wimbledon 2015

IMG_7166this is hard to believe, but this was my third time to wimbledon.
being a major tennis fan, i’ve been lucky enough to come first with
my family, again when i lived in london a few years ago, and this
time with chase. it has been a highlight every time. there’s something
so special about this event that you have to see to understand! i’ve
attended other grand slams (US open and french open) but wimbledon
is in a league of its own. it’s something special. chase loved it too!
normally the ticket options for wimbledon are: pay the (expensive) price
ahead of time for grounds or centre court tickets, unless you’re lucky enough to get your tickets from DTBSports&Events // or queue for hours
starting early in the morning. last time i went, i actually camped out
with lots of people to be at the start of the queue! pretty fun experience.
this time however, we didn’t have time to queue all night and day,
and we didn’t want to fork over thousands for seats ahead of time —
so we went for the post 5:00 PM discount queue and it was perfect!
it’s a good tip for any future visitors who want to get a taste of the
tournament while in london. it’s low in cost and time, as it’s a
short queue and the grounds passes are very discounted – about
19£ each! we lucked out and got centre court tickets since the
match was about to end, so it turned out to be a great way to show
chase the grounds, environment, and the centre court experience.
too bad nadal lost, but we did experience the buzz of an upset!
IMG_7197IMG_7209i love how classic wimbledon is. every player must wear all white, and
the draw & order of play are put up by hand as matches happen.
IMG_7196my favorite guy waiting for nadal to come out!
these are the famous doors of the all-england tennis club
where the wimbledon champs exit with their trophy each year.

IMG_7179 IMG_7183 IMG_7193 those perfect green courts get me every time. so well-kept.
IMG_7203after the last match of the day on centre court!
so many amazing moments have happened in here.

IMG_7212 IMG_7219i always love the outer courts because you get some of the best,
most unexpected matches. since there’s no 5th set tiebreak at
wimbledon, we saw a match that went 13-11 in the 5th set! amazing.

IMG_7213 evening at wimbledon is hard to beat. perfect weather, dusky light,
classy people all around (dressed SO well), and great food.

IMG_7227whether or not you like tennis, the strawberries + cream are reason
to come to wimbledon enough. they are a tradition, and you
will see everyone with them. i remember my dad and i getting
some my first time to wimbledon, and we couldn’t get enough!
we always talk about them — so simple, but never taste as good as here!
IMG_7228how about those hydrangea everywhere? ^^
i think wimbledon is one of my versions of heaven.
IMG_7242 IMG_7233even their hot dogs are classy, served on baguettes!
IMG_7244we ended the evening up on henman hill watching the final match
of the day. everyone is relaxing, eating, and cheering. it’s the best!

IMG_7200IMG_7248the sun set on our outing to wimbledon, and it was a success!
IMG_7250one quick picture with the defending champs before leaving.
i love me some djokovic!
IMG_7173we walked back to the tube through the darling streets of
wimbledon (i lived here in a little rented room a few years ago,
so i’m biased) but i think it is the cutest of all areas surrounding london!

IMG_7176 ^^ see what i mean?
IMG_7419once back in london we were so ready for dinner..
IMG_7422we picked the greatest little spot that i want all of you to
try when in london! no. 11 pimlico road was darling, delicious,
and local. chase said it was definitely his favorite meal here.

IMG_7424 IMG_7428 IMG_7435after a hot day at wimbledon, we were parched. we had refreshing
flavored lemonade spritzers that were so natural & tasty.
the bartender was a bit thrown off that we don’t drink alcohol,
so he said he would get creative and that he did! he is talented :)

IMG_7440chase ordered a burger to see how it compared to our USA
burgers (little did he know london has some of the best burgers,
but i just wait and let him see for himself. he was blown away.

IMG_7445 i got amazing cod with pesto & lentils, and we both love-love-LOVED
this meal. between wimbledon and this, we were happy campers.IMG_7447cheers to london!
IMG_7450one more grand finale of salted caramel torte and a summer
berry crisp with cream. both complimented each other perfectly.

IMG_7453as we walked out, we noticed the tennis balls lining the mantle ..
perfect decoration for having been at wimbeldon! we will
always come back here when in london. loved it.


'wimbledon 2015' has 12 comments

  1. July 7, 2015 @ 12:13 pm Brittany

    I’m not even a huge tennis fan, but I’m a sports fan in general, so I would LOVE to witness Wimbledon in person! I can’t get over the hot dogs served in baguettes. Hilarious.


  2. July 7, 2015 @ 12:29 pm jessica C

    Seething with jealousy right now ;)


  3. July 7, 2015 @ 3:25 pm Hannah

    Oh how fun! That hot dog in the baguette cracks me up, so fancy! I might actually have to try that out. I have been wanting to go to London forever and ever. It looks like such a charming place.


  4. July 8, 2015 @ 9:27 am Susie

    I’ve always wanted to go to Wimbleton, the whole tradition behind it seems just wonderful! And wow Im reading this before lunch and starving! Sounds like your trip is off to a great start!




  5. July 8, 2015 @ 12:05 pm Jasmine

    Oh my goodness! I didn’t understand half of what you were talking about. I need to brush up on my tennis lingo, but I loved the photos and it looks like you guys had a great time with something that you love. Thanks for sharing Wimbledon with us.


  6. July 9, 2015 @ 8:50 am Katie @ Katie Wanders

    Oh my I need a hot dog on a bun! Those drinks look so refreshing and that is super cute that the bartender was so surprised about the alcohol thing. clearly he hasnt been to Utah- its one of a kind ;)

    Katie @ Katie Wanders


  7. July 14, 2015 @ 3:46 am brittany

    We LOVE No. 11 Pimlico! It’s right in our neighborhood and a favorite – for brunch too. Glad you guys loved it!


  8. July 14, 2015 @ 3:46 am whitney

    Okay adding this restaurant to our list when we come to London!


  9. July 14, 2015 @ 3:47 am Linda

    Wimbledon has always been a favorite! I love that you’ve been 3 times. Next time we’ll all go to No. 11 Pimlico Road together after. Sounds perfect!


  10. July 14, 2015 @ 3:51 am Michael

    Glad I’ve been to Wimbledon, but now I need to add this restaurant to the list.
    Did you see NAdal’s upset?


  11. July 14, 2015 @ 11:16 am Linda Dunn

    I want to go back for many reasons..but the strawberries and cream really draw me:) Love this post!


  12. July 19, 2015 @ 4:14 pm Kari

    What an incredible experience! I’d love to get there someday.


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