothing to emulate all the players and officials at the tennis matches! London temperatures at this time of year generally range between 50-70 degrees Fahrenheit, so bring along a pair of shorts but also some pants.
Other Attractions around London
Wembley Stadium – Opened in 2007 this state-of-the-art facility has hosted numerous soccer matches, football games, and musical concerts. Be sure to check out the spectacle that houses up to 90,000 spectators.
The National Gallery – An excellent house of art, the gallery boasts works by Vincent van Gogh, Renoir, and Monet amongst countless other masterpieces.
Tower Bridge – A fascinating sight of Victorian age engineering, the bridge is available to tourists and captures a completely different world of time as one crosses the River Thames.
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