As the warmer weather approaches, that can only mean one thing. Wimbledon’s 130th Championships are due to start on the 27th June until the 10th July. Founded in 1877, The Championships are one of the four Grand Slam events, as well as being the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world.
We’re backing Glasgow born Andy Murray this year, who is currently ranked as Men’s Singles world number 2. Not only is he a two-time Grand Slam winner, he is also an Olympic champion. The 29 year old tennis player has won 574 matches throughout his career since turning pro in 2005. In 2013 Murray won Wimbledon’s Championships, becoming the first British man to win since Fred Perry’s victory in 1936.
Fred Perry launched his white slim fitting tennis shirts made from a knitted pique cotton at Wimbledon in 1952. They were an immediate success, as although still abiding by the traditional dress code the design was a change from previous baggy styles, and it soon became iconic. The brand were once a clothing sponsor of Andy Murray, who we’re hopeful for winning the Championships this year to reinstate his title as Men’s Singles world number 1.
Where to Watch
If you didn’t manage to get your hands on tickets for The Championships, fear not as there are many places offering a place for you to watch the matches whilst washing down your strawberries and cream with a glass of Pimms.
With a large alfresco area showing the games on a big screen, The Refinery at Bankside will provide you with all your tennis watching needs. Enjoy the pop up Barcardi bar and Wimbledon themed desserts whilst relaxing on the terrace in a comfy deckchair.
Watch the games at Granary Square with the return of ‘Strawberries and Screen’. Boasting the biggest and best quality screen in London, it is the ideal place to watch the tennis. The outdoor event is free to attend, with refreshments on offer.
Situated in the heart of Central London, Nordic Bar is a great place to hang out with friends. Make sure you take advantage of their 2-4-1 Pimms specials throughout the tournament.
What to Wear
Ralph Lauren are the official outfitter of the Championships. As you prepare for the upcoming matches, take a look at their distinctive new range celebrating their long standing partnership with Wimbledon.
Keep cool in this Navy Ralph Lauren Wimbledon logo cap.
Stand out on the court in this empire purple Wimbledon logo printed Ralph Lauren polo shirt, featuring a green brand logo on the left chest, and the Wimbledon emblem on the right sleeve.
Stay casual in this navy long sleeved Ralph Lauren ‘SW19’ t-shirt.
Polo Ralph Lauren Navy Wimbledon Logo Cap
Polo Ralph Lauren Navy Wimbledon SW19 T-Shirt
Polo Ralph Lauren Navy Wimbledon Logo Polo Shirt
Polo Ralph Lauren White Wimbledon Logo Polo Shirt
Polo Ralph Lauren Royal Blue Wimbledon Logo Polo Shirt
Polo Ralph Lauren White Wimbledon Logo Cap