• Sports Events and Venues in London

    London is home to most of England's national grounds. If you are planning a sports break, there are so many games to see and places to visit. Here's our pick of the best ...

    Wembley Stadium

    England's national football stadium holds international matches and domestic football finals throughout the year. It is also used as a venue for other sports events and pop concerts.


    If you're a rugby fan you should check what's on at Twickenham whilst you're in London. You can also visit the World Rugby Museum and arrange a tour of the stadium. For information about matches and tours see the Twickenham website.

    The Oval and Lords Cricket Grounds

    The English invented cricket, and the very first English Test was played at The Oval in 1880. It is now home to Surrey County Cricket Club and is still the perfect place to enjoy a test match on a warm summer's day. Lords Cricket Ground is known as the home of cricket, and visitors can see the Ashes Urn and Wisden Trophy at the Middlesex County Cricket Library and Museum.


    Anyone for tennis? Take a tour of the grounds, visit the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, or if you are lucky enough to get tickets you can see the world famous championships for yourself.

    Ascot Racecourse

    Ascot holds a number of horse-racing days throughout the year. The most prestigious is Royal Ascot, which is held annually. Get glammed up, and join over 30,000 race-goers to witness this great tradition.

    The Olympic Games, London 2012

    In 2012 London will become the first city to host the Modern Olympic Games three times, after holding previous Olympics in 1908 and 1948. Brand new purpose-built venues will host hundreds of international sporting events and stunning opening and closing ceremonies, with the whole world watching.

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