If you are coming from the States, getting a cheap flight in the summer will unfortunately be a bit of a challenge. Here are some suggestions:
- Look at alternate cities. Sometimes it can be cheaper to fly to another European destination and use one of the many cheap intra-Europe carriers to get to London.
- Try to travel mid week.
- Create alerts so you can be notified if there is a special deal. Same goes for following the airlines on Facebook and Twitter.
- The sooner you book your airline ticket, the better. Prices typically go up as the departure date gets closer.
- Many airlines launch fare sales on Tuesday so that is an ideal day to buy.
- Plan ahead and use frequent flyer miles and points. I am great at figuring out deals and the best way to use miles and points. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be happy to work with your specific needs and mileage/point programs.
Getting from Heathrow airport to the Wimbledon area is fairly easy on the London tube. Buy a tube oyster card as you leave Heathrow and then take the Piccadilly line to South Kensington where you will switch for the District Line. Make sure it is a District Line train with Wimbledon as the final destination (there are other trains on this line that don't go there). There is 1 staircase that you'll have to lug your luggage up when switching at South Kensington but it is not too bad. The entire journey should take about an hour. Southfields is the closest tube stop to the All England Club and the Queue.