Wimbledon All England Club In Pictures

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Andy Murray at Wimbledon

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Andy Murray at Wimbledon
Rafael Nadal
Wimbledon
Wimbledon
Wimbledon Common
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
From an aerial perspective
From an aerial perspective
From an aerial perspective
 

 

The London 2012 Tennis competition takes place just three weeks after the end of the annual grand slam tournament at Wimbledon. The Olympic champions will be crowned on Wimbledon's Centre Court with games being played between Saturday 28 July and Sunday 5 August. London 2012 will feature five medal events: along with the men's and women's Singles and Doubles events, Mixed Doubles will be making its first Olympic appearance since 1924.

 
 

The Venue

 
Wimbledon

Wimbledon

 

Founded in 1868, Wimbledon is the last major grass tennis court venue in the world, and the perfect place to host the Olympic tournament.† The iconic Centre Court is an integral part of Britain's sporting history, home to strawberries and cream, summer downpours and Cliff Richard.

 
 
 

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Wimbledon - London 2012

Wimbledon

London 2012

Originally named the The All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club, the grounds consist of 19 grass courts, five indoor courts and eight American clay courts and spans over 42 acres of land. Wimbledon has undergone a makeover in preparation for the Games, with new stalls and a state-of-the-art concertina style retractable roof.

 
 
 

Sporting events

 
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Andy Murray at Wimbledon

Andy Murray at Wimbledon

Players will be allowed to abandon their whites and wear coloured clothing in the 2012 Games. All of the matches will be the best of three sets, apart from the menís singles final, which will run to five sets. Wimbledon champions Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are both set to return to the grass courts alongside British hopeful Andy Murray.

Olympic Events
28th July - 5th August

  • Singles First Round
  • Singles Second Round
  • Singles Third Round
  • Singles Quarter-finals
  • Singles Semi-finals
  • Sinlges Finals
  • Doubles First Round
  • Doubles Second Round
  • Doubles Quarter-finals
  • Doubles Semi-finals
  • Doubles Finals

 
 
 

Nearby

 
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Wimbledon Common

Wimbledon Common

Wimbledon is located in south west London and though it is within easy access to the centre of London, there are plenty of bars,†restaurants†and attractions nearby to keep visitors†entertained.

Restaurants

The Light House
9 minutes walk
Cote
13 minutes walk
The Lawn Bistro
15 minutes walk†

Pubs/Nightlife

The Crooked Billet
16 minutes walk
Hand in Hand
16 minutes walk
Prince of Wales
Three stops on the District Line from Wimbledon to East Putney

Leisure/Attractions

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
On the grounds of Wimbledon
Wimbledon Common
1140 acres of open heath and woodland
Wimbledon Park
Tennis courts, crazy golf and watersports are all available. Directly east of Wimbledon.

 
 
 

Travel

 
London Underground and Rail services

London Underground and Rail services

 

Wimbledon is easily accessible via rail and London†Underground. There is also bicycle parking in the adjacent Wimbledon Park and several taxi and†private†hire vehicle drop off points.

Underground Stations

Wimbledon - District Line
Southfields - District Line

Overground Stations

Wimbledon - National Rail, London†Underground†and London Tramlink will all run services here.

 
 
Sophie Wallace

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Sophie Wallace

29th November 2014

 

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