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By Traveller July 5, 2018
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Wimbledon

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By Pavol Traveller July 5, 2018

Hi guys, I am sorry for too many questions but I have never ever had a chance to be part of Wimbledon. Is there any chance to get there during the following weekend? I do not need to see matches on main courts all I want is to get there and feel the atmosphere. Does anyone know how much is it for the ticket?

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Oh, on emore thing, if you are queueing it is CASH only.
What happens is when you turn up you get a queue card with a number on, that is your place in the queue, this allows you to go and get something to eat, go to the toilet etc... . there are plenty of burger vans, and peopel selling you newspapers etc... on the quue.
At about 6am, the overnight campers pack away their tents, At about 7am, the Stewards come out with wrist bands. they have , as said about 1500 of them, 500 each for Centre , No.1 and No.2 court. They will start at the beginning of the queue , and hand them out in order, . If you are in the first 1500 in the queue, , you will get a wrist band for one of the show courts, and once you get to the ticket booth, the wrist band then gives you the right to buy the show court ticket.

Just to repeat , tickets on the day are CASH only.
Yes, try Ticketmaster, I try every day , and there never seems to be anything.

Grant
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Local July 5, 2018
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Hello Grant, thank you very much for the reply I can not imagine anyone could explain to me the whole process better. Just one question cause I am not sure about it - I am not interested in show tickets (I do not need to see matches on Center and the rest of the important courts). I am interested in a ticket for 25 GPB. Do I also have to wait in queue?
Ok, unless significant rain, there is no play on the middle Sunday.
You are able to get tickets by turning up at the famous queue . they release about 1500 show court tickets per day to the queue ers, and let in (I'm not sure, I think may be about 8000) in total. However, to get the show courts you will normally have to show up and queue/camp overnight. Even turning up later than 8am , and you may have difficulty getting in at all. Unbeleiveably, there will be people who are in a second queue for the NEXT day even that early. There is a 2nd wave very late afternoon/early evening as they let people in to replace early leavers. If you are queueing it is always best first week, raher than second week as , of course as the tournament goes on, there are less matches on the outside court. Prices vary per day, but for this Saturday are ; £102 for Centre Court, £78 for No.1 court, £64 for No.2 and No.3 court (all these are show courts) and your most likely bet, unless you do queue overnight is a ground pass at £25. This allows you to go to all other courts other than the show courts, albeit there is a scramble to get to these once you are in, and once you leave your seat , someone will replace you. A show court seat is YOURs for the day. Good luck. i'll be queueing tomorrow. Grant
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Local July 5, 2018
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ive never been either. this article may be very useful = https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/united-kingdom/england/london/articles/wimbledon-guide-how-to-get-tickets-where-to-stay-what-to-wear/. it seems that there are ways to see matches if you don't mind the queues and waits or can jump onto ticketmaster early and hope to get one of the daily tickets. but i also think just being around there could be fun. i was in the neighbourhood one year by chance and the atmosphere was fun. lots of well dressed people eating strawberries and cream in the local pubs, and a general feeling of festival! hopefully someone has some personal experience and can tell you more, but i do think the article is very helpful. good luck!
Local July 5, 2018
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