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Getting to Wimbledon via carParking at WimbledonGetting to Wimbledon via taxiGetting to Wimbledon via coach

Finding your way to Wimbledon by road can be a confusing business - in fact it's a bad idea and if you can, take public transport. But if you must drive, here's BBC Sport's full guide.

FROM THE M1

At Staples Corner J1, follow signs for North Circular Road A406, The West.

At Hanger Lane Station (underpass/gyratory roundabout), follow signs for Kew Bridge (A205) to ascend Hanger Hill.

At Chiswick roundabout, take the third exit (signposted South Circular Road).

At Kew Bridge Station bear left and cross Kew Bridge, then at traffic lights bear left.

At traffic lights at the junction with the A316 Richmond Road go straight on.

At traffic lights at the junction of the A305 Sheen Road, turn left along Richmond Road (A205).

At junction with A306 Roehampton Lane, take left-hand lane at traffic lights bear left over crossroads and take first right turn (signposted Guildford) and right again at traffic lights onto A306.

At Roehampton Lane (A3) junction turn right onto A3, then at Robin Hood roundabout (A308 junction) bear left.

Stay on A3 until Malden junction (A2043) and follow local signs for Motspur Park.

FROM THE M25

Leave M25 at junction 10 (signposted London SW A3) take first exit onto A3 at roundabout.

At A3 Malden Junction (A2043) follow local signs to Motspur Park.

FROM THE M3

At Junction 2 (M25) branch left and follow signs to Gatwick to join M25.

Leave M25 at junction 10 (signposted London SW A3) and take first exit onto A3 at roundabout.

At A3 Malden Junction (A2043), turn and follow local signs to Motspur Park.

FROM THE M4

From Junction 4b, follow signposts to Gatwick M23, then keep right to join M25.

Leave M25 at junction 10 (signposted London SW A3) take first exit onto A3 at roundabout.

At A3 Malden Junction (A2043) follow local signs to Motspur Park.

FROM THE M20

At J1, branch left and follow signs for Gatwick to join M25.

Leave M25 at junction 10 (signposted London SW A3) and take first exit onto A3 at roundabout.

At A3 Malden Junction (A2043) turn and follow local signs to Motspur Park.


CAR PARKING

On-street parking is not permitted in any of the roads around the All England Club during The Championships.

Any vehicles illegally parked will be removed by the police.

Car Parks 6, 7 and 10 offer some unreserved parking to the public. Car parks 1 to 4, 5 and 8 are reserved.

There is a park and ride service via the A3 and may be reserved by application to the Automobile Association.

The car park opens at 0700 BST. The shuttle bus service to the grounds is free of charge and takes about 15 minutes.

Parking for motorcycles is available in Car Park 4, while a bicycle area is available in Car Park 6 and 8.

Parking for minibuses is available in Car Park 4 and at the BBC Sports ground in Motspur Park.

Car park opening times:

  • Car Park 3: (entrance in Somerset Road) 0800 BST
  • Car Park 4: (entrance in Somerset Road) 0800
  • Car Park 5: (entrance in Church Road) 0630
  • Car Park 6: (entrance in Church Road) 0600
  • Car Park 7: (entrance in Church Road) 0700
  • Car Park 8: (entrance in Church Road) 0800
  • Car Park 10: (entrance in Wimbledon Park Road) 0730
  • Park and Ride: (via A3) 0700

Car Parks 6, 7 and 10 are independently run and charges may vary.


TAXIS

Taxi services to the grounds operate throughout the Championships from ranks at Southfields and Wimbledon stations.

Taxis back to local Underground stations and to other destinations operate from Church Road (outside Gates 4 and 5), and from Somerset Road (outside Gate 13).

During peak times, taxi sharing is encouraged.


COACHES

No setting down or picking up will be permitted in Marryat Road and parking will be prohibited on Wimbledon Common.

The police will only allow setting down in Somerset Road near the entrance to car park 4.

It is the responsibility of coach operators to advise their passengers of the picking up point, which will be inside car park 4 next to the coach park.

No charge will be made after 1630 BST; prior to this time normal parking charges will apply.



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