Looking for the best place to watch this week’s Wimbledon matches while avoiding the rain? Those who brave The Queue might find a soggy spot on Henman Hill/Murray Mount, but if you want to stay warm and dry while soaking up the SW19 atmosphere (and not the rain), we’ve rounded up the best indoor viewing spots – all just a stone’s throw from the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club where the real action takes place.
The Alexandra, 33 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19 7NE
With its beautiful roof terrace, The Alexandra (‘The Alex’ to locals and Twitter followers) is your best bet if you think there’s a chance the sun might make an appearance between sets.
The Woodman, 222 Durnsford Road, SW19 8DR
This SW19 drinking hole and eatery has five big screens (including one in the garden) and will be showing Wimbledon matches throughout the week.
Henry J Beans, 153-163 The Broadway, SW19 1NE
Enjoy a slap-up meal while watching Murray and co slog it out on the courts via the big screens. The all-American menu includes hot dogs, burgers and ribs.
The Fox and Grapes, Wimbledon Common, SW19 4UN
There’s a great atmosphere on Wimbledon Common while the tennis is on, but if it’s brolly weather everyone heads to The Fox and Grapes to dry off. Beat them to it and book a table online.
O’Neill’s, 66 The Broadway, SW19 1RQ
Grab a Pimms and a good view of one of five big screens. Open until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays, this is the place to be if you want to celebrate after the Men’s Semi-Finals or Ladies’ Final.