You want to watch Wimbledon 2023 but you missed the ballot — and you're not willing to spend the tournament glued to a TV screen indoors, while the sun's a-shinin' (hopefully!) and there's Pimm's ready for a-drinkin'.
Luckily, certain London establishments are on hand with a giant screen — and possibly a deckchair or two — so we can watch all the Wimbledon 2023 matches al fresco.
(FYI, the Wimbledon 2023 dates are 3-16 July. Stick it in your diary now).
Watch Wimbledon 2023 in Canary Wharf
As part of the Summer Screens series of events, Wimbledon matches are broadcast for free on a screen in Canary Wharf's Canada Square Park and Cabot Square. Food and drink is available at bars and restaurants nearby. In past years, table tennis tables have been set up alongside the screenings, for some added fun — watch this space for 2023 details.
If things get a little quiet between sets, seek out the nearby (and free!) psychedelic mini golf course.
The same screen also hosts free open-air Movie Nights throughout the summer.
Wimbledon screenings in Canary Wharf. Free entry, usually runs 11am-7pm daily throughout the tournament (later if the tennis overruns) but check the schedule for 2023 details.
Wimbledon screenings at St Katharine Docks
Wimbledon screenings take place on the floating pontoon at St Katharine Docks.
Comfy deckchairs are provided for free on a first come, first served basis, as well as picnic benches and tables so you can bring your own food and drink — so up your picnic game accordingly.
St Katharine Docks, free entry, daily throughout the tournament. Check website for exact schedule closer to the time.
Watch Wimbledon at Screen on the Canal, King's Cross
Take a seat on the steps at Granary Square (King's Cross) during the Championships to watch the Centre Court action on the big screen, set up just across the canal. The steps have been given an apt lawn effect, with oversized pillows for extra comfort.
The screen doubles up as an outdoor cinema, with cult classics and family favourites shown for free throughout the summer.
Wimbledon at Screen on the Canal, King's Cross. Free entry, schedule due to be released soon.
Other places to watch Wimbledon 2023
The following venues have shown the tennis action in the past, and we're hopeful that they will again this time. Keep an eye on their websites to see if they'll be screening Wimbledon 2023 — once they're confirmed, we'll add them to the list above.
- The Piazza, Wimbledon
- Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair
- Summer by the River
- Vinegar Yard, London Bridge
- The Dog & Fox, Wimbledon
- The Alexandra, Wimbledon
- Duke of York Square, Chelsea
- Greenwich Peninsula
- Merchant Square, Paddington