So here it comes again, the time of year when the whole world turns its attention to Wimbledon and waits to find out who will win the greatest tournament of them all. If you are one of the lucky people that have decided to brave the uncertain British weather in order to discover who will take the crown this year, then here is the perfect list of things that you definitely don’t want to forget to bring (and a few you will want to leave behind).
DO make sure you bring a brolly and sun cream.
British weather definitely is the most unexpected. Be prepared to potentially experience all 4 seasons in the same day, even in the summer! And if you are lucky enough enjoy a lovely hot day, your brolly will be able to protect you from the heat as well as your sun cream.
DON’T bring selfie sticks.
As Wimbledon never want to be behind the time, selfie sticks have been banned. So leave yours at home or unfortunately you won’t be coming back home with the same one you went with.
DO bring munchies.
Plenty of food and drink is available from several places at Wimbledon, but will probably cost you an arm and a leg. Make sure you bring plenty of snacks as well as a good supply of water and definitely don’t forget the strawberries and cream!
Wimbledon Dress Code:
- There are no specific rules when it comes to general ticket holders, however you are advised to come prepared for all weather conditions and make sure you are wearing appropriate footwear.
- In the members area, the dress code is much more defined. Gentlemen are required to wear lounge suits or tailored jackets, shirts, ties and the lot! Ladies are also expected to dress in a similar fashion.
DON’T be a nuisance.
We all know that there is always someone that has a little too much and goes overboard on the Pimms, just make sure that is not you! Don’t take your shirt off, don’t ‘ambush advertise’ merchandise to other people and don’t hackle the players.
DO bring a folding rain poncho.
A waterproof rain poncho will come in handy for sudden downpours – since only Centre Court has a roof. As well as this, having a rain poncho will become super handy while you stretch out on the grass with a Pimms in your hand.
Can you bring kids?
Babies and children under the age of 5 are not allowed into Centre Court, No 1, No 2 or No 3 or Courts 12 and 18. Those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult and have their own ticket.
So there you have it, some of the top do’s and don’ts for attending this illustrious 140th year of Wimbledon. Just don’t forget the number one rule, just have fun.
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