Britain is a nation that’s extremely passionate about sport, with millions of fans and supporters travelling around the country every week to watch their favourite teams and cheer on their favourite players.
London is a hive of sports action and is home to hundreds of different teams, venues and attractions. The city has something to offer all sports fans, whether you’re a lifelong football supporter or a passionate fan of cricket.
This ultimate sport-lover’s guide will give you a few ideas of things to see and do during your stay in London, from your base at the Park Grand Hotel Lancaster Gate.
Football Stadium Tours
The beautiful game is Britain’s favourite sport and has seen the rise and fall of the country’s biggest sports celebrities. London is home to some of the biggest and oldest football teams in the world, with their historic stadiums dotted around the city. If you’re a fan of one of London’s big teams then get closer to the action and take part in one of the stadium tours around the city. Head to Stamford Bridge to see the home of Chelsea FC or walk along the pitch of Arsenal’s incredible Emirates stadium.
Even if you’re not a supporter of the London teams it’s still worth taking a tour to experience the amazing feeling of exploring an empty stadium and walking in the footsteps of football legends.
Wimbledon lawn Tennis Museum
If tennis is your game then this timeless museum is a must-see. The Wimbledon tournament is the most famous event in the world of tennis and the arena has hosted some of the most amazing matches in the sport’s history. Stand on the greens of this historic venue and visit the breath-taking museum, which features a beautiful selection of iconic sports memorabilia. Hear amazing stories about the history of Wimbledon before being taken into the press room. This is a perfect way for tennis fans to create an incredible summer memory.
Marylebone Cricket Club Museum
Like many sports, cricket is one that has deep roots in London, with millions heading to the city to watch the biggest games and tournaments of the year. The Lord’s Cricket Ground has hosted the most epic games in the sport’s history and has become a Mecca for cricket loving tourists for centuries. Experience history as you walk around the oldest sports museum in London. Browse the carefully preserved selection of the world’s finest cricket memorabilia and read the names on the backs of famous kits as you walk through the changing rooms. Lord’s Cricket Ground is perfect for cricket fans staying at our luxury Hotels Lancaster Gate thanks to its convenient location just up the road.
World Rugby Museum
Starting out as a cabbage patch centuries ago, Twickenham Stadium has become one of the most famous sporting venues in the country. It has hosted a number of Rugby World Cup tournaments and has been the battle arena for countless historic matches. Tour the most exclusive areas of the stadium and hear about the history behind rugby’s most famous stage. Fans of the game will love the opportunity to get a birds-eye view from the top of the stands and visit areas rarely seen by the public.