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johanna May 5th, 2003 05:11 PM

Honest London Ticket Brokers???
 
One of my lifetime dreams is to attend Wimbledon once. Do any Of the U.K. forum posters know of any honest London ticket brokers or have access to the classified ads/or where I could locate them. I am in Florida. I have heard travel and sales are down but I am also told one must have "debenture tickets" vs "nondebenture tickets" and the prices in the States are more than my airline ticket over. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

rhkkmk May 5th, 2003 06:04 PM

try checking out ticketmaster in london...i have had very good luck with them for theatre tickets..

david_west May 6th, 2003 02:04 AM

there are other ways to get into wimbledon. You can queue up outside (get there very early) for general admission tickets, this gets you into all the courts apart from the show courts.

THe alternative is to buy debenture seats (these are transferrable), but as you have found out extremely costly.

These are all sold through brokers, you will find their ads in The times, Daily Telegraph and magazines such as the Spectator. By and large they are reliable (they aren't doing anything illegal or underhand).

I know quite a few people who have got in (I live near the courts) by hanging around at about 4pm and getting the tickets off people as they are leaving.

I am assuming that you don't mean AFC Wimbledon here...

Dave May 6th, 2003 03:33 AM

I was lucky enough to find a broker last year near the Tube station who had debenture tix for sale. My seatmate, who had also purchased from him, was a local who has used this method many times.

The cost was pretty expensive for one day at Wimbledon, but IIRC it was no more than 150-200$, and I'm reasonably certain that its a "once in a lifetime" event for me. The debenture ticket got me reserved seating on Court 2, access to the Debenture Holders Lounges (which came in handy during the rains) and I was able to pass it on to a group of post teenage girls to share after I had to leave.

All in all, if I was a serious tennis fan, I'd try this route again. It was easy, painless (except for the $$!), and the guy who sold them to me was on the up and up. Good luck!! Best wishes, Dave

SaveThePanda May 31st, 2003 01:08 PM

Hi,
What do you think of our chances of getting tickets on Monday, June 23 - opening day? What time should we get in line? Or...do we have a better shot of getting afternoon tickets when people leave? Thanks!
It is my birthday and a dream of mine to attend as well...but would like to avoid paying large dollar amounts if at all possible. Thanks!

andy May 31st, 2003 02:04 PM

Johanna-

Here is a website that I have used for both Broadway and London theater- I see they also have a WIMBELDON PKG including hotel---

Click on and see if it is any help to you:

http://www.keithprowse.com/

and I just found this info on Wimbledon:

http://www.visitbritain.com/sg/links...tain/sport.htm

And here is another site to look at:

http://www.visitbritain.com/sg/links/external/star.htm

And here is a website selling tkts on line- but be sure and CHECK with the STAR listing to make sure this is legit before you purchase on line:

http://www.ticketsnow.com/search/pub...=2689&id=0

And finally here is the last website to buy tkts online:

http://www.tixx.com/

HOPE all this helps


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