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Area (sq km): 130,410
Population: 60,776,238
Nationality: English
Local Name: England
Language: English,
Time Zone: GMT
Currency: 1 pound = 100 pence
Rate: www.xe.com
Capital: London
Dialling Code: +44
Electricity: 240V/50Hz
Internet Code: .uk
Religion: Anglican,
Roman Catholic,
Climate: Maritime
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
GDP: $1.93 trillion
Unemployment: 2.9%
Inoculations: None
Driving: Left
Int'l License: Not Required
Banking: M-F 9.00-17.30
Major Airports: Birmingham(BHX),

Wimbledon from London short stay apartment

Wimbledon is host to the oldest tennis event which dates back to 1877. It is the third match up in the Grand Slam series and is considered by far the most prestigious. Stay in a London short stay apartment and cheer your favourites on at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships where you can watch the matches knowing that rich history and tradition is laid out before you.

Wimbledon Centre Court
Wimbledon Centre Court

The Championships

Make your way to London in late June and book a London short stay apartment to partake in this truly special event. Wimbledon is legendary on the world championship tennis circuit. Competitors are not solely from England, as many as 60 countries are represented for this important world sporting event.

London apartment & All England Club

Wimbledon is located near many a London apartment at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on Church Road. It is third on the Grand Slam Circuit along with the Australian Open (Laver Arena), French Open (Roland Garros) and the US Open (Flushing Meadows).

Though England is the host of Wimbledon and home to its first winner, Spencer Gore, it remains a source of cheeky humour that an English man has not won since 1936 and the last English woman to win was in 1977.

Wimbledon Centre Court

When you book English country cottages you will find that the English are perfect hosts and like to keep tradition alive. The weather is usually wet but strawberries and cream are still served and barely water is on hand to quench your thirst.

There are 19 lawn courts maintained to the highest standards. The main courts are the Centre Court and No 1 Court which are used only for the Wimbledon championships. The singles begin with 128 players competing for the title that has in the past gone to legends like Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova, who won a record 9 times.

Wimbledon dates

The tournament begins six weeks before the 1st Monday in August. This usually falls between 20-26 of June, but always begins on a Monday. The Wimbledon Championships normally lasts for two weeks, but in the past bad weather has delayed tennis being played and extended the tournament into a third week. Book your London short stay apartment with VillasPeople.com today and get ready to see history being made.

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