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Wimbledon Championships Rules

Wimbledon is one of few major sporting events that allows you to bring your own food and alcohol. There are, however , a number of items that the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) will not allow attendees to bring into the Grounds:

Bags and picnic boxes

Visitors to Wimbledon can bring 1 x bag per person which must not exceed 40cm x 30cm x 30cm.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, bags are usually searched on entering the Grounds.

Picnics and packed lunches should be packed on a soft sided bag as hard-sided containers, cool-boxes and picnic hampers are not allowed.

Liquids can be taken onto the grounds but must be in a transparent container. You may be asked 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 picnic chairs are also not permitted.

How much alcohol can I bring to Wimbledon?

Wimbledon has numerous excellent bars and refreshment stands. There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy an ice-cold jug of Pimm's or glass of Champagne, to complement your strawberries and cream down.

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.

See also: Food & drink options at the Wimbledon Championships

Other prohibited items at Wimbledon

The AELTC will refuse access to anyone attempting to bring in:

  • anything that could be used as a weapon or threaten the safety of others, or
  • 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 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 any 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.

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