The Best Hotels to Book Near Wimbledon Tennis Club, London

After watching world-class tennis at Wimbledon, rest your head at the perfect hotel nearby
After watching world-class tennis at Wimbledon, rest your head at the perfect hotel nearby | © Jeff Gilbert / Alamy Stock Photo
Alexis James

Got tickets for Centre Court? After a day sipping Pimm’s and watching world-class tennis at Wimbledon, you’ll want a comfortable spot to rest your head. Check out these top places to stay within easy reach of London‘s All England Lawn Tennis Club, bookable on Culture Trip.

For two weeks every July, southwest London becomes a magnet for the greatest tennis players on the planet. The Championships have been held at Wimbledon’s All England Lawn Tennis Club since 1877, and its status as one of the most prestigious events on the sporting calendar sees over half a million in attendance over the fortnight. If you’re planning on being among them, check out our list of the best hotels in the area.

1. The Lodge Hotel, Putney

Boutique Hotel

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Courtesy of the Lodge Hotel, Putney / Expedia

You’re just a 10-minute cab ride from the All England Club at the Lodge, meaning you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy a hearty breakfast before setting off. The hotel’s signature Full English is the perfect remedy if you imbibed a few of SW19’s famed Pimm’s the day before. Though if you’d prefer to save room for an imminent strawberries and cream, try the lighter option of a mushroom and tomato omelette.

2. Hotel du Vin Wimbledon

Chain Hotel, Boutique Hotel

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Courtesy of Hotel du Vin Wimbledon / Expedia

If attending one of the world’s most prestigious sporting venues has you yearning for similar surroundings, this luxury Hotel du Vin at Cannizaro House will live up to the job. The Park View Signature Suite is the pick of the rooms, with an Emperor-size bed, walk-in monsoon shower and a balcony overlooking the 35-acre (14ha) Cannizaro Park. Return for drinks and antipasti at the Italian-inspired Orangery restaurant – choose from a wealth of cheeses and meats, including oozy taleggio and prosciutto di Parma.

3. Richmond Harbour Hotel and Spa

Hotel

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Housed in a grand and funkily decorated Georgian house by Richmond Park, this hotel is the perfect base for a sporting weekend. Safari-style decor dominates the lobby and bar, while upstairs you’ll find more classically designed rooms, complete with Nespresso coffee machines and Egyptian cotton sheets. From here, you’re a mere 15-minute drive away from the tennis at Wimbledon. With a 20m (65ft) indoor pool and a well-equipped gym at the hotel spa, sport needn’t be restricted to Britain’s top athletes.

4. The Captain Cook

Pubs with Rooms

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This charming Fulham hotel houses eight generously sized rooms, each taking inspiration from the explorer whose name is also given to the characterful pub located below. You’ll find Union Jack cushions, world map wallpaper and bureaus that wouldn’t have looked out of place on James Cook’s HMS Endeavour. The owners do an excellent job of infusing the place with an old-school British vibe without feeling stuffy; there’s no better example of this than the good-humoured pub quiz on a Sunday evening.

5. Putney Hotel

Guesthouse

Putney Hotel
Courtesy of Putney Hotel / Expedia

This industrial-looking hotel masks an array of gold-and-white hotel rooms inside. Situated just minutes from Putney Bridge, it is perfectly located for a day at Wimbledon (10 minutes south) or a match at Chelsea FC (15 minutes north). The riverside area, packed with pubs, makes up for the lack of hotel bar. For live sport, head to the Fox & Hounds pub opposite. The hotel does have a quirky tea room that is open for breakfast and serves international dishes and speciality teas until late.

6. Petersham Hotel

Hotel

An elegant and light-filled double room with a private balcony at Petersham Hotel.
@ Petersham Hotel / Expedia

The pastoral view from this Victorian mansion, over cattle fields and green meadows, will make you forget that you’re in the urban capital of England. This panorama is best enjoyed while tucking into chef Jean-Didier Gouges’ fusion menu at the on-site restaurant, combining his expertise in Japanese, British, Mediterranean and French cuisine. Built in 1865, the hotel’s 58 rooms retain their classic styles, with marble bathrooms and wrought-iron balconies overlooking the winding Thames.

7. Warren House

Hotel

The ivy-clad, Victorian mansion exterior of Warren House, set in the countryside.
Courtesy of Warren House / Expedia

The signature afternoon tea here, with its truffle egg mayo sandwiches and Cornish clotted cream scones, wouldn’t look out of place in the Royal Box at Wimbledon. Especially if you opt for the addition of champagne. Rooms here vary from standard singles to deluxe and feature rooms. For a real treat, opt for the Hammersley suite, named after Warren House’s first owner and featuring period fireplaces, chandeliers, bay windows and a roll-top bath.

8. Bingham Riverhouse

Boutique Hotel

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Rooms at this boutique hotel come with copper baths, hanging bedside lamps and throwback rotary phones. Ask staff about the building’s literary history, which is reflected in its themed decor and loaded bookcases. Not much of a reader? The hotel can provide you with bikes to explore the surrounding parks on two wheels. It’ll take you roughly half an hour to cycle to the All England Club from here.

Looking for more inspiration? We’ve also narrowed down the best cheap hotels and the best luxury hotels in London so you can confidently find and book the perfect stay on Culture Trip. There’s plenty to keep you busy, too – from these quirky and unusual things to do in London and this delicious food and drink tour to a relaxing, chilled-out tour of London.

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