London probably doesn’t have the same grand reputation for sports as its nearby European counterparts, but there are definitely some fantastic venues and games to see in the city, if you know where to look. An outing of this sort is usually fairly cheap, too!
Wimbledon Museum Tour
The Wimbledon Tennis Museum houses an amazing gallery of British sports items collected over the years. It’s the perfect place for sports fans who are eager to take in British sport history. Visitors are able to explore the extensive gallery and view 3D art films, which aim to capture the intricacies of tennis games played by key players. Wimbledon Stadium itself is also open for viewing, so why not take a look around while you’re there?
Home to one of the UK’s most loved football teams, Chelsea Football Club, Stamford Bridge gives stadium tours which offer real insight into the ins and outs of the famous team. You can also try the new Chelsea Museum, which includes an interactive tour of the area and the team whose home it is.
For Arsenal fans, the Emirates Stadium is the best equivalent. There are tours of the stadium, which explore the history of the Arsenal team and are full of memorabilia and important relics of the team. Explore the key components of the stadium such as the tunnel, the interview/changing rooms, and much more. If that doesn’t satisfy you, there’s also the Arsenal Museum, which is full of even more information about your favourite football team. Whilst you’re here, why not look for budget accommodation in London, like the Park Grand London Lancaster Gate Hotel?
Wembley Stadium is another excellent location for sports fans. The 75-minute guided tour takes you through plenty of historical features, which include 1966 World Cup crossbar and the flag from London’s 1948 Olympic Games – the second most recent time the capital hosted the event. You’ll also see the Royal Box and the changing rooms, as well as the press rooms in this in-depth experience.
Lord’s Cricket Ground
Lord’s Cricket Ground is the spiritual home of cricket, and is undoubtedly one of the most important places in the world related to the sport. International Test matches are frequently held here, and some other major competitions too.
Guided tours of the cricket grounds offer you a look at the famous pavilion and the MCC Museum, as well as the media centre associated with it.
It’s a great outing for those who are interested in neither tennis nor football, and is interesting enough for those who aren’t into any sports at all.