With upsets and drama galore, Wimbledon’s tennis tournament is living up to its billing as the world’s greatest ball-and-racquet event... and Hammersmith & Fulham fans can enjoy the action on the big screen.
In the week-long build-up to the finals, open-air screenings are being shown from 11am each day in the public plaza in front of the new £115million office block at 245 Hammersmith Road – a two-minute stroll from Hammersmith tube.
Deckchairs are provided, so it’s even more comfortable than viewing the matches on Henman Hill. Many fans bring a picnic and drinks to make a day of it. It’s free of charge.
As well as Wimbledon, the big screen showings will also include the Tour de France, Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics from the end of July until early September, and the ICC World Test championship final.
The screenings at the plaza are part of Hammersmith’s ‘staycation’ summer festival of fun – now in its 15th year, and making up for last time after last year’s events were restricted because of Covid.
In Lyric Square (where the big screen used to be sited) there’s a two-day festival to look forward to on 20 and 21 August, starting with a Friday evening barbecue and karaoke event.
Saturday’s fun day, from 11am-4pm, includes beatboxing workshops, puppetry, drama and open-air theatre. Full details are on the Hammersmith BID website.
Also on the summer list are free guided walks around the borough, outdoor classical music concerts and free bicycle maintenance checks.
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