2012 London Olympics Wimbledon Venue

2012 London Olympics Wimbledon Key Facts

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  • Capacity: 30,000
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Wimbledon has always been home of the England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. It is located in south west London, close to Richmond Park and the World Heritage Site of Kew Gardens. This venue still exists and is a permanent venue for Tennis. Wimbledon will be used for the Tennis competition of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

About Wimbledon

The main sport that is played at Wimbledon is Tennis. The one and only home of the All England lawn Tennis and Croquet Club has been Wimbledon. It has been a famous setting for lawn tennis since 1877.  Since this venue has been preserved for a long time now, it is the only massive tennis grass court venue in the whole world.

Wimbledon- at the time of the Games

In about three weeks after the annual grand slam tournament end, the London 2012 Olympic Games Tennis competition will begin.

Wimbledon- after the Games

Since Wimbledon is the only massive tennis court, it will continue to host many championships like The Championships grand slam Tennis tournament every summer.

Wimbledon- Accessibility

Southfields and Wimbledon stations have convenient staff assistance available. There are shuttles that ply from both stations to the venue but they are more frequent from Wimbledon.
The venue also has local bus services. The buses in London are well equipped with visual and audio information with low floors. Every bus also has one wheelchair space.

People have to opt for a pre-booked parking which will be near the venue for special spectators like disabled people who are members of an equivalent national scheme or UK Blue Badge holders. If you want to go ahead and book the Blue Badge parking, you will be able to do so after getting a confirmation of allocated tickets and then other details will be given. There are various ways of getting to Wimbledon:-

London Underground- The venue has two London Underground stations close to it. Southfields and Wimbledon at the District line.
DLR- It’s not an advisable option for the venue
Bus- London has a massive bus network with stops and routes in the area. For further information, log in to the Transport for London website.
 Walking- You can take the Capital Ring at section 6 as this goes to Wimbledon Park to Richmond Bridge. This route has many other walking routes as well.
National rail- The station has direct services from the south coast and Exeter, London Waterloo with well connected networks from the National Rail network. The National Rail service from London Waterloo to Wimbledon takes approximately 10 minutes.
Private hire vehicles and taxis- Private hire vehicles and taxis are there at drop-off point which is very close to the venue.
Cycling- Secure, free and managed cycle parking is provided close to the venue.