Summer is soon approaching which means London will play host to a huge number and wide variety of high profile sporting events in the upcoming months. These events will bring some of the greatest athletes to the countries capital, and in doing so will help maintain London’s position as the home of world class sport. This year, there will be three World Cups to enjoy, one in cricket, one in women’s football and another in rugby union. If you are planning a visit to London this Summer or just want to get a rundown on what to look out for on the TV, then read on to see some of the top sporting events London has to offer.
- Women’s FA Cup final, Wembley Stadium
On Saturday 4th May 2019, the SSE Women’s FA Cup Final returns to Wembley for a fifth consecutive year in 2019. West Ham United Women will battle it out with Manchester City Women in this year’s final. Kick off starts at 17:30 at Wembley Stadium. If you are travelling around London, make sure you plan your route around London Euston station, and it will be closed on 4th – 6th May due to essential maintenance. Tickets for children up to 4 are free, and anything above will be a fixed price at £15. Make the day of it and enjoy the other local attractions Wembley has to offer here.
- The Emirates FA Cup Final
This season, Manchester City will face Watford for the Emirates FA Cup Final. The game will kick off at 5pm on Saturday 18th May at Wembley Stadium. Tickets for this match are at a fixed price at £45, £70, £115, and £145 and will be available through both Manchester City and Watford. Each club have been allocated 28,000 tickets, making sure the biggest stadium in the United Kingdom is packed with supporting fans.
The annual Wimbledon tennis tournament is just around the corner, kicking off on the 1st July for 14 action packed days of tennis. It has become one of the most iconic British traditions of Summer in London, and is attended by hundreds of fans of every year. The matches take place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon. This year, the total prize money has increased by 11.8%, totaling to £38m with champions banking £2.35m each!
- Horse racing – Royal Ascot
Royal Ascot is Britiain’s most prestigious race meeting, attracting the world’s finest racehorses, jockeys and trainers for five days of top class racing, competing for a millions pound prize. Many well-known faces attend Royal Ascot including the Queen herself, which is one of her royal traditions. The event was founded by Queen Anne in 1711, featuring a daily horse drawn procession from Windsor Castle to Ascot Racecourse led by the royal carriage. Click here for tickets or more information.While you’re in Windsor, why not visit our sister hotel, Sir Christopher Wren & Spa. It’s the perfect location as a base to see the surroundings of Windsor. Just a stone’s throw away from Windsor Castle and is the only hotel in Windsor on the River Thames. You can enjoy Afternoon Tea on the terrace, overlooking the stunning views of the river while watching the boats and swans glide pass.
- British Grand Prix
The British Grand Prix is a car race that is held each year on in the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship. Every year at the Silverstone Circuit, and this year will mark its 70th anniversary, since the inaugural season in 1950. The circuit length is 3.66 miles and there are 52 laps, totaling to a massive 190.32 miles! To buy tickets click here.
If you are heading to London this Summer, why not make a weekend out of it and rest your head at The Rembrandt. The Rembrandt’s location is an excellent base to visit London’s sporting events, as well as London’s top attractions. Book your stay at least 3 days in advance and save up to 20% with our Advance Purchase Rate. Our Advance Purchase Rate offer includes 20% off our Best Flexible Rate, free full English breakfast, free drink of your choice at the bar, and 10% off beauty treatments in Aquilla Health and Fitness.
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