London is undoubtedly one of the most iconic cities on the planet for many reasons. And one of said reasons is sports. You can head to the UK’s capital and watch a number of sports live throughout the year, and they all take place in great venues. So, if you’re heading there anytime soon and want to know which venues to check out, we have the lowdown on the best of them below.
The Emirates Stadium
It was a toss-up here between The Emirates, the home of Arsenal, and The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the home of Spurs. But, because Arsenal are doing so well in the league, as proven by their odds to win the Premier League, we opted for them here. The good times are back at The Emirates, which makes for an electric atmosphere, and it’s one of the most modern football stadiums in the country, too, with all the mod cons. It’s more than worth visiting, especially on matchday.
The O2 Arena
The O2 Arena is another iconic sporting venue in London and one that’s used for several sports, including boxing, MMA and tennis. However, in recent times, the O2 has become associated with boxing, especially after former heavyweight champion of the world Anthony Joshua, fought multiple times at the venue. There have been some excellent fight nights since, and now the news is out that Joshua is set to call the O2 home once again for the foreseeable as he plots his path to the top of the sport out once again; there is no better time to visit.
Of all the Grand Slam events in tennis, it’s fair to say the best-loved and most popular is Wimbledon, which means visiting SW19 while the tournament is being played is a must. The only problem that anyone planning to head to Wimbledon may have is getting their hands on a ticket because they’re like gold dust unless you book well in advance. Wimbledon has showcased the talents of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic of late, and as another stellar era comes to an end, it’s the perfect time to visit before it’s too late to see some of these players in action again.
We’re going to finish with Wembley Stadium, the most iconic sporting venue in the whole of the UK and one of the top places in Europe and potentially the world. Wembley is the national stadium, and multiple prestigious sporting events are played out there. It’s probably best known for being the home of the England football teams, and under Gareth Southgate’s guidance, the men’s team has come on leaps and bounds, while the women’s team are the current European champions. They’re two reasons alone to visit. But some great guided tours and other sporting events make this venue one of those you must experience at least once.