About Us

Wimbledon Homes Bed & Breakfast was set up by Jane Scoon some 30 years ago to provide alternative accommodation to hotels and guesthouses for people wishing to attend the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. When Jane first started in the 1990s, hosts would advertise by putting up signs in their window. All bookings were taken over the telephone and by post. Jane even remembers the phone ringing off the hook after 6pm when people could make cheaper calls! Then, of course, the Internet came along and was a big help to Jane to expand the business.

Over the years, Wimbledon Homes Bed and Breakfast has grown organically and has become an appreciated service to many visitors who come to watch or work at the Championships and love having somewhere comfortable and local to stay in. For the hosts it has become a much-welcomed annual fixture in their calendar and some wonderful friendships have grown up when guests come back year after year to stay with the same hosts.

Wimbledon Draw
Wimbledon Draw

Why stay in a hotel when you can find accommodation in a well-appointed family home where you will be looked after very well and be local to the tennis grounds? Breakfast served by the hosts is a great way for guests to start off their day and be sure they are ready for their exciting day at Wimbledon Tennis, whether it is for work or pleasure.

So, what sort of guests do our hosts welcome? Well for those guests who visit Wimbledon for work, there are umpires, linesman, officials, players, photographers, journalists, coaches. Our tennis visitors who come to Wimbledon to watch tennis at one of the greatest championships in the world are, as you can imagine, attracted from places around the world. We get a lot of visitors from the US, Japan, Canada, all over Europe and many more countries besides. For our hosts having international visitors is really fascinating.

All our guests and hosts have at least one big thing in common – tennis! For tennis lovers, the Wimbledon Championship is very much on the map and on so many people’s Wish List to achieve at least once in their life.

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Jane has now been joined by Jenny Ison and together we run Wimbledon Homes Bed & Breakfast. We both love the tennis championship that takes place here in Wimbledon, and it is a real joy to be involved in it by arranging accommodation for visitors and officials/players here in SW19.