Top five sporting venues to take sports fans in London
The great thing about London, you see, is that it has no shortage of fantastic venues where you can treat sports fans. So why not do something a little bit different this winter?
Below, we’ve given you just a few ideas of sporty things to do in London to get started.
Wimbledon Museum Tour
If they’re avid tennis fans, he’ll simply love the Wimbledon Tennis Museum! At the museum, visitors can explore the gallery, which features fascinating displays of the various sports items collected over the years.
There is also the chance to view the 3D art film Viewpoint, which captures the sights, sounds and history of some of the key players in tennis.
In addition, guests will get the rather spooky chance to meet the ‘ghost’ of John McEnroe, which supposedly appears in the very changing room he once used! While you’re at it, why not take a peek around Wimbledon stadium itself, which is also open for visitors?
Stamford Bridge is home to Chelsea Football Club, a team loved by fans all over the UK. If you want a real taste of the day-to-day working lives of the team, then taking the Chelsea FC Stadium Tour is a perfect way to learn more about its history.
Additionally, you can visit the all new Chelsea Museum, featuring an interactive tour of the venue and the team behind it.
Or perhaps, something for an Arsenal fan? If that’s the case, then tours of the Emirates stadium are available too, which include all of the key highlights of the venue.
Not only do guests get a chance to explore the tunnel, media interview and changing rooms, there is also the Arsenal Museum, which gives visitors more information about the Premier League football club.
Another great gift to get is an exclusive 75-minute tour of Wembley Stadium. This guided trip will include access to Wembley’s historical treasures such as the 1966 World Cup crossbar and the original flag from London’s 1948 Olympic Games, as well as a tour of the Royal Box and the press and changing rooms.
Lord’s Cricket Ground
But if they’re not into neither football nor tennis, then a trip to Lord’s Cricket Ground will be interesting, even for those who are not sports fans.
The venue has always been known as the spiritual home of cricket and is one of the most important places in the world of cricket, hosting international Test matches as well as major domestic competitions.
Tours of Lord’s include a behind the scenes look at the pavilion, the MCC Museum and its award winning Investec media centre.