London is a city rich in culture, history and tourism, and sport is a huge part of what makes London so well renowned for these things. London’s sports culture is enough to match any other city in the world, with 13 current professional football teams and a deep heritage of sport spanning back centuries – some of the world’s most iconic and prestigious sporting events have taken place in the British capital.
With that being said, here are 6 must-see attractions in London for all sports enthusiasts.
Chelsea FC Museum
Visit Stamford Bridge, the home of one of London’s top football clubs and the current winners of the UEFA Champions League, Chelsea. Within the stadium you can explore an exhibition of trophies, jerseys, and memorabilia from the legendary football club, as well as tours of their stadium
If you’re looking to visit this famous stadium, we think a hotel near Shepherds Bush tube would be a great idea, as it has so many great transport links.
Wembley Stadium, with a capacity of 90,000, is the largest football stadium in the United Kingdom and the home of the England national team. Hosting the FA Cup and EFL Cup finals, as well as all other English football cup finals, Wembley has fun and exclusive stadium tours, as well as a museum, gallery and more.
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
The Wimbledon Championships is the world’s oldest tennis tournament and one of the most – if not the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world, attracting thousands of spectators and several millions of viewers each year.
If you’ve not been lucky enough to acquire a ticket and witness the Wimbledon tournament for yourself, then you needn’t worry, as you can still enjoy the excitement and discover the thrill of the prestigious championship by visiting the official Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum. Here you will find real memorabilia and unique artifacts from several Wimbledon champions of the past as you explore the collections.
Twickenham Stadium – Rugby
Take a tour of one of the most renowned rugby venues in the world in the South West of London. The Rugby Union owns the massive facility, which is the official home of England test matches and has hosted a lot of memorable world cup fixtures.
You’ll not only be able to tour the stadium, but you’ll also have access to the boardrooms and a museum that holds all the trophies and official artefacts.
The Kia Oval is London’s second-largest cricket venue, located in the Oval region of South London. National matches, as well as test matches for foreign teams, are played there during the summer season as the home of the Surrey County team.
The Kia Oval has also had an important part in the history of modern football, hosting the first-ever FA Cup Final in 1872. You can book a tour of the Kia Oval.
Emirate Stadium – Arsenal
Located in North London, the Emirates Stadium is home to Premier League football club, Arsenal, a team with a great history in the English game. The 60,000 capacity stadium hosts quality football, self-guided tours, and matchday tours that provide a special look at the club’s history.