Who will take the No.1 rank?
Anyone for Pimms?
We’re just days away from finals weekend at Wimbledon and despite the presence of the overworked Centre Court roof, the huge number of tennis fans making their way across London, through Wimbledon village and down to SW19, will be praying for two days soaked in glorious summer sunshine.
Of course the reality is that more often than not a Wimbledon final is played out in conditions akin to a wet weekend in Wolverhampton, but when the sun does have its tennis visor on, there are few better experiences in London than sitting on Henman Hill, sipping Pimms whilst gorging on strawberries & cream.
For those lucky enough to have Centre Court tickets for the Men’s final on Sunday, there promises to be a titanic battle in store. The world no.1 spot is up for grabs this week which promises to add some spice to proceedings.
Prize money this year is equal for both the men and the women. Top men’s player Gilles Simon voiced his concerns at the equality in earnings last week, suggesting that men are the bigger draw and spend more time on court than the women. He may have a point, but that didn’t prevent him getting into hot water with Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams, who vehemently disagreed. Now there are a couple of women you wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of.
It’s certainly a tough call and we wouldn’t want to be umpiring that particular debate. Suffice to say that here at London Chauffeur UK, we’re happy to serve up a highly professional, ultra-relaxing London Chauffeur service for you, and the price will stay exactly the same for both male and female professional tennis players!
If you’re heading to Wimbledon at all over the weekend, in our experience it can be an extremely arduous place to get there. An overline train will get you to Wimbledon Station but it’s a long trek to the tennis grounds from there and the bus service from the station can feel a little bit like being tightly packed into a small tin of sardines! It’s a similar story if you take the tube, although the walk from nearby Southfields to Centre Court is at least a little shorter and should take no more than 30 minutes.
There is no street parking in the Wimbledon area during the tournament and whilst there are car parks close to the grounds, they are very costly and do tend to fill up very quickly. They can also be a bit of a nightmare to get away from at the end of the day.
Of course, the best way to get to Wimbledon this weekend would be to simply give us a call, order one of our London chauffeur driven cars and let us take the strain. We’ll can collect you from any London location and ensure a stylishly comfortable trip to the home of tennis. Your smartly dressed chauffeur will be on hand nice and early and with a choice of complimentary newspapers, magazines and soft drinks for the journey. In fact, you’ll soon start to feel like one of those pampered tennis players yourself.
So best of luck to all the players involved in finals weekend. There’s a massive £1.1M on offer to the winning man and woman. Mind you, the runners up won’t have too much to worry about, with a nice £575,000 coming their way.
And if you’re just going along to enjoy the spectacle, be sure to plan your journey well in advance, and let’s face it, you may as well leave the sun cream at home!