A Summer of Sports in London
We’re all in agreement that football is coming home this summer, but plenty of other sports are also right here in the capital already! With Wimbledon popping up on outdoor screens, pubs filling with World Cup fans and parks alive with Londoners practicing yoga, we’ve counted down some of the sporting events not to miss in London this summer. Be sure to pre-book your Addison Lee in advance so you don’t miss any of the action!
Vitality Women’s Hockey World Cup
There’s no need to fly to Russia to experience a live world cup game this summer, as England is playing host to the women’s hockey world cup right here in London, at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in Queen Elizabeth Park. You can book tickets for as little as £10 to watch England battle it out with 15 other nations in what promises to be a fast-paced and highly skilled spectacle, running from the 21st July to the 5th August. Activities for everyone are also available in the Fan Central spectator village, which has a big-screen viewing area and mini-hockey games and tournaments for children.
Arguably the most quintessentially British event in the sporting calendar, Wimbledon returns to London from Monday July 2nd to Sunday July 15th. With its accompanying traditions of strawberries, cream and jugs of Pimm’s in the sun, Wimbledon is popular all across the capital. If you can’t get hold of the coveted courtside tickets, you can still watch the action on any number of big screens that pop up all over London during the tournament, or head to the Murray Mound, which shows matches live on a big screen overlooking Wimbledon Park.
Athletics World Cup
The inaugural Athletics World Cup comes to the London Stadium for two nights of track and field on the 14th and 15th of July. Watch the world’s top athletes compete against each other for the $2 million prize fund in events ranging from sprints and hurdles to javelin and the high jump. Children’s tickets are available from £10 and adults from £38.
Prudential Ride London
The Prudential RideLondon festival, which has taken place over a weekend every year since 2013, is an inclusive, friendly celebration of all things on two wheels. To be hosted this year on the 28th and 29th of July, thousands of keen cyclists flock to the capital to take part in a number of activities, shows and races held across the city. From the London free cycle – a mass participation free ride past many of London’s most famous landmarks – to the more elite Classique races and countless activities, workshops and festival zones, it’s a weekend that caters excellently to both seasoned cyclists and beginners.
Of course, football fever has already swept across London, with England qualifying for the quarter finals for the first time in 12 years. You can watch the England v Sweden game on Saturday at almost any pub in the city, as well as a number of outdoor screens, including ones set up in the gardens of Pop Brixton and Flat Iron Square in London Bridge. Simply grab your England shirt, book your Addison Lee and head out on Saturday to watch the national team bring football home (its coming home!).