London is a true sporting capital of the world. On any weekend you’ll find a multitude of events taking place here, be it the giants of the Premier League or a myriad of other major sports.
London has more than a dozen football clubs including some of the most famous names around. See the two North London giants: Arsenal playing in the stylish curves of the Emirates Stadium, and Spurs at a brand new state-of-the-art stadium, both holding more than 60,000 spectators.
Head west and serial league champions Chelsea call the atmospheric Stamford Bridge home, while Fulham play on the banks of the River Thames in their historic Craven Cottage ground. London welcomed the world to the Olympics in 2012 and the legacy was the Olympic Park and stadium. That’s now been renamed the London Stadium and is now the home of East End club West Ham United – while still hosting world class athletics meetings.
Crystal Palace fans conjure up a great matchday atmosphere at Selhurst Park while Watford are just a short ride north of the city at Vicarage Road.
Of course you can’t mention football in London without mentioning the spiritual home of the game – Wembley. An iconic stadium has stood on this site since the 1920s and the new 90,000 capacity venue, complete with eye-catching arch seen for miles across London, is widely regarded as one of the world’s best arenas.
It’s not the only sporting base. Twickenham is the home of rugby union and where the England side play their home games. Lords in St Johns Wood is the genteel home of cricket, while the summer Test series traditionally finish south of the river at the Oval. And who could resist the lush green courts – and strawberries and cream – of Wimbledon during the tennis championships in summer?
This city is steeped in history and tradition with world-famous landmarks such as the Tower of London, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace. Add in the bright lights, shopping and theatreland of the West End and it’s a perfect place to spend a weekend.