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An event that is aired across the globe and is not just important in the world of tennis, as Wimbledon is a significant highlight of the annual British sporting calendar and a tournament so popular that people actually camp out overnight and queue for tickets.
With coach or minibus hire you can bring everything you would need with you that is needed for an overnight or early morning ticket hunting adventure.
Wimbledon is as much of a British summer tradition as is drinking Pimms and eating strawberries and cream, both of which are heartily consumed by the Wimbledon fans throughout the tournament.
Wimbledon provides a wonderful reminder that summer has arrived and It never fails to draw huge crowds and send them home happy.
A number of groups will make this a two or even 3 day visit, so if you're planning to stay in London and hire a coach, let our booking specialists plan your transport with you.
London turns tennis mad for two weeks each year for the Wimbledon Tennis Championships and hundreds of regional tennis clubs and thousands of tennis fans across the globe, make plans to tick box a Wimbledon visit off their bucket list. Hiring a coach down to London is by far the most cost effective way to travel and it's great fun sharing the anticipation and excitement throughout the journey.
Millions are able to watch on TV, and it has the power to thrill audiences, but nothing is quite like being there and feeling the exhilaration and delight as players win that vital set point.
In a thrilling finale to the 2022 championships, reigning champion Novak Djokovic was pushed all the way by a ferocious Nick Kyrgios, while Elena Rybakina went all the way in the women's tournament to secure the title.
From the legendary Wimbledon all night ticket queue to the Royal Box watching experience, strawberries & cream ( 23 tonnes of strawberries are served during the Championships) on the lawn or a picnic on the hill, Wimbledon’s traditions are as much a part of the experience as the actual tennis. So whether you’re British and have grown up watching it on TV every summer and want to experience Wimbledon live or an overseas visitor wanting to experience a uniquely British tradition, the tournament delivers on every level of entertainment, excitement and magic.
Book your Wimbledon minibus or coach hire itinerary well in advance, as the championships popularity never wanes, and tickets sell fast.
Wimbledons renowned tennis championships began at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in 1877 and has become one of the world’s most famous tennis tournaments. The championships are unique, being that they are the only one of the four Grand Slam competitions still played on grass.
It all began with an announcement in the leisure magazine The Field on 9 June 1877 that The All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club, proposed to hold a lawn tennis meeting, open to all amateurs.
That first competition saw a total of 22 men pay the £1 and 1 shilling entrance fee, and had to bring their own rackets and shoes.
The 1930s finally brought British success as the legendary tennis player Fred Perry won a trio of Championships, starting in 1934 which ended over 25 years without a home winner. Perry turned professional before BBC television began their television broadcasts from the courts in 1937, so was lost to many.
In the 1970s technology brought a new dimension to Wimbledon tennis with the introduction of colour television. In glorious technicolour some of the true greats of tennis at that time were beamed to homes across the world as they fought dramatic and climatic battles for the title. Famous names such as Bjorn Borg, Ilie Nastase, Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe brought a new audience to the game in the men's tournaments, with Chris Everett, Virginia wade and the powerful Martina Navratilova delivering the thrills in the ladies finals
The 21st century Finally brought another men's homegrown success with a British winner after 77 years. Scotsman Andy Murray defeated Novak Djokovic in the 2013 final before an impassioned crowd.
If you're unable to get tickets but have a passion for tennis and still want you and your group to experience the halls at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, then you can hire a coach to London and take part in a tour of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum which is the largest tennis museum in the world with over 40,000 exhibits.
The first thing is to plan your journey in advance. The road transport network can be busy, so leave plenty of time so you all arrive at a good time to get inside. The grounds open at 10am and play begins at 11am on outside courts.
Talk to our coach hire booking specialists and we can advise on timings and help you build your itinerary with maybe a breakfast stop on the way, or a drop off at a nearby supermarket for those final picnic supplies.
You can’t take hard sided coolboxes into the venue but you can bring bags if they’re within the size limit. Your coach will have plenty of storage space for bags and folding chairs etc
A good tip to save cash is to bring a reusable water bottle as there are over 100 refill points for you to use once you're inside. It's British Summer time so naturally check the weather forecast and come prepared, whether that means bringing a sun hat and sunscreen or an umbrella! It is Wimbledon after all.
If you need to temporarily leave the Grounds at any point during your day you will need a pass-out wristband, these are available at Gates 5 and 13 only. If you need to temporarily leave the Grounds at any point during the day make sure you get your mobile ticket scanned on exit and re-entry.
There is free WiFi available on The Hill and along the east side of the grounds including parkside and the Tea Lawn so you can keep in touch with your driver and be advised of any road or traffic changes or advise them if your pick up slot needs adjusting.
From the famous Hill to the Shops, the outside courts, fantastic architecture and more there’s plenty to see. It is sure to be a memorable visit to the home of lawn tennis.
Wimbledon is a glorious occasion and you don't have to be a fanatical tennis fan to enjoy the spectacle of one of Britain's greatest sporting events.
A visit to the championships is as much about the occasion as it is the tennis for many people, but for those who take part in the sport or who are fostering a dream to grace centre court one day, visiting the hallowed Wimbledon tennis championships is a must.
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