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Visit the American Express lounge at Wimbledon – all you need to know

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If you have tickets for Wimbledon this year – and if you don’t, read on, because Amex has extra tickets for sale each day – you can visit the free American Express lounge.

Amex launched their Wimbledon lounge back in 2019. I visited it as Amex’s guest, so I didn’t queue, and it was a smart place to hang out.

The only caveat I would give this year is that, with capacity halved, you may find fewer queues at the bars around the ground. If there is a queue for the Amex lounge it may not be worth it, although it is possible to book a timeslot in advance.

Wimbledon tennis American Express lounge

What do you get in the American Express lounge?

To quote:

“The specially designed Cardmember Lounge will offer American Express Cardmembers a unique place to relax during the day at The Championships.

With a panoramic view of the Grounds and private terrace access, it will be a comfortable and exclusive space for tennis loving Cardmembers and guests to unwind between matches. A variety of drinks, including the Cardmember Lounge-exclusive – the Sipsmith Gin Wimbledon Southside cocktail and Lanson Gold Label Vintage, along with a range of delicious sweet and savoury snacks will be available to purchase with an American Express Card.

To gain entry, Cardmembers should head to the Lounge located between Courts 3 and 12 to take advantage of the space. Access is provided on a first come, first served basis, subject to capacity.

Cardmembers can also book themselves a time slot on the day via restaurant booking system, Resy. Cardmembers can find out further information on how to book either at the Cardmember Lounge entrance or by visiting one of the American Express onsite kiosks. Cardmembers may obtain access by showing any valid American Express Card with up to one guest.”

Wimbledon tennis American Express lounge

Do I get any freebies?

Seems so, although you don’t need to enter the lounge to get one.

“Once again, this year, American Express is offering complimentary in-ear radios exclusively for Cardmembers, to bring them closer to all the on-court action. Fans will be able to tune-in to live commentary across the three official Wimbledon channels, with commentary provided by renowned broadcasters Marcus Buckland and Mary Rhodes. The radios will be available from the American Express Cardmember Lounge, mobile kiosks across the Grounds and at Wimbledon and Southfields stations, while stocks last.”

Other benefits include a 20% discount on purchases from the online Wimbledon Shop.

Wimbledon tennis American Express lounge

Exclusive access to returned tickets each day

This is potentially the most interesting bit.

Few people know that, for the last five years or so, Wimbledon has been selling excess and returned tickets for Centre Court and No 1 Court via Ticketmaster each day. You don’t need to queue overnight outside the grounds. You can buy here.

I think these seats come from the allocation which is held back for the media, players and other members of the great and good. I bought one once and ended up in an unused part of the press box on Centre Court, which meant I got extra legroom and a little desk!

Tickets go on sale at 10am, 48-hours before the ticketed day of play. This means that, if you are reading this on Sunday morning, tickets for Tuesday will go on sale at 10am.

You MUST pay with an American Express card.

Be very clear about the covid requirements before you try to buy tickets:

  • you must be fully vaccinated more than 14 days ago, or have taken a recent lateral flow test, and be able to show vaccination or your test result via the NHS app (a test result on its own is not valid)
  • you must bring photo ID
  • whilst not all seats are being sold – except for the final two days – there is no formal social distancing and you are likely to be sat next to someone else

The Ticketmaster page you need at 10am today, and every day for the next 11 days, is here.

Wimbledon tennis American Express lounge

Discounted packages for 2022 will be available soon

American Express will also be offering cardmembers special access to Wimbledon 2022.

With corporate hospitality demand expected to remain weak in 2022, Amex and Keith Prowse have put together a ‘mid priced’ package called The Treehouse.

The cost isn’t clear, but as a standard hospitality package costs £2,000 to £4,000 per person, depending on the day, I would expect this to be in the £1,000 to £1,500 range depending on which court you choose.

The Treehouse is described as a ‘flexible and informal’ hospitality experience which comes with tickets to Centre Court or No 1 Court.

Tickets will be available from 12th July so expect to hear more from Amex around that time.

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Comments (83)

  • Michael says:

    If any HfP reader is going today or tomorrow and can share the Resy link, that would be great. We have tix on Wed but it’s a bit difficult to get courtside before lunch, so expect all the pre-booked slots in the Amex Lounge will be taken by the time we get there, even with 50% reduced attendance.

  • Michael says:

    Oh, nvm. I found the landing page to book. It doesn’t ask for a code or anything to authenticate from the on site Amex kiosk. It only shows the on-the-day availability.

    • Nigel W says:

      possible to share the link please?

      • MW says:

        From what I have seen, you need to download the app (“Resy”) and look for bookings near your location. If there is availability, it should let you book it, but at the moment it shows up with no availability.

        I guess I will have to check it out on the day (tomorrow).

  • Hannah says:

    was on centre court yesterday and
    at 7am on the day managed to book into the Amex Lounge for pre match drinks at midday. There was a separate queue (50) trying to get in with no reservations with the Amex team admitting they had underestimated demand (and the rain). Very few people were leaving before their allocated slot ended so those without reservations are unlikely to get in. It is worth noting the lounge provides you will various freebies (portable chargers, suncream) however there is not significant food available – the menu consists of cookies and muffins – so it can’t be used for lunch.

  • Ashley says:

    Anybody have any advice on booking via the Resy app? I’ve been looking each day and zero availability! Do they get loaded a certain time? Have tickets for Friday.

  • ANNE POOLE says:

    I went through HFP/American Express link yesterday and got tickets for tomorrow for Centre Court and was very happy. The payment is showing as pending on Am Ex. I received my confirmation from Ticket Master however I haven’t received the email from Wimbledon which apparently is the one I need to link to MyWimbledon. I am now panicking. I have tried calling Wimbledon and the recorded message plays twice and then I get cut off. Anyone else having the same issues?

    • Matt says:

      Hi Anne

      I was just wondering when you received your tickets? I’m having the same issue, I bought 2 tickets yesterday for tomorrow and am awaiting the tickets via email.

  • Rachael says:

    Centre court tickets for Sat are available now at 10.30 pm for anyone who now interested, I have just purchased 😁

  • Andrew says:

    I have 1 ticket available for the mens final on Sunday 11th July. I will be going but my partner can’t come with me. Please contact me on 07597 2888 99. Cheers

  • Dave says:

    I was told you can buy tickets even if you’ve already visited this year but only via amex. Is this correct?

    • Rob says:

      It is certainly true that you can only buy once via MyWimbledon. Not sure if Ticketmaster cross references this, because the tickets are presumably sent to your MyWimbledon account.

      • Dave says:

        Thanks Rob, think the guy got wrong. He said could get return tickets via amex but after reading again it looks like you can get the returned tickets from amex. Subtle difference I guess

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