Stay close to all the Grand Slam action and enjoy staying in apartments near Wimbledon 2018
Experience Tennis from the exhilarating arena that is Wimbledon 2018 – from 2nd – 15th July 2018, London’s famous lawn Tennis ground hosts the most exciting date on the Tennis tournament calendar as 39,000 spectators attend the event each day. It has an atmosphere unlike any other, especially if you’re lucky enough to be one of the 15,000 who have tickets for Centre Court to witness the likes of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Britain’s own Andy Murray battle it out for the most sought after prize in tennis.
The famous grass courts are known all over the world as providing the best atmosphere and captivating matches for Tennis fans young and old to enjoy. This year promises to offer another exciting tournament from the best Tennis professionals where you can watch doubles, men’s and women’s singles knockout matches over the fortnight of the competition. It all climaxes on the last day, Sunday 15th July when the men’s single’s champion is crowned in front of the sold-out strong crowd which often includes members of the Royal family andhigh-profilee celebrities.
If you are lucky enough to capture some briefs to a game, view the Wimbledon schedule and plan your stay in London around this. Extend your experience by staying in a timelessly elegant Victorian hotel near Wimbledon 2018 tennis championships. Our luxury serviced apartments, Fraser Suites Queens Gate, have recently been refurbished and all of the 105 fully furnished luxury residences feature warm contemporary interiors well-equipped with modern conveniences for your stay. No matter if you travel with friends, a partner or as a group our residences cater for all.
Experience the oldest Tennis tournament in the world
As one of the four major Grand Slam events of the year and the oldest Tennis tournament in the world, Wimbledon is the only major competition to still be played on a grass surface. Held at the All England Club in the Wimbledon region of the UK capital since 1877, the tournament is played over two weeks during late June and July.
The club and indeed the competition itself are both steeped in colourful history. One of the most iconic traditions is the strict dress code for staff and ball girls/boys. The traditional Wimbledon colours are dark green and purple, however, Tennis players are required to wear all-white or nearly all-white – some colour accents are permitted as long as a recognisable commercial brand logo is not prominent. The tournament also has a policy of disallowing commercial sponsorship advertising around the courts – one of the few left in the world to do so.
Due to the temperamental English weather, a retractable roof was fitted to the prestigious Centre Court to lessen the amount of play lost due to rain. This was met with much controversy with fans questioning whether this would harm the electric atmosphere of the 15,000-capacity crowd around the court.
This year you could be there too. Tickets are allocated in a ballot which is drawn months before the competition to allow fair distribution to fans. Local schools and nationwide Tennis clubs also have the opportunity to attend.
For those who cannot attend, many fans flock to ‘Murray Mound’ (named after the current British No1 men’s single player) a grass hill outside the main venue where large screens show the matches for free. Lie out on the grass and soak up the atmosphere while sipping on some iced tea or snack on strawberries and cream from the nearby vendors. Complete coverage of the tournament is covered on television by international broadcasters, showcasing live each day of the competition so you may be fortunate enough to be filmed sitting in the crowd.
See the best Tennis players in the world
No matter how big a Tennis fan you are, a trip to Wimbledon is a memorable experience of a lifetime. It’s often claimed that the tournament is the highlight of the Tennis season, and it’s easy to see why. If you are lucky enough to gain tickets in the Wimbledon 2018 ballot you can cheer on your favourite players and watch in awe at the meticulous operations of this famous tournament. Being in the crowd means you can see up close the sweat and determination that each player puts into their game and allows for fantastic photo opportunities for you to reminisce over in years to come.
Start your day in a luxury serviced hotel near Wimbledon 2018
Get there on time to see the warm up and first set see up close the sweat on players and take in the vibrant atmosphere as it intensifies with each serve. Start your day bright and early with us in the Breakfast Room, serving continental breakfast and a breakfast buffet; you’re spoilt for choice on what to have first thing in the morning. The breakfast area is open Monday-Friday from 7am – 10am and 8am – 11am at weekends.
Reaching the tennis arena from our serviced apartments is easy as there are a number of different ways to get there efficiently from your residence. From the Gloucester Road Tube Station just across the road from your luxury suite, you can take the Wimbledon line until Southfields (the closest tube station to the All England Club) and take a short walk down Wimbledon Park Road. On average this journey takes around 35 minutes. A taxi ride to the area will cost roughly £12-£17 depending on what time of day you wish to travel.
Staying in a hotel near Wimbledon has many advantages due to the fantastic facilities and entertainment opportunities in the area. Continue the celebrations into the night by venturing out into the Kensington area and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the bars and restaurants in the area. You can enjoy being in the perfect location near the Royal Albert Hall, London Eye and all major transport connections such as Gatwick Airport.
As one of the best serviced hotels near Wimbledon tennis ground, we offer award-winning attention to detail and stylish accommodation for our guests. Each aspect of your stay has been considered from the 24-hour concierge service, complimentary Wi-Fi access, gymnasium, in-suite safe and home entertainment systems. After an exhilarating day at Wimbledon, you may not wish to venture out into the city for food, so take advantage of the fully-equipped kitchenette areas in our studio, one and two-bedroom apartments which can comfortably accommodate up to six guests.
We look forward to welcoming you for your trip to this year’s Grand Slam – with Fraser Suites Queens Gate you are guaranteed an excellent stay in a luxury serviced hotel near to Wimbledon 2018.