Since 1877 Wimbledon has been drawing crowds to watch the best of the best in the tennis world. Considered the world’s premier tennis championship, Wimbledon is also the only tennis grand slam tournament played on real grass. Whether you win your ticket to Wimbledon in the yearly ballot draw or luck out and get a spot by waiting in the same-day queues, you’ll of course want to stay nearby. Here are 4 Wimbledon luxury hotels close to the action.
Hotel du Vin
Like the Wimbledon tournament itself, the Hotel du Vin dates back to the 19th century. This boutique hotel located within 34 acres of Cannizaro Park has hosted the likes of Oscar Wilde, Lord Tennyson, and even the last Maharajah of Punjab. The hotel has 48 luxurious rooms and suites with an emphasis on comfort and individuality.
The on-site bistro and orangerie invite you to relax and enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner in style. The restaurant specializes in a classic French meets British fusion. If you’re in the mood for drinks rather than a meal the bar, with it’s muted tones and tasteful decor, will delight you with the extensive and carefully curated wine list and cocktail menu.
Dog and Fox
The Dog and Fox is a classic Wimbledon pub dating back over 200 years that sits just five minutes from the All England Lawn Tennis Club. Above this iconic local treasure is a boutique hotel featuring just 17 well-appointed rooms. Each of the rooms has been carefully furnished to reflect the pub’s origins as a carriage inn and Wimbledon’s oldest public house.
The pub and restuarant are decorated with a distinct hunting theme with humorous animal pictures, horse wallpaper, and fur throws. When dining you’ll enjoy classic British fare with a modern twist and seasonal ingredients. Both the restaurant and pub feature a comprehensive collection of draught and craft beers as well as local London spirits.
This is a brilliant B&B. I wish to thank all the staff for their help & assistance during our stay.Top quality service, a beautiful room, and a great location in the heart of Wimbledon Village. I look forward to returning next year.
The Fox & Grapes
Named for one of Aesop’s classic fables, The Fox and Grapes is another jewel of a gastropub that offers just three exclusive luxury rooms above. Each room is fully appointed with personal touches like homemade cookies. Built in 1787 and renovated in 2011, the pub is the only independent public house in Wimbledon. Chef Director Paul Merrett carefully crafts the ever-changing menu of French and Mediterranean influence on British food and produce. It also features a rotating wine list sure to please any wine connoisseur.
In nearby Earl’s Court you’ll find the Hotel Xenia, a modern luxury oasis featuring 99 stylish and well-appointed rooms. As soon as you walk through the doors, you’ll be mesmerized by its bright and bold decor. An interactive television greets you in the lobby and fun, colorful armchairs invite you to sit and stay a while. The Xenia is known for it’s personalized concierge-level service.
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The hotel features two contemporary bars, a private dining room, and Italian restaurant. If you’re not exhausted from a day of tennis-watching, be sure to relax on the rooftop terrace with panoramic views over London’s Kensington and Chelsea districts.
Whether you visit London for the atmosphere or the tennis in Wimbledon, a luxury hotel close to the action is a must. Which of these unique hotels would you choose? For more hotel eye-candy check out The World’s Most Instagrammable Hotels.