Hello, sports fans and welcome to your ultimate city guide. If there’s one thing that all Londoners have in common it’s a love of sports. Whether it’s for football, cricket, rugby or athletics, the people of London are some of the most passionate fans in the world.
If you’re looking to experience the famous London sports scene during your trip, you’re in luck. The city is packed full of venues and attractions which celebrate the rich culture of British sport. Here at the Grand Royale London Hyde Park, we love the passion our guests show for sports so we’ve put together this handy guide to help you make the most of your city break.
Football stadium tour
If you’re a fan of the beautiful game, you’ll be spoilt for choice by all the historic grounds and stadiums spread throughout London. For centuries the city has been home to some of the oldest and most iconic clubs in the world, many of which offer guided tours and behind-the-scenes insights.
Take a quick trip from our Bayswater Hotels London and visit the home of the Blues at Stamford Bridge or head over to Emirates Stadium and walk alongside the pitch where Arsenal have played countless games. Even if you’re not a fan of these teams, a walk through the grounds of these giant clubs offers a unique opportunity to tread in the footsteps of the world’s greatest players.
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
Church Road, London
As the largest tennis museum in the world, this unique house of tennis history offers fans of the sport a chance to take a trip back in time and explore the greatest matches and players in history. The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum features an extensive collection of memorabilia and a huge library that documents every major event in tennis history. This is a fantastic opportunity for tennis fans to learn more about their sporting heroes and see some of the rarest tennis artefacts in the world.
World Rugby Museum
Whitton Road, London
Rugby fans will not want to miss out on this unique opportunity to visit one of London’s most historic sporting venues. Take a stroll alongside the pitch that has hosted some of the biggest games in the history of the sport. Take a guided tour through the back rooms of the stadium and listen to anecdotes about the most famous players in Rugby. If you’re travelling with a rugby fan, a day out at Twickenham is the perfect way to surprise them.
Lord’s Cricket Ground
St John’s Wood Road, London
Opened in 1814, the historic Lord’s Cricket Ground has been woven into the cultural fabric of London for over two centuries. Throughout the years, people from all over the world have journeyed to the city to watch their favourite team face-off in some of the biggest cricket events in history. Knock your city break for six and take a trip to the Lord’s Cricket Ground for some memories you’ll never forget.