Independence Day

 Independence Day.

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Independence Day Image 1

Fantastic Travels Blog wishes a Happy Independence Day to all our American friends here in the UK and at home. Today is the 4th of July, and a special holiday for all Americans. Independence day came about on 4th 1776, the Declaration of Independence statement through Congress, declaring independence from the British Empire.

Being a Brit, I won’t go into the history of today’s significant date. Rather, I’ll stick to sports and say.  Congratulations to America for having a semi-finalist; Serena Williams, in this year’s Wimbledon Championships.

Here’s hoping the rain stays away long enough to at least get all the quarter final matches completed.  And to get the Ladies 2nd and 3rd Round and double matches completed.  As well as the Gentlemen’s doubles matches are also to be completed.  I’ll be watching some of those matches.


Still Flying The Flag For American Tennis:

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Liezel Huber.
James Cerretani.
Lisa Raymond.
Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
Serena Williams.
Venus Williams.

If you feel like a trip to Wimbledon, take your umbrella. Rain may stop a lot of the matches scheduled, but it may also stop a lot of people from visiting the Championships.  Therefore, you might say it could be a good day to get into the grounds.  Even if you don’t get to see much tennis.  You could enjoy the views and the atmosphere.  Rumour has it, that the Duke and Duchess of  Cambridge are will be present at Wimbledon today.  If you meet any Americans, why not wish them a happy independence day!

Travel Options To Wimbledon.

Travelling by car – Park a few streets away, if you can get a parking space, then walk the rest of the way. However, with Wimbledon being an Olympic venue, restrictions could already be in place. Public transport may be the better option, or drive to a certain point a couple of miles away. Then use public transport for the final couple of miles of your journey.

Travelling by Train – Clapham Junction, Earls Court, for other train links to Wimbledon Park or Southfieds Station.   See the latest London Connections Map and Underground Services.   Check all underground and overhead lines are running properly before you set off.

Travelling by Tram – Tramlink from New Addington, East Croydon, West Croydon, direct to Wimbledon.

Image 1 by: Billy Alexander, Image 2 by Benjamí Villoslada i Gil.