London sits at the top the rankings for three major independent indices, it is the world’s leading destination for sporting events, global events, some music festivals and I love it more on every visit. The city has an unrivalled range of world class facilities available, and also the expertise to develop suitably world-class events to fill them. With huge stadiums, a range of sports and a passionate culturally rich population, here are some of the best events in London.
Premier League at Wembley – Tottenham Hotspur FC
This season you can watch live Premier League football at Wembley Stadium. This is something unusual as the venue is normally for internationals and special cup matches like semi finals and finals. However, for 2017 – 2018, Tottenham Hotspur FC will play their home matches here, due to the fact that they are building a new White Hart Lane, in virtually the same spot. So take advantage of this and get over to Wembley to cheer on the Spurs.
Rugby at Twickenham Stadium
Innit mate? Nothing beats a good old rugby afternoon out at “Twickers”, i.e. Twickenham. This huge rugby stadium is in West London, not too far from Chiswick or even where the Queen lives out at Windsor. The best matches here are the Rugby Six where England play against Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Italy and France for the trophy. Also on the agenda are scattered rugby internationals, British Lions matches and some league games.
IAAF World Athletics Championships
The World Athletics Championships will take place at The Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The World Athletics Championships in Beijing, in 2015, saw lots of fantastic performances. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park hosted the 2012 Olympics and is now preparing to bring back the roar with 3,300 athletes from across the globe battle it out for world domination. It is estimated that up to 4,000 volunteers will play a key role in the running of the 20 days of the Championships.
Wimbledon Tennis Tournament
I remember watching Only Fools and Horses a few years ago when Trigger got Boycie some tickets for “Wimbledon” (or maybe it was Del Boy?). In that show, Rodney asked him “and did you?” Boycie said “Yes, they drew 0-0 with Ipswich!” Del Boy or Trigger had got tickets for Wimbledon FC back in the 1990s rather than the Wimbledon tennis tournament, how hilarious!!
Yoga and Nudist Events
These days, London plays host to lots of unusual and interesting events. You might have read from Jonny’s blog about the naked yoga in South London or other cool nudist events. For those into the amorous side of things, a night on the town in Soho offers up lots of crazy alternatives, you can find out some more here. There are lots of new creative events taking place and you are never far from a party here in this town.
These are just five of many cool events in London during the year. If you want to enjoy these events in person, make sure you book yourself into one of the cheap & budget hotels in Acton near Twickenham Stadium or in north London near Wembley Stadium to stay in close to the action.