Relive the sporting summer of 2013


The sporting summer of 2013 is certain to be remembered as one of the best in recent history, with Britain’s Chris Froome claiming the Tour de France title in impressive fashion and Andy Murray breaking the Wimbledon hoodoo.

But just because the sun has left us, you needn’t consign these wonderful memories to the past so quickly.

You could, for instance, relive Murray’s dramatic triumph by taking a trip to the fascinating Wimbledon Museum, which details the evolution of the world’s biggest and best tennis tournament.

The museum offers visitors the opportunity to walk around the grounds of SW19 and follow in the footsteps of some of the sport’s best exponents, including Murray, Roger Federer and Serena Williams.

Today (September 26th) is, in fact, the birthday of the American star who first learnt the game playing alongside her elder sister Venus on courts in Compton, the notoriously violent area of Los Angeles.

A five-time Wimbledon champion, Serena is undisputedly among the best players of all time and a key figure in the recent history of Wimbledon.

She is the current French Open, US Open, WTA Tour Championships and Olympic singles champion, as well as the world number one.

But throughout her storied career, Serena has been keen to stress the attraction of playing on Centre Court, not least because of the unique history of the tournament.

So, if you’re a big fan of the sport, then you really ought to take a trip to the museum to learn even more about the evolution of Wimbledon.

Audio tours are available in ten different languages, including in English, French, German and Spanish.

To reach the world famous grounds, hop on-board the Northern line and get off at South Wimbledon tube station. Alternatively, you can easily reach Wimbledon by bus.