Wimbledon, Strawberries & Cream
The end of June signifies the start of the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament; a highlight in the British sporting calendar and an ideal opportunity to eat fresh strawberries and cream!
Wimbledon is one of the world’s most prestigious and longest running tennis tournaments, with strong ties to the Royal family and enormous popularity amongst the rich and famous. The first game was held back in 1877 with certain traditions remaining in today’s game including players wearing white and serving on a grass court.
Easily accessible by public transportation, Wimbledon Tennis Tournament attracts crowds of around 500,000 spectators each year. It completes the annual Grand Slam, which comprises four tennis tournaments held in locations around the world.
Due to its popularity and fast ticket sales, Wimbledon has become renowned for its festival-like queuing, with people camping overnight to have the opportunity to buy tickets on the day.
Whether you have a seat on centre court, standing in the Wimbledon queue, or watching from the comfort of your home, this is a sporting event that shouldn’t be missed!
Sherlock Holmes Exhibition until April 2015
Sherlock Holmes is renowned as one of the most famous fictional detectives in the UK and the world, with numerous films and television series to his name.
Fans flock to Baker Street in London, where the famous front door to Sherlock's home is situated, and it remains a tourist hotspot. For over 60 years there hasn't been an exhibit for such an iconic fictional character, until now. The Museum of London has created a fantastic exhibit that will run from now until April 2015, so if you're visiting London it is definitely one to check out.
The exhibit gives you the opportunity to delve into the mind of creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; finding out where the inspiration for the character came from. The exhibition is full of fascinating features, including original editions of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novels and authentic Victorian artifacts. You will also learn of London's Victorian history, whilst getting the opportunity to walk the streets of London as a Victorian.
This exhibition is a great day out, and genuinely one for all the family, not to mention fans of Sherlock Holmes and those simply wanting to learn more about Victorian London. Make the journey down to The Museum of London and catch the event before it closes. You never know, you might have to wait another 60 years for the next one!
The Museum of London is open 7 days a week from 10am till 6pm.