Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, London

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Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum is the largest tennis museum in the world, hosting exhibits and artifacts dating from 1555 to today. Trace the game’s evolution from a garden party pastime to a multimillion-dollar professional sport played all over the world. Admire treasures from the first Championship in 1877 to the most recent, including equipment, clothing, trophies, and mementos belonging to the greatest players to set foot on Centre Court. Meet the "ghost" of the legend John McEnroe (created with the latest in projection and filming technology) in the very changing room he once used. Listen to him reminisce about the dressing room, his legendary opponents, and how he would prepare himself for matches. Take in the atmosphere of Centre Court from the viewing platform CentreCourt360, and take a guided tour behind the scenes of the All England Lawn Tennis Club. Audio guides are also available. If driving to the museum, allow yourself plenty of time to get there in London’s notorious traffic. Work out when and for how long to visit Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and other London attractions using our handy London trip planning app .
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  • This is a definite must for any Tennis fan young or old. Our guide Eric was very informative & quite witty as was the museum guide Karen. Really enjoyed it & learnt quite a bit. Also was good to see b...  more »
  • Tip: Pay for the tour of the entire facility. The weather was extremely cold, windy and snowing when we visited, but the tour guide was extremely gracious and did his best to minimize our discomfort. ...  more »
  • I had this part of our London pass. its really nice tour and you will feel connected with the Wimbledon championships like no other way.  more »
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  • My husband and I did the guided tour while we were in London and it was great to look behind the scenes! The museum is super interesting in itself but the guided tour was definitely the highlight. Who knows if we’ll ever actually make it to a match but at least we’ve seen the courts! It’s easy to get there, just make sure you bring enough time. Between the tour, museum, and shop we spent a few hours there. The staff (including our tour guides) was super helpful and friendly! If you’re planning on doing the tour, keep in mind that it’s not available year round and you might want to pre-book online, since it’s not in central London.
  • Great tour and museum! Tour : More than 1.5 hour tour showing all the behind the scenes and all you need to know about the history of lawn tennis The tour guide was so knowledgeable and had a lot of fun facts Museum : U get to see how racquets evolved over time, types of tournaments with displays, and most interesting to me was the signed clothes by the players who won the tournaments . You can also find a lovely gift shop after the tour In general, if your a tennis fan then it’s a must destination for you .
  • Very well done exhibtion. It takes you throughhistory of tenis and Wimbledon tournament as well. It will show you show you some important/dramatic moments in history of tenis. There is also short film and room dedicated to bbc and its technologies.
  • A fabulous day out for any tennis enthusiast. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, helpful and had a great sense of humour. All in all, a memorable New Year's Eve for me!
  • The holy place for all tennis players and fans! You can discover the history of tennis and all the legends who played here!
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