Visit Wimbledon for our award-winning behind-the-scenes tours of the Grounds of this world-famous site led by a Blue Badge Guide, you’ll learn about how Wimbledon’s distinctive grass is cared for and how the site is improved and developed each year. You’ll see facilities provided for the press, broadcasters and of course, the world’s best tennis players. Find out what goes on behind the scenes in the Broadcast Centre to get Wimbledon to your TV, tablet or smartphone, visit areas reserved for the players and the media, including the main press interview room. Experience uninterrupted views from the members’ balcony over the historic grounds and grass courts towards the iconic spire of St. Mary’s Church and finally finish your visit in the world-famous Centre Court. At the end of the tour, head inside the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum to browse its extensive collection of tennis memorabilia and interactive displays at your leisure.
Meet your guide at the prestigious All England Club in Wimbledon, and then set off on your behind-the-scenes tour of the iconic tennis venue to learn about the home of The Championships and see facilities used during London 2012.Pose for photos in the press interview room and visit Millennium Building to see the private players’ facilities.Your tour finishes outside Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, so head inside with your entrance ticket and explore the exhibition space independently. Showcasing the history of tennis at Wimbledon, the museum also celebrates the traditions, triumphs and emotions of the game through collections of artifacts, film footage and interactive displays. An unsurpassed collection of tennis memorabilia dating back to 1555 is spread around the museum, offering a insight into the early days of tennis. Pass through the Championships Trophies room to see the spoils of past victories, and visit John McEnroe’s former changing room for an interactive experience with a hologram of the famous US tennis player. Rest your legs by taking a break in the 3D cinema and watch The Walk of Champions, a short film about the people who work at Wimbledon and the behind-the-scenes preparation that goes into hosting the Championships. See footage of the 2013 British Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray, and hear about the excitement that surrounds the finals. After watching the film, continue through the gallery and stroll around CentreCourt360 for panoramic views of the Centre Court. How long you spend inside the museum is up to you, but many visitors find an hour to be sufficient. If you are hungry or simply want a break from exploring the exhibits, visit the on-site cafe. Food and drinks are at your own expense.