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The Best Places to Celebrate Wimbledon 2017 in London

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Sports Editor
Updated: 26 June 2017
While the ideal for watching Wimbledon is to be on Centre Court watching live in person, that’s not always possible. With that in mind, there are some brilliant spots around London to watch the world’s best tennis tournament. Think fantastic food, your favourite drinks behind the bar and huge screens beaming out incredible sport.
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Greenwood, Victoria

If you’re going to do things properly, there are few better places in the country’s capital that Greenwood; it has everything. There are huge plasma screens, and lots of them, as well as a sports lounge dedicated to watching sport, with its own bar, its own menu, pool table and shuffleboard tables. Punters can opt for pints and pub grub or a three course meal with bubbles or Pimm’s. Located near Victoria station, it is also reassuringly easy to get to and from.

Address: 170 Victoria St, Westminster, London SW1E 5LB

Greenwood | © ETM Group

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Ealing Park Tavern, Ealing

Not far from Wimbledon itself, in leafy Ealing, is this brilliant gastro-pub. The Ealing Park Tavern boasts the Oak Room, which is where they will host live matches. The room can be booked out for private hire to ensure you have your own private space, complete with its own courtyard.

Address: 222 S Ealing Rd, London W5 4RL

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Aviary, Finsbury Square

Located between Liverpool Street and Barbican, Aviary is a rooftop bar and restaurant that, this summer, has brought Londoners an incredible Wimbledon dessert. Diners can feast on pistachio mousse and white chocolate flavoured “tennis balls”, served up with wild strawberry curd. Wimbledon’s iconic fruit continues into a specially designed frosé; frozen strawberries blended with rosé wine and Belsazar rosé vermouth. Both will be available for the duration of this year’s tournament.

Address: Montcalm Royal London House, 22-25 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1DX

Pistachio mousse tennis ball at Aviary | © ETM Group

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The White Swan, Fetter Lane

Watch the matches in the pub and then head upstairs to the dining room where you can sample the Strawberry Menu. The White Swan has dedicated an entire menu (savoury and sweet) to this quintessentially British fruit, synonymous with the All England Club. The menu includes:

Chilled heritage tomato and English strawberry soup with Cornish crab and basil oil (£7.50)

Pan fried Brixham brill with pickled wild strawberries, courgette flower and shellfish broth (£22)

Kentish strawberries with strawberry and pink peppercorn jam, fennel and Chantilly cream (£6).

Address: 108 Fetter Ln, London EC4A 1ES

Brixham brill at the White Swan | © ETM Group