The best hotels near the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in 2024

Wimbledon July 2023 - one of the best hotels near Wimbledon tennis
A men's singles match at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club Wimbledon Championship 2023 - Simon Bruty/Simon M Bruty

Heading to London for Wimbledon? Thanks to the unique buzz that surrounds the oldest tennis tournament in the world, June/July is always a fantastic time to visit the wider South West corner of the capital and its leafy surrounding areas.

At the desirable heart of the action and with an eclectic mix of rustic pubs, chic restaurants and upscale boutiques is Wimbledon Village itself, but nearby Richmond, South Kensington, Kingston and Notting Hill are all similarly sought-after London enclaves offering a metropolitan village-y feel with charms that extend beyond tennis.

And you may find that hotels slightly further afield make reaching the courts quicker and easier, not to mention slightly cheaper with more availability. Here’s our guide to the best hotels near the Wimbledon tennis – from an 18th-century pub to a fashionable Notting Hill bolthole – along with public transport routes from the hotels to the grounds.

How we review

Every hotel in this curated list has been visited by one of our expert reviewers, who are usually hosted on a complimentary basis. They stay for a minimum of one night, test at least one meal and trial other experiences that the hotel might have to offer.

It may not be possible to know where the Wimbledon players are staying, but this posh hotel would certainly be a good guess. Situated on the south side of Wimbledon Common, Hotel du Vin & Bistro Cannizaro House is a 20-minute walk to Wimbledon’s All England Lawn Tennis Club. Already 200 years old when it was rebuilt in 1900, Cannizaro House now incorporates a new wing and glass extension. The Lounge bar is a symphony in Wedgwood blue and white with a working fireplace, comfy linen and leather seating. Décor in the 48 rooms is discreet with three styles of feature walls, comfy beds with good reading lights and some lovely leafy views. The hotels offers packages every year to help you start and end your day of tennis in comfort and style, serving up Champagne and canapés or goody bags with official programmes, water, seat cushions and umbrellas. Get to the tennis on foot in 18 minutes.

The focus on hotels near Wimbledon tennis is often zoned in on the town istelf or Central London, but Kingston is a brilliant bet too. Situated in four acres of tranquil private landscaped gardens on a private road in the exclusive Coombe Estate, this bolthole is a real gem with excellent transport links to Wimbledon Tennis Club, just four miles away. The 46 bedrooms are divided into three categories to meet different budgets: Standard, Deluxe and Feature. All offer traditional interior design but the Feature rooms take the crown for their Victorian setting with period fireplaces and roll-top baths that make a guest feel they are in a modern-day version of Downton Abbey. The best, most fuss-free way to reach the club is by taxi as it's just a 10 minute ride away.

The Dog & Fox faces Church Road and is five minutes from the All England Lawn Tennis Club. Converted by Young’s into a contemporary bar and dining hall with rooms, there’s nods to hunting in the décor, with jokey animal pictures, fur throws and horsey wallpaper. Public spaces are cleverly divided and there’s a buzzy atmosphere with two ‘gardens’ or outdoor terraces. In fact the Coach House Terrace is the place to see and be seen around the Championship with tennis fans packing it out every day, it's got a fantastic atmosphere. Hearty, seasonal British food is available in The Library or dine in the bar, or by the busy open kitchen. Get to the tennis on foot in just 16 minutes.

Despite being in the middle of a busy urban hub (the hotel is located in Kingston upon Thames, down a busy carriageway which serves central London), it’s pleasingly quiet here, with wall-to-ceiling windows that are thick enough to keep the noise at bay. Spotless rooms are crisp, smart and modern, decorated in hues of greys, blues and browns offset with industrial-style furnishings. Hawkers Bar & Brasserie is a brassy Art Deco-inspired space with an open-plan kitchen and some killer pre-match cocktails. Storm in a Teacup with homemade Earl Grey tea syrup is definitely worth a try. Overall, the hotel is modern, stylish and very relaxing – just the ticket for those visiting sporting events such as Wimbledon. It's a two minute walk to Kingston station where a direct train to Wimbledon station takes 12 minutes. It's then a 20 minute walk on foot to the club.

