A visit to Wimbledon is a must for anyone who loves tennis. For those of us who generally confine our tennis to the Grand Slam events, Wimbledon is still an iconic location.
We walked from the nearest tube station stop (then walked back the other direction) and also enjoyed seeing the area, the local shops etc. The walk is about 20 minutes but worth it.
Our visit included a guided tour, a visit to the museum and lunch ... and, of course, strawberries and cream. There is also a comprehensive gift shop with a nice range of souvenirs for both tennis and non-tennis gifts.
First the tour -- tours leave regularly and take about an hour. They include several stops along the way, with sitting stops while you hear a bit about the history of the ground, the championships, the membership rules, etc. Included are an opportunity to climb the hill (called either "Henman Hill" or "Murray's Mound" depending on your preference) and of course a stop at the centre court. Also included is a visit to the press area and a photo opportunity in the area where they do the post-game interviews. Our guide was friendly, informative and moved at just the right pace for his varied group of about 20.
The museum -- The Wimbledon museum is certainly worth another hour at least. The displays are bright, informative and interesting. Trophies, tennis equipment through the eras, clothing and information about how tennis "gear" has changed over time, art works, and a "Pepper's Ghost" featuring John McEnroe and more interesting than this may sound. There are art works, and plenty of interactive exhibits allowing you to select time periods, matches, players and see them in action. And of course the two main trophies are beautifully displayed. They also have special temporary exhibitions. It is very easy to find something of interest.
The cafeteria -- we had a light lunch while we were there although there is also a selection of more substantial hot food. And of course we couldn't leave without some strawberries and cream. Well worth making a day or half day of a trip to Wimbledon. Great for adults and older kids. Check in advance to book your tour times. Easy to do on their website.