Where to watch Wimbledon

England may be out of the World Cup but we still have Wimbledon! Last year’s champion – homegrown talent, Andy Murray – got off to a great start yesterday with a convincing win over David Goffin. A debenture box inside the historic Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club is the ideal place to watch the Scottish ace sweat it out. But if you don’t fancy schlepping to SW19, here are five  spots where you can watch all the matches with strawberries and cream in one hand and a glass of Pimms in the other. Forget last week’s British sporting misfortunes: it’s shaping up to be another great Wimbledon… 

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  • 1. BARTS
  • Situated on Sloane Avenue, this decadent drinking den - the brainchild of Duncan Stirling and Charlie Gilkes, the dynamic duo behind Bunga Bunga and Maggie’s -has created a sporting summer-heaven in their garden, for the duration of this year’s tennis tournament. That’s right: if you missed out on debenture tickets this year, then fear not: until July 6 Barts will be screening the games live in their garden daily, from 6pm. Guests get to sit close to the action (all seats are guaranteed to no further than 3m from the screen) and there’s a designated waitress on hand to provide as much Pimms as possible. Then, for those that plan to make a real, ahem, racquet about the final on Sunday 6, Barts will be opening six hours earlier than usual, at 12 midday.
  • Chelsea Cloisters, 87 Sloane Ave, SW3
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  • 2. Bluebird
  • Bluebird’s giant outdoor screen will be showing all the action during the Wimbledon fortnight live on the Courtyard. Watch the tennis in the heart of Chelsea while enjoying a glass of Moet & Chandon Champagne, jugs of Pimms and Bluebird’s delicious all day Cafe menu including the BBQ. The fortnight will reach match point on Sunday 6th July for the Men’s Finals where you can book tables on the Courtyard and enjoy a special 3 course menu created by Cafe Head Chef, Robert Izdebski.
  • 350 King's Road, SW3
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  • 3. Cambio de Tercio
  • Want to break bread with the recent French Open champion and world number one, Rafael Nadal? Of course you do! Time then to check out Cambio de Tercio. When he’s playing at SW19, the Spanish ace likes to make repeat visits to this high end Spanish restaurant that’s located at 163 Old Brompton Road. “Always we go to 163 Old Brompton Road,” Rafa revealed to Simon Mills in last week’s ES Magazine.
Owner Abel Lusa opened Cambio de Tercio with David Rivero back in 1995. Fast forward two decades and Cambio de Tercio has earned a reputation for being London’s best Spanish restaurant thanks to spectacular signature tapas dishes such as Ceviche of scallops, lost fino sherry, peas sprouts and parsnip salad. But if you want to eat like Rafa, order the Octopus and Wild turbot plates.
  • 163 Old Brompton Road, SW5
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  • 4. Coq d’ Argent
  • Located in the heart of the city, Coq d’Argent – accessed via a private life – has shown its staying power. Arrive at this rooftop restaurant and you’ll soon see why: it’s an attractive space owing to its circular bar and gorgeous terrace. Speaking of which you can catch all the key matches on the Moet sponsored big screens at Coq d’ Argent’s upper terrace, with breathtaking views of the City to distract you during those nail-biting moments. Should Andy do the double, celebrate in style with themed cocktails, Moet Champagne and delicious strawberry desserts!
  • No.1 Poultry, EC2
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  • 5. One New Change
  • Want to watch Wimbledon without leaving the city? Head to One New Change’s stunning sixth floor roof terrace where you can catch all the action from the world famous tennis championships on a big screen - in style.
Enjoy delicate dishes and drinks from Madison Tapas & Cocktail Bar’s bespoke Great British Summer menu which will be served straight to your deckchair or giant union jack cushion to ensure that you don’t miss a shot. Or if you’ve got the appetite of a tennis player, grab one of their special Great British Summer hampers. 
From 3-6 July, One New Change will be home to a special Tequila Rose sampling bar. Taste the strawberry cream liqueur and tequila that pays homage to the 112,000 punnets of strawberries and 7,000 litres of cream consumed at Wimbledon each year!  And when the sun shines, expert staff at Dermalogica’s SPF pop up station will be giving out complimentary care packs and skin consultations.
  • 1 New Change, EC4