What Am I Not Allowed To Take Into The Wimbledon Tournament?

Wimbledon is one of few major sporting events in the UK that allows attendees to bring in their own food and alcohol.

But as with any public event or venue, there are items that you are prohibited from bringing into The Championships.

Bags and picnic boxes at Wimbledon

Visitors can bring one bag per person to Wimbledon. Your bag must not exceed 40cm x 30cm x 30cm in size. This is approximately the size of a small rucksack or allowable cabin bag on most flights.

You will likely be refused entry to the Grounds if you your bag exceeds these measurements. For security purposes your bag will need to be searched before entry to the Grounds.

Hard-sided containers, cool-boxes and picnic hampers are not allowed if you plan to take a packed lunch with you. Liquids can be taken onto the grounds but must be in a transparent container.

Staff may ask you to empty any opaque bottles before you enter the Grounds. Vacuum flasks or dual skin liquid containers that exceed 500ml in volume are not allowed.

Foldable camping chairs are not permitted.

How much alcohol can I bring to Wimbledon?

Wimbledon has several excellent bars and refreshment stands, and there are plenty of opportunities to buy an ice-cold jug of Pimms or glass of Champagne on the day.

Visitors can also bring their own alcohol into the Grounds, subject to the following limitations:

  • 1 bottle of wine or Champagne up to a maximum 750ml in volume per person, or
  • 2 x 500ml cans of beer, or
  • 2 x cans of premixed aperitifs per person.

Bottles of spirits or fortified wines are not allowed.

Hot or pungent foods cannot be taken onto the show courts.

Other prohibited items at Wimbledon

The AELTC can refuse access to Wimbledon attendees attempting to bring in:

  • anything that could be used as a weapon or threaten the safety of others.
  • items that could damage or sabotage the Grounds or Wimbledon property.

Examples of the above might include:

  • sharp or pointed objects such as knives
  • large corkscrews
  • fireworks
  • flares
  • spray paint
  • hazardous materials

Other items prohibited at The Wimbledon Championships include:

  • selfie sticks;
  • wheeled footwear;
  • large electronic equipment;
  • large flags;
  • any clothing that has a political, offensive or commercial statement on it; or
  • any ambush marketing or promotional materials.

The AELTC will dispose of confiscated items.

For more information on entry restrictions to the Wimbledon Championships, check out Green & Purple’s guide detailing the conditions of entry to the Wimbledon Championships.