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A Travel Guide to Wimbledon

Right: you are all set to visit this year’s Wimbledon Championships to be held from June 23 to July 06, 2014. And if you are an avid lawn tennis follower, you could have not chosen a better event to attend than this premier and most venerated of Grand Slam tournaments! If you are from out of town you will have you to book your tickets well in advance at the official Wimbledon website.

For accommodation at any one of the central London Hotels, you can ask friends from the city for references or even check hotel reviews online. Most London City Hotels are booked in advance so you will have to look around to find a suitable place.  Even if you choose any one of the hotels in London that is a fair distance from Wimbledon, it will not be an issue because of the excellent public transportation system.

The numerous transportation options available to the championships include:

Air: There are two major airports that cater to overseas tourists coming to the championships, Heathrow and Gatwick. Wimbledon is equidistant from both and you can catch a train from Gatwick to Clapham and change to a SW Train to get you here. Similarly from Heathrow, take the Piccadilly line to Earl’s Court and then switch to the district line or take the direct Heathrow Express to Paddington followed by a switch to a district line to reach Wimbledon.

Train: Wimbledon is served by two train companies First Capital Connect and South West. There are numerous trains that service the Wimbledon area and you can check the connecting trains and their route maps online.

The Tube: The area of Wimbledon is serviced by three stations Wimbledon (District Line), Southfields (District Line) and South Wimbledon (Northern Line). The swiftest way to arrive is a combination of the National Rail and the Tube. The best option is to hop on board any of the numerous SW trains from Waterloo that depart every 3-5 minutes and get you to Wimbledon in 15 minutes.

By Bus: Wimbledon is on the itinerary of various local bus routes and you can hop on to any one of the many that depart from the nearest bus terminal to your hotel. Check with the front desk and they will be able to provide you with the necessary information.

By Car: You could also travel by car if you have rented one and take the A3 route when arriving from Heathrow or the M25 Motorway. If you travel from Gatwick then take the M23/M25/A217 route to arrive at Wimbledon.

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