For tennis fans, Wimbledon is the ultimate event. Set in the beautiful All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, and steeped in history, watching the players there is just incredible. Roadtrips can set you up with an itinerary that gives you all the tennis you can handle, but also gives you the very best London travel experiences.
“What a lot of our guests choose to do a is a couple of days at Wimbledon, maybe a day at Centre Court and a day at Court Number 1 or 2, and then for the rest of the tournament wander around the other courts which don’t have assigned seating,” says says Duane Penner, Roadtrips’ Head of Sales. “While obviously the biggest matches are going to be ticketed with seats assigned, but at the start of the tournament when nobody has been eliminated, you may get your top globally ranked player that is out playing on one of the removed courts. These matches might have limited seating, but put you within spitting distance of some of the biggest names in tennis.”
The tickets that Roadtrips secures for its guests are all in Debenture Seating, which is the same level as the Royal Box, and is the very best seating that there is for Wimbledon. All Debenture ticket holders are provided with special badges that give them access to the Debenture lounge, an exclusive area complete with bar, restaurant, and cloakroom facilities that are very close to the court. (Consider this the Wimbledon VIP area, where you’re likely to rub shoulders with what amounts to a who’s who of Wimbledon and the All England Tennis Club, celebrities and dignitaries.)
Tennis aside, Roadtrips will build your entire London experience and create a bucket-list worthy trip that is perfectly tailored to you and whoever you choose to travel with. “It’s all about what you want to do in London,” says Penner, “Do you want to do dinner and West End Theatre, a private London highlights tour, have us arrange a private shopper at Harrods, or want someone to take you out for the day to Windsor Castle? We’ll do it.”
With access to the very best accommodations, Roadtrips can put you up in a perfectly located family friendly hotel like the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, which has lots of configurations for families with one and two bedroom suites and a pool (somewhat unusual for London hotels), or somewhere like Grosvenor House Hotel, The Dorchester, or the Intercontinental so you can look over Hyde Park. “We will put you into the right hotel for you, and if you want upscale what’s your flavour of upscale?” says Penner, “If you want to stay at The Ritz and get dressed up for afternoon tea we’ll fix you up with that.”
London has to be one of the most incredible cities in the world to visit, and mixing that with the fact that Wimbledon is one of the most exciting and highly anticipated sporting events out there means that you’re in for an incredible experience when coming to this event. Taking guests to London is always a pleasure for Roadtrips, and we can’t wait to head there this July for the tennis, and so much more. Get contact us to find out how we’d create your perfect 2015 Wimbledon Getaways.