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American Express has a cardmember lounge at Wimbledon – what’s inside?

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American Express has teamed up with Wimbledon again to offer a variety of amenities during the 2022 tournament, which started yesterday.

This includes a members lounge. You can see the details on the Wimbledon website here.

I need to thank reader Alex for the photographs in this article which he took for us yesterday. Shame about the weather …..

Visit the American Express Wimbledon Cardmember Lounge

The biggest benefit is the members lounge, located in the Southern Village by Court 3.

Any American Express cardholder can enter the lounge, irrespective of the country where their card was issued.

Each cardholder can take up to two guests into the lounge.

Even though Amex has, perhaps deliberately, kept publicity about the lounge low key this year, there were still modest queues to enter yesterday:

Note that the lounge does not have any toilets. You have to leave the lounge and rejoin the queue to get back in, which is clearly not ideal.

You get a great view over the outside courts (rain permitting):

Here are a couple of interior shots:


Whilst the lounge has a bar and serves snacks, these are not free. You can pick up some free Amex goodies – a radio to listen to match commentary, water spray and branded fans.

An exclusive £20 cashback offer

There’s also a special cashback offer for purchases on site.  If you spend £120 or more in the grounds during the tournament on your card you’ll get £20 back.  You can only get the cashback once per card.

Annoyingly, you must register for this offer on site at either the Amex lounge or one of the Amex stands arounds the grounds.  You CANNOT register online.

Historically this offer has also been available to holders of non-UK American Express cards.


Amex spends a lot of money on its Wimbledon lounge but it never fully delivers, in my view. I can only imagine that the lack of publicity this year is an attempt to reduce queueing.

It’s a shame that food and drink is not free, but then it would only encourage more people to visit and to stay longer so it may end up being self defeating. I would have been tempted to offer fast track entry to Platinum cardholders, or at least a free drink voucher.

That said, if it is crowded in the grounds – which it usually is – then this is a decent spot to get out of the sun / rain and watch the play on the outside courts from the balcony.

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Comments (31)

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  • Michael C says:

    Woo-hoo! Will pop in tomorrow!

  • AJA says:

    I didn’t bother last year as the queue to get in was at least three times as long as that picture above and I’d rather just queue at one of the many other bars in the grounds to actually buy food and drink. It’s self-defeating to queue twice, unless there are no queues for bar and food inside?. I keep trying for tickets each day on the mywimbledon app but so far no luck this year but you never know!

  • Chelseafi says:

    I was at Wimbledon yesterday, tried twice to get in lounge, first time queue was long, 2nd attempt was in queue for 10 mins when the heavens opened, everyone in queue where standing like drowned rats & of course everyone stayed in lounge.

  • Mark says:

    I do find it strange that there are no additional perks for Platinum Card holders.

    It was the same at BST at the weekend.

    I think the no toilets rule is to try and encourage turn over of people. At BST it was a no food rule too.

    • Rhys says:

      What do you get in the Amex Garden at BST? I’m going on Friday.

  • Matt says:

    Has anyone had any luck in getting tickets from Amex returns. I haven’t seen any news about ticket sales via Amex this year.

  • John T says:

    So you queue up to enter an area with cash bars and food areas and no toilets?

    What is the point?

    • Ian says:

      None at all…the word “lounge” just gets some people foaming at the mouth with excitement and anticipation 🙂

  • ianM says:

    There is no point to be honest. What does BST mean?

  • Mayiv says:

    Out of interest, were they checking photo ID with the tickets (for ballot ones).

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