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Wimbledon Tennis Arrival Time Clock

Play starts on Centre Court at 1.30pm and on No.1 Court at 2pm. There is much to do and see beforehand, however, as the Grounds open at 10am.

Show Court Tickets

If you have Debenture Tickets or tickets from the Public Ballot, play starts at 1.30pm on Centre Court and at 2pm on No.1 Court. On Finals Weekend play starts at 2pm on Centre Court.

For tennis fans, however, there are compelling reasons to arrive at the Grounds well before play starts on the main two Show Courts:

The Outside Courts

The day’s action on the Outside Courts starts at 11am, meaning that tennis fans can enjoy two hours of play before relocating to their Show Court seat.

The first week in particular offers a very real chance of seeing some of the top seeded players in action on the Outside Courts.

Read more: Can I see the morning’s play before Wimbledon main court play starts?

Gran a bite to eat

In addition to a range of fine dining opportunities, there is much more to taste and experience at the Championships. The Tournament hosts some of the best food stalls and pop-up restaurants that London has to offer.

Head over to Henman Hill and grab some strawberries and cream for a true Wimbledon experience. If you’re feeling really peckish, try the Walled Garden Food Market. Alternatively try the Wimbledon Food Village for a classic British portion of fish and chips.

Wimbledon is also never in short supply of tea and coffee stalls, which you’ll find all around the Grounds. These stalls also serve plenty of snacks and other refreshments to keep you going throughout the day.

Debenture bars, restaurants and lounges

Wimbledon Debenture Tickets grants access to a variety of exclusive Debenture restaurants, bars and lounges, serving up some of the best cuisine the AELTC has to offer.

These restaurants include the Champions' Room, the Renshaw Restaurant and the Courtside Restaurant.

Arriving early gives you the opportunity to soak up the pre-match atmosphere over a coffee, or to enjoy a sumptuous lunch before play begins.

Read more: Wimbledon Debenture holder bars, lounges and restaurants

Joining the Wimbledon Queue

If you are planning to try you luck in the famous Wimbledon Queue, when to arrive is a completely different question.

With only 1,500 tickets typically allocated to the Queue for Centre No.1 Court and No.2 Court (in total), competition for tickets is fierce. Joining the Queue as early as possible is the only way to maximise your chances of getting a ticket.

It is generally advised that, to be in with a chance of getting a ticket to Centre Court or No.1 Court, you will need to join the queue before midday on the the day before the day you wish to attend.

Read more: The Complete Wimbledon Ticket Queue & Camping Guide

Secure your place at the 2024 Championships now

We currently have Wimbledon Debenture Tickets available to buy for Centre Court and No.1 Court, for every day of the 2024 Championships.

To get the ball rolling:

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We had a great time on Saturday

"Just wanted to let you know that we had a great time on Saturday and that it all went smoothly. I didn't realise it was better than making a booking in a restaurant, but even then we were very lucky to get a beautiful table for 6 at the Wingfield restaurant. It was the only one available! Thanks for helping me organise this nice day with the family and let's stay in touch for future years."

Gabriel Buteler

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