New Balls Please… Wimbledon Hotels in Hot Demand at LateRooms as the End of a Centre Court Era Approaches.
June 01, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsThe first phase of this will see the demolition of the East Stand and removal of the existing roof.
Future work includes increasing the seating capacity, improved catering facilities and installation of a retractable roof which is due to be completed in time for the 2009 championships.
Visitors to the 2006 Championships will see evidence of the ongoing program of improvements - a state-of-the-art museum was officially opened on April 12 by HRH The Duke of Kent, President of the All England Club and Patron of the Museum.
The new museum is set to encourage more families and tennis enthusiasts to Wimbledon. Visitors will be able to experience centre court for themselves in the amazing 200° 3-D cinema and test their powers of speed, stamina and co-ordination in the Reaction Zone.
A ‘walk through’ of the men’s dressing room as it was in the 1980’s, complete with a 3d ‘ghostly’ John McEnroe providing commentary promises to be entertaining. The museum also features exhibits on racket technology and how Wimbledon fashions have altered since the 1880s.
Wimbledon has come a long way since the first Championships in 1877. It has grown from a garden party tournament to a sell-out Grand Slam international tournament which now attracts over 500,000 visitors.
Tickets for Wimbledon are hard to come by and are available through the Public Ballot and The Lawn Tennis Association. However, for those with the patience to queue for one of these sought after tickets, Wimbledon remains one of the very few UK sporting events for which tickets can be bought on the day.
LateRooms, http://www.laterooms.com, the discount hotel specialists, has already seen an increase in demand for hotel accommodation near the Wimbledon tennis championships and are recommending visitors requiring accommodation to book their hotels in Wimbledon as soon as possible.
For families seeking Wimbledon accommodation, LateRooms have a range of apartments that are worth considering which can help reduce accommodation costs. The newly opened base2stay apartments near Wimbledon are less than 3 miles from the centre court. Rooms for up to 3 people are available during the Championships for £135 per night. It is also worth considering staying in the suburbs or Docklands area which has excellent tube links with Wimbledon.
The three star hotel, Jurys Inn Chelsea, still has family rooms available from £69.00 and is less than 4 miles away from Wimbledon.
Novotel London West offers four star hotel accommodation near Wimbledon from £89.00 and children under sixteen can stay for free.
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