If You Go …
James Blake was born in New York, raised in Connecticut, and educated at Harvard, and he is a loyal Davis Cup player for the U.S. team. But Blake, currently ranked the world’s 16th-best player, is half British by birth (on his mom’s side) and is an unapologetic Anglophile who counts Wimbledon among his favorite tournaments. He’s shared with us some of his favorite spots in and around London.
Dog & Fox
The closest pub to the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, this sprawling joint has dozens of beers and ales on tap and is often the first port of call for players eliminated from the Wimbledon draw.
24 High Street
Yes, it’s touristy. But this, the biggest Ferris wheel in Europe, rising proudly from the bank of the Thames, offers the best views of the city. And it’s just really cool.
The London Eye is located at the western end of the Jubilee Gardens, between Westminster Bridge and Hungerford Bridge.
Placed prominently alongside the main rotary in the Wimbledon Village, this family-run Indian restaurant is the best place to spot players and former champions.
72 High Street
Stop here for reliable Italian food when you need some pre-match carbohydrates. There are multiple locations around the UK.
It’s one of those museums where the physical space is as cool and as breathtaking as the collection within. Plus, it’s usually free.
London, SE1 9TG