Your Day At Wimbledon


Entry to the Grounds of the All England Lawn Tennis Club requires a valid ticket, authorised voucher or pass issued by or on behalf of The All England Lawn Tennis Club (Championships) Limited (“AELTC”), which must be retained at all times.

Championships tickets may not be bought, sold or distributed without lawful authority.

To exit and re-enter the Grounds a valid ticket and the appropriate wristband are required (available at gates 5 and 13, not before 10.30am).


The AELTC reserves the right to limit items which may be brought into the Grounds and to search bags, vehicles and the person before granting entry.

Prohibited Items:

The following items are prohibited from the Grounds:

Any bag exceeding 16" x 12" x 12" (40cm x 30cm x 30cm);
Hard-sided items of any size;
Any item which may be interpreted as a potential weapon including sharp or pointed objects (e.g. knives, large corkscrews) and ‘personal protection’ sprays;
Large flags (over 2’ x 2’), banners, rattles, klaxons or oversized hats;
Any objects or clothing bearing political statements or commercial identification intended for ‘ambush marketing’.

Visitors in possession of prohibited items may be refused entry or ejected from the Grounds.

Prohibited items may be left in the Left Luggage facilities outside the Grounds or handed to AELTC security staff for disposal.

Left Luggage

There are no Left Luggage facilities inside the Grounds.

Left Luggage facilities are provided at a number of locations outside the Grounds. Overnight equipment, oversize bags, picnic hampers and other prohibited items must be left in one of these facilities.

All bags will be searched before acceptance into the Left Luggage facilities.

A charge of £1 will be made for deposited items, apart from overnight equipment, which will cost £5.

All overnight equipment proceeds are donated towards improving facilities in Wimbledon Park.

Alcohol & Refreshments

Alcohol may be brought into the Grounds but is limited to the equivalent of one bottle of wine or two 500ml cans of beer per person. The consumption of alcohol is permitted only in public bars and other authorised areas. Glass drinking vessels may not be used on the Show Courts; all drinks taken onto the Show Courts must be covered to avoid spillage. Hot and/or strong smelling food may not be taken onto the Show Courts. The AELTC reserves the right to refuse entry to the stands of any court to anyone carrying alcohol and to ask anyone drinking alcohol in the stands to leave.


The use of any annoying or dangerous behaviour, foul or abusive language or obscene gestures, the removal of shirts or any clothing likely to cause offence and the climbing onto any building, wall or other structure/equipment and the use of wheeled footwear is forbidden and may result in ejection from the Grounds.

Photography & Filming

The use of photographic equipment must not inconvenience any other person in the Grounds. Still photographs, film, videotape or other audio-visual material recorded within the Grounds may not be sold or used commercially in any way whatsoever unless authorised by the AELTC and may be confiscated by the AELTC if such sale or commercial use is suspected. AELTC shall own all intellectual property rights in materials taken or recorded in the Grounds.

Spectators are advised that the use of flash photography from the stands is strictly forbidden.

Mobile Telephones, Tablets & Communication Devices

The use of mobile telephones, computers, tablets or other electronic devices, communication devices, audio-visual equipment or radios must not inconvenience any other person in the Grounds; in particular they must be SWITCHED OFF in and around the courts whilst in play. Personal headphones must be used when listening to radios inside the Grounds. Betting is prohibited in the Grounds at all times.

Autograph Island

Interviews and signing sessions with top players take place near the Aorangi Pavilion.

Children & Babies

The AELTC recommends that babes in arms and pushchairs are not brought to The Championships as the Grounds are large and crowded. A ticket is not required for those under five.

Babes in arms and children under five are NOT allowed into Show Courts (Centre, No.1, No.2, No.3, 12 & 18).

A limited number of baby changing facilities are available but there are no facilities for mothers to ‘express’ milk.

For children five years and over a ticket (full price) is required.

Children in this category are allowed into all courts provided that they have their own seat and do not disturb other spectators.

Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Show Courts

The Show Courts at Wimbledon include Centre Court, No.1 Court, No.2 Court, No.3 Court, 12 & 18.

You will require a valid ticket for entry to Centre Court, No.1 Court, No.2 Court, however, you can watch play on all other courts subject to availability.

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