this 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!i 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.
my 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.
those perfect green courts get me every time. so well-kept.
after the last match of the day on centre court!
so many amazing moments have happened in here.
i 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.
evening at wimbledon is hard to beat. perfect weather, dusky light,
classy people all around (dressed SO well), and great food.
whether 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!
how about those hydrangea everywhere? ^^
i think wimbledon is one of my versions of heaven.
even their hot dogs are classy, served on baguettes!
we ended the evening up on henman hill watching the final match
of the day. everyone is relaxing, eating, and cheering. it’s the best!
the sun set on our outing to wimbledon, and it was a success!
one quick picture with the defending champs before leaving.
i love me some djokovic!
we 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!
^^ see what i mean?
once back in london we were so ready for dinner..
we 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.
after 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 :)
chase 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.
i got amazing cod with pesto & lentils, and we both love-love-LOVED
this meal. between wimbledon and this, we were happy campers.cheers to london!
one more grand finale of salted caramel torte and a summer
berry crisp with cream. both complimented each other perfectly.
as 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.