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How to enjoy Wimbledon with or without courtside seats

Wimbledon (June 27-July 10) — Ground passes are £8-£25 per person before 5 pm (less after 5 pm). Kids under five are free but not allowed on show courts. Re-sale Centre Court tickets are £10 each and Court 1 and Court 2 tickets are £5 each with all proceeds benefiting charity. If you go with kids, bring lots of snacks and something to do while waiting. The good news is that you can watch the games below at Centre Court while queuing. I love the fact with patience and a bit of luck you can turn up without a ticket and end up on Centre Court. Customer service that is hard to come by! +44 2089 441066
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Even if you are not able to get courtside tickets, it is still fun to tailgate in the queue and see the game streamed live on the big screens on Henman Hill. Don’t forget to enjoy some quintessential English fare:

Lanson Champagne — For the last 25 years, Lanson has been the official supplier of champagne to Wimbledon. The miniature bottles sold in stores come with a neoprene Wimbledon koozie and can be brought into The Championships as well as purchased on-site.

Pimm’s — The first Pimm’s bar opened at Wimbledon in 1971. The tasty gin-based ‘No. 1 Cup’ is made with carbonated lemonade and garnished with apples, cucumber, mint and strawberries (ingredients all found in Britain). In the summer, it is a very popular British drink indeed – perhaps second only to the ever-popular tea.

Strawberries & Cream — Similar to Pimm’s, a visit to Wimbledon would not be complete without an order of strawberries and cream. This traditional dish has made its appearance at the first Wimbledon in 1877. Today, the strawberries are always fresh since they are picked the day they are served.

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