Many homes close to the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club where the Wimbledon Championships take place each summer are let out to players and fans during Wimbledon fortnight. As you can imagine, renting a house in the area for this prime period does not come cheap!
There is another accommodation option that won't break the bank - home exchange. Homes for swap in the SW19 postcode are very popular and some will not be available for exchange during the Championships. However, it is easy to get to Wimbledon by public transport from most parts of London and nearby counties. Click here for full information on Wimbledon transport.
If you are already a Home Base Holidays member, and hope to arrange a swap to London for the Championships this summer, do ask London members for information on getting to Wimbledon from their homes. The photo of the kitchen above is from a current home swap offer in Wimbledon (click here to see full details).
As hotel or rental charges can be particularly high when accommodation is in great demand for any major sporting or cultural event, home swap offers in the area will also be very popular. As always, it pays to start your search for a suitable exchange several months before the dates of the event to avoid disappointment.
Special event coming up this year in your area? Don't forget to include details in your home exchange description. Not yet a member? Join here.