Experience London

Standing on the river Thames, London is the heartbeat and the financial capital of the world. The epicentre of the United Kingdom, London is bustling with energy and excitement all year round.

London offers an incredibly rich array of experiences and none more so than in sport. Some of the most revered sporting events take place and here are our pick of the bunch that you can soak in, no matter which sport you love!

Tennis’ holy-grail oozes class and every summer, the best in tennis gather on the courts of SW9 to compete for the coveted Wimbledon Championships. The oldest tennis tournament, Wimbledon is steeped in tradition with fore and backhands played by men and women clad in white. Witness greatness at least once on a hot summer’s day in London!
The Premier League is a spectacle that crosses all boundaries. A truly global phenomenon, England’s top-tier in football has some of the globe’s biggest superstars going toe-to-toe and they don’t get any bigger than the North-London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. Over a 100 year local rivalry, this fixture is a must visit for its sheer passion and opinion, which is divided on most fronts, but united through football. Head over to the Emirates Stadium or the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on derby day!
England’s most hallowed ground has played host to some of the most exciting games over the years. Known as “The Home of Football”, Wembley Stadium was the venue where England triumphed against West Germany in 1966. The stadium seats a whopping 90,000 people and has a sliding roof, making it the largest fully covered stadium in the world. Take a tour of this iconic cathedral of sport!
Part of the World Marathon majors, the London Marathon offers the joy of running by the river Thames along with a sea of multicultural people from across the globe - an indelible experience. London’s historic streets parade the best long-distance runners during this event and whether you put your running shoes on or not, this is a race you just don’t want to miss!
A host of modern day sports originated from the United Kingdom and cricket is another on that very list. Lord’s - the Home of Cricket - is another legendary sports venue that is a must visit! Whether it be the familiar pavillion or the contemporary media centre, Lord’s has a touch of class all around. Don’t miss a chance to tour this historic sports venue, and if you plan in time, you can even catch a classic game of cricket there!
London plays host to Autumn tests, in which some of the best teams such as the All Blacks and Springboks lock horns against England. Twickenham, an 80,000 seater, warms up on cold November evenings for these ferocious games. This isn’t for the faint hearted, but it sure is a sight to behold!
A mere one hour drive from the heart of London you can find its namesake, the London Golf Club. When you hear that the ‘Golden Bear’ himself helped design both golf courses at the London Golf Club, you will no doubt expect to be faced with a fearsome test. And you would be right; Jack Nicklaus has created a monster with this one. Unwind on a pristine 18-hole course, that plays host to prestigious tournaments such as The Heritage and The International.
Built on the site of a World War II airfield, Silverstone first hosted the British Grand Prix in 1948 and is the ‘Home of British Motorsport’. Silverstone was chosen as the venue for the first race on the inaugural Formula 1 World Championship and the track is one of only four Grands Prix from the first year of the World Championship to remain a part of today’s F1 calendar. If you can’t make it in time for the F1 race, then you must experience the adrenaline of racing on the circuit yourself. With an array of vehicles to choose from, Silverstone offers an unparalleled thrill! Get behind the wheel and see if you’re fast enough?

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