There are a few things that remind us that summer has arrived in the UK. A trip to the seaside perhaps. The opportunity to incinerate some sausages on a barbecue. Day after day of unrelenting rain. Portly men in union jack shorts. Yet none of these remind us it’s summer better than Wimbledon fortnight. This historic tournament has been staged in South London since 1877. It has given us more iconic traditions than anything else we can think of. It is the most distinctive and regal of Grand Slams. An event that stands alone in the sporting world for its traditions and customs. So, to get you in the mood, here’s our countdown of some fabulous, life affirming, Wimbledon traditions. These show why the British people, if not the whole world enjoy this event every year.