Above: Centre Court at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club in London

Touring Wimbledon — and Getting Those Coveted Tickets

Of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, Wimbledon tops my must-see list. Since I have yet to coordinate a visit to London with tickets to a match, I decided it was time to at least pay a visit to the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, the official name of the private club where Wimbledon takes place each summer.

Wimbledon is a wealthy London suburb, just 20 minutes by commuter train from the central Waterloo Station. Tickets to a match require some effort to obtain, but not so tickets to a guided tour of the facility. We booked one of the 90-minute tours offered six times daily (except during the tournament itself).

BBC Sport's studio for the Wimbledon tennis tournament in London - Photo by Hideaway Report editor

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