Top 6 Things to Do in London If You Are in the City for Wimbledon


If you’ve been lucky to score tickets for the legendary Wimbledon Tennis Championships, you’re in for a treat! Taking place at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, this prestigious tournament attracts spectators ranging from Hollywood celebrities to members of the British royal family. After the matches, you’re sure to find some time to explore the city. Read through our blog to ace your sightseeing schedule and round out your London trip with these winning activities.

Take a Stroll Around Wimbledon’s Green Spaces 

Spanning 460 hectares, the picturesque Wimbledon and Putney Commons are popular amongst runners, cyclists, and nature enthusiasts. With a woodland, heathland, recreation areas and nine ponds, this calm and tranquil green space is perfect to spot birdlife or take along a picnic to enjoy by the lake.

Trace the History of Tennis

Explore the world-renowned Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, home to tennis memorabilia such as trophies, shoes, and rackets of famous players. Learn about the history of tennis since its conception in the 16th century and experience the Wimbledon traditions with a visit to the Centre Court itself. Make the most of your day with an inspiring 90-minute guided tour of the museum. Don’t forget to stop by the dedicated Wimbledon Shop and take home a piece of the Championships with you.

Feast at London’s Premier Food Market

Indulge in the delectable array of food offerings inspired by Wimbledon at Borough Market like fresh strawberries with cream and Pimm’s. Easily accessible from the luxurious Montcalm Finsbury Square Hotel, this vibrant market is also the perfect place to explore and indulge in authentic British foods and street food delights from around the world.

Spend a Day at Kew Gardens

Not far from Wimbledon, you’ll find the 300-acre Royal Botanic Garden, Kew - a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world’s largest botanical collections. From its Victorian glasshouse to the Treetop Walkway, explore the habitats of more than 50,000 living plants! Unwind after a day of exploration at the incredible Kew Gardens with our exclusive Montcalm spa treatments.

Cruise on the Thames River

Take the time to recharge after the Wimbledon matches with a sightseeing cruise on the Thames River. For the best experience, opt for a speedy cruise ride! Enjoy fully licensed bars on the lower deck and take in the view of famous landmarks such as the London Eye and the Tower of London from the open-air upper deck.

Take a Ride on the London Eye

For one of the best views of London city, take a ride on the iconic London Eye, only minutes away from our premium hotel in Finsbury Square. During its 30-minute rotation time, you get a bird’s eye view of some of the city’s most popular landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and St Paul’s Cathedral. Queues can get long so purchase a skip-the-line ticket in advance for a speedy outing.

Pretty green spaces, world-renowned museums, premier food markets and popular London landmarks- make the most of your visit to Wimbledon for the iconic Championships with these spectacular experiences on your list.