Directly beside South Kensington Tube station, the hotel’s style is fresh, welcoming and carefully considered. The interior defies Kensington stereotypes by being fun and exuberant rather than formal and old-fashioned. Aside from the entry-level doubles, rooms are beautifully finished with thoughtful touches. Request a top-floor room or one towards the back if tube rumbles are likely to disturb you. Mediterranean restaurant Apero draws its decor inspiration from Soho eateries with exposed bricks, banquettes and filament bulbs. Its menu, however, is excellent value, unpretentious, delicious and worth a visit in its own right. Board a District line or Piccadilly line train to Earl's Court Underground, then change for District line to Southfields Underground Station, followed by a bus (493) to Wimbledon Tennis Club & Museum, ending in a one-minute walk (total journey time is 32 minutes).

Overlooking a quiet garden square – right in the heart of the well-heeled Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea – this hotel is a convenient two-minute walk from Earl’s Court Underground station, served by the District and Piccadilly Lines. Spread over six floors, the 100 slick modern rooms have been decked out in gorgeous baroque furniture, sumptuous rugs and cushions in bold colours while modern art prints adorn the walls. There’s just one restaurant, Theo’s Simple Italian, but it’s a great one. As the name suggests, it’s an informal Italian all-day restaurant and deli from the ex-River Café head turned celebrity chef, it's popular so make sure to book ahead in a busy season like this. Board a District line or Piccadilly line train to Earl's Court Underground, then change for District line to Southfields Underground Station, followed by a bus (493) to Wimbledon Tennis Club & Museum (journey time should be around 32 minutes).

The hotel has views of millions of pounds’ worth of stucco facades in one direction and in the other an attractive Mary Poppins chimneyscape just a minute walk from Notting Hill Gate tube station. Inside, prepare to name check: a cool, restrained grey-and-white palette sets off lighting by Simon Day; art by Londoners — from Barbara Hulanicki of BIBA fame to artist-novelist Harland Miller; antiques by Jerome Dodd on the Golborne Road; super-chic flowers by Scarlet and Violet; and witty scribbled signage by Tracy’s husband, Laurence Dunmore, film director and graphic designer of Enya’s Watermark album. Take a District line train to Southfields Underground Station, then change for bus (493) to Wimbledon Tennis Club & Museum, ending in a one-minute walk (total journey time is 33 minutes).

Bingham Riverhouse, downstream westward from central London, is positioned right on the banks of the River Thames between Richmond and Petersham with a glorious garden that looks onto the river. During the tennis the garden is transformed into a pretty screening area; the 'Wimbledon Championship Lounge', so when you're not actually at the game, you can view it with a Pimms in hand from this quiet spot. When you're done with tennis, head inside to an airy space with wooden parquet floors and dusty-pink walls trimmed with white cornicing and hung with colourful modern art, it's a delightful space to retreat to. The simplest (and cheapest) way to reach the club is by 493 bus, catch it from Eton street in Richmond and your journey should take 43 minutes (buses leave every 20 mins and cost £2 for a single journey).

The hotel is located across the street from the Petersham Meadows, a pretty strip of nature in rural Richmond. You’ll see the Thames just across the meadow from your window, along with the lush greenery of Marble Hill Park. To get the best meadow or river views, book a Superior category or upwards. These rooms also have the benefit of double sinks in the bathrooms, tub-and-shower combos and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. Much of the hotel’s appeal is tied to its idyllic surroundings, so there’s little in the way of facilities, other than the restaurant and a lounge, but after a day at the tennis it's a perfect hideaway. The simplest way to reach the club is by 493 bus, catch it from Eton street in Richmond and your journey should take 43 minutes (buses leave every 20 mins and cost £2 for a single journey).

Frequently asked questions

How do I get to the Wimbledon tennis championships from Central London?

Take London Underground to Southfields or Wimbledon (both on the District Line), or National Rail from Waterloo to Wimbledon. From Southfields you can walk to the All England Club. From Wimbledon station you can take a shuttle bus.

Which hotel do the Wimbledon tennis players stay in?

The standard accommodation for players competing at the Championships Wimbledon is a house or apartment in south-west London, rented by the player and their team for the duration of the tournament.

Are there any five-star hotels near Wimbledon tennis?

In central London, The Ritz, The Goring, The Connaught, The Savoy, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, The Egerton House Hotel, and The Milestone Hotel & Residences are all 45 minutes to one hour from Wimbledon by car. Beaverbrook in Surrey is 40 minutes by car.

Contributions by Sophie Campbell, Kaye Holland, Simon Horsford, Charlotte Johnstone, Carol King, Penny Walker, Venus Wong