London is home to some of the most iconic sporting venues not just in the UK, but in the world. Venues such as Wembley, Twickenham, and Wimbledon play host to some of the most prestigious events on the sporting calendar, and attract hundreds of thousands of fans every year. Spectators may travel from all over the country to see their teams compete at these venues, and each one has its own unique elements that make them worth visiting if you haven’t before. Allow us to talk you through each one and why they are worth a trip for you and your group.
Located in South London, the All-England Club is known for hosting the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, The Wimbledon Championships. This runs from June to July each year and is hosted across 18 grass courts throughout the club. Tickets are in demand as around half a million fans attend the event over the course of the tournament, as the best players in the world compete to take home the trophy. This is an event not to be missed, and one of the highlights of the summer sporting calendar in Britain.
Rugby fans will no doubt be aware of Twickenham Stadium, the 80,000-capacity purpose built rugby stadium in South West London. Home of the England Rugby team, the venue hosts rugby matches all year round and is the biggest rugby stadium in the world. Many fans descend upon the stadium for the Six Nations tournament, which takes place annually between England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. There is no better place to take in a game of rugby, with a great atmosphere to be enjoyed, and both domestic and international matches taking place regularly.
Known by many as “The Home of Football”, Wembley Stadium is a 90,000 seater stadium in North London, and an iconic venue to watch football. Re-opened in 2007, the stadium is the second largest in Europe, and has played host to some of the biggest games on the football calendar, including the 2011 and 2013 Champions League Finals, Euro 2020 final, and both English domestic trophy finals every year. With the arch towering over the stadium, it is one of the most iconic sporting venues in the world, and on the bucket list of many. When outside the football season, it is also used as a music venue, where famous artists such as Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles and Adele have performed.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Originally built to host the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park still has plenty to offer in terms of sporting venues in London. The centrepiece of the park being the London Stadium, which has been adapted to a football stadium for Premier League team West Ham. You will also find the London Aquatics Centre, Copper Box Arena and Lee Valley VeloPark, which host swimming, indoor sports, and cycling respectively. Despite the games being hosted a while ago, the Olympic Park is still a hive of activity for sport in London.
If you are planning to visit these venues or sport stadiums in London, contact us at City Circle to make sure your journey to and from the venue is a comfortable one. You can book private coach hire with us, with a range of coach sizes for you to choose from. To get booked in, give us a call today on 0203 993 1942 (London) or 0131 608 4240 (Edinburgh).