Watch Wimbledon canal side this summer at King’s Cross

Posted: Tuesday 12th June 2018

Summer has officially arrived at King’s Cross, and that means just one thing – the big screen showing all the live Wimbledon action is returning! And this year there is a brand new location for the screen – the iconic grass steps by Regents Canal.

For the sixth year in a row, King’s Cross will be best place to catch the Championships other than SW19 itself. So if you can’t get tickets to Centre Court, and don’t want to queue for Murray Mound, enjoy all the drama from first point to last in London’s most vibrant neighbourhood, starting with the Swiss maestro, Roger Federer, opening play on 2 July.

Grab a deckchair and indulge in the spirit of summer by heading to the Summer Love Bar which will be serving up Pimms, Prosecco, cold beers, and soft drinks right next to the screen. There are plenty of scenic picnic spots overlooking the canal so bring your own strawberries and cream, or alternatively our friends at KERB will be on hand with delicious street food every weekday lunchtime.

The free Wimbledon screenings will run from start of play on Monday 2 July until the men’s final on Sunday 15 July. King’s Cross boasts one of the biggest and best quality screens in central London, on which the main BBC coverage will be shown. Screenings will end at around 8pm unless a key match is in progress.

The live Wimbledon screenings at King’s Cross are being shown as a part of the Summer Love Film Festival. As night falls, Everyman Cinema brings you open-air films, which will follow the tennis. The films have been selected in partnership with Gay Times and BFI to celebrate Pride in London and summer love in the city. The Summer Love Film Festival is free to attend, and will run from Wednesday 27 June until Sunday 15 July.