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5 things we can learn by watching the Wimbledon Championships

  • Wimbledon teaches a lot of things to a lot of people, but most of all to the fans.
Dhruv George
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Modified 01 Jul 2016, 17:34 IST

2. Getting to know London's culture – especially strawberries and cream!

Strawberries and cream
The delectable strawberries and cream

It may be part of the tournament’s rich history, but the Championships have had a nearly 150-year association with strawberries and cream. The traditional English dessert is served at every championships, with fans queuing up for  hours to taste it.

There were two main reasons for the historical association - strawberries were in season at the time the tournament was played, and the fruit was at the time ‘fashionable’ among those from Victorian England.

The association has remained ever since, and despite the high price of the food at the venue, fans clamour for the snack at the Championships.

Of course, strawberries and cream form just one part of the culture that we acquaint ourselves with. The Royal heritage, the famed English politeness, the notoriously fickle weather – we get to see all of that and more!

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Published 01 Jul 2016, 17:11 IST
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