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London Day 2: Wimbledon Tour

In my two previous trips to London, I never got the chance to make it down to Wimbledon. I went down Saturday around lunch time for a meeting and since that ended quickly, I decided to walk down to the All England Lawn Tennis Club, home of the Wimbledon Championship. You can walk through the museum for free, but I decided to ask about a tour. One started a few minutes later so I decided to join along. I’m happy I did. 

The culture, secrecy and beauty of the club reminded me of Augusta National. The AELTC has the same vibe to it (or maybe lack thereof). Everything is pristine and you can tell a lot of care is taken to make everything perfect.

Here are some pictures from my tour.

There's a life-size picture of the previous tournament champions at the start of the tour.

Court 1 from the upper level stands

The catwalk under the stands at Court 1 has pictures of all of the former champions.

Court 18 - Site of the longest match in Wimbledon history, which took almost 3 days.

Court 3, which used to be Court 2, when it was known as the Champions Graveyard

More tournament courts, plus Court 2 in the distance

Media center for post-match interviews

Centre Court

Centre Court

Library inside the museum



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