Wimbledon is the world's oldest and most famous tennis tournament. Apart from its understandable cancellation throughout the two world wars, it has taken place every summer since 1887.
This year's tournament will run from 29th June until 12th July.
The official Wimbledon website says more than a billion people followed last year's tournament on TV. That's roughly one out of every seven people in the world.
So where in London can you watch it? Well, quite a few places actually. There'll be countless pubs and bars showing all the action, but they can get pretty busy and equally stuffy.
Don't worry though, because there is a solution:
It'll be the height of summer, so it might be good to venture outdoors and watch it in the sun. Here are our three suggestions.
Lyric Square, Hammersmith
Postcode: W6 0NB
In Lyric Square they're showing the tennis on a big screen from 12pm till 8pm throughout every day of the tournament. It's just a very short stroll away from our Hammersmith accommodation – less than five minutes on foot.
You'll be quite literally surrounded by places to eat and drink (Byron Hamburgers being one), and sitting down for a nice dinner after the tennis could be a great way to finish the day.
The Scoop, Southwark (near Bankside)
Postcode: SE1 2DB
The thirteenth More London Free Festival started on June 3rd and will run until September 24th. Amongst other great offerings, they're providing full coverage of Wimbledon – on a giant screen.
It's just a mile away from our Bankside property – so why not pop down there? It's about a 20-minute walk, or between 10 and 15 minutes on the bus (get on either the 381 or the RV1 – both from Stop SW on Lavington Street).
Postcode: SW3 5UU
Bluebird is a swanky restaurant in Chelsea that has decided to open up its sunny courtyard for the fortnight of Wimbledon.
If you become a member, you can reserve seats (online or over the phone). You can still go if you're not a member, but you aren't guaranteed a seat.
We've included this one because it's a little different – there are many pubs showing the tennis, but Bluebird is essentially a restaurant – so it'll have a bit of a different atmosphere. Why not head down with a few friends and check it out?
We're also showing the tennis at all four of our locations, so if you don't want to venture out, you can watch it in the comfort of your accommodation.
Enjoy the Summer Break in London
Unlike many UK cities, London is fun outside of the uni months. There's always something new or exciting to do.
At Pure we want to help you make the most of your student experience, so we provide luxurious accommodation in which you can work, rest and play. We have several locations across London, all of which are modern, secure and well-situated.