Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum © David Stanley
In June and July, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club is filled to capacity, with thousands of tennis fans eager to see the greatest players in the world at the Wimbledon Championships. The rest of the year, the venue houses the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, the largest tennis museum in the world. It houses exhibits and memorabilia going back to the Victorian era, and visitors can take guided tours of the grounds in eight different languages. Parts of the tour are even conducted by John McEnroe's Ghost, an audio-visual projection that appears in the very changing room that he once used! There is a cafe on site, and a gift shop selling official Wimbledon merchandise.
Address: Church Road, Wimbledon
Telephone: (020) 8946 6131
Transport: Southfields underground station, then take Bus 493 to the museum entrance
Opening times: Open daily, from 10am to 5pm. Last admission is at 4.30pm.
Admission: £12 (adults), £7 (children). Tours and concessions are available, please check the website for details.