Summer and sports really go good together, especially when you don’t have to do the sports yourself and can watch others do them! In this blog entry, I’ve collected and compiled a list of sports events happening around London this summer which you might like to attend.
ICC Cricket World Cup
The Cricket World Cup is taking place in the UK this year with games scheduled in the Oval in Kennington. If you’d like to take a look at this popular English sport then what’s better to get an impression than to have a look at the biggest event happening in it?
When: (30 May-14 July) 30 May, 2 June, 5 June, 9 June and 15 June
Where: (England and Wales) The Oval, London
Nearest Tube Station: Oval station
Mr Porter Nocturne London
The Nocturne Series is an established highlight of London’s event calendar and has been running since 2007. It was held in Smithfield Market, Farringdon before moving in 2016 to the City of London. At the core, this is a cycling event but it also involves fashion, music, food and drinks.
When: 8 June
Where: Cheapside, London
Nearest Tube Station: St. Paul’s station
MLB London 2019: Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees
An old rivalry adds a new chapter to its book when the Boston Red Sox face the New York Yankees in London in one of the most heated sports rivalries of sports history. On June 29-30, history will be made as two regular season MLB games will be hosted in Europe for the very first time.
When: 29-30 June
Where: London Stadium, London
Nearest Tube Station: Stratford Station, Pudding Mill Lane station, and Hackney Wick Station
Wimbledon Championships 2019
The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly known simply as Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is regarded by many as the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London, since 1877 and is played on outdoor grass courts.
Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the others being the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open. Since the Australian Open shifted to hardcourt in 1988, Wimbledon is the only major still played on grass.
Wimbledon remains one of the very few major UK sporting events where you can still buy premium tickets on the day of play.
Tickets are sold strictly on the basis of one per person queuing. More info: https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/atoz/queueing.html
When: 1-14 July
Where: All England Club, London
Nearest Tube Station: Wimbledon Park
Muller Anniversary Games 2019
Returning in 2019, the Müller Anniversary Games is one of the best international athletics meetings in the world and is not to be missed, attracting the world’s biggest athletics stars.
When: 20-21 July
Where: London Stadium
Nearest Tube Station: Stratford Station, Pudding Mill Lane Station, and Hackney Wick Station
Longines Global Champions Tour London
Royal Hospital Chelsea will once again be the unique and prestigious venue for the London leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour. The high calibre showjumping event features the sport’s Olympic and World Champions.
When: 2-4 August
Where: Royal Hospital Chelsea, London
Nearest Tube Station: Sloane Square
NFL London Games 2019
The world’s greatest American football competition returns to the UK in 2019 with four NFL fixtures announced for this year. The release of the International Series fixtures have become some of the most anticipated in the UK sporting calendar – and this year’s draw does not disappoint.
This year sees the Los Angeles Rams, Cincinnati Bengals, Chicago Bears, Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Carolina Panthers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 2019 NFL London games will be played at both Wembley Stadium and at Tottenham’s new stadium, with each venue hosting two of the four games. These will be the inaugural games for the new and highly anticipated Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium.
Make sure you don’t miss out!
When: 6, 13, 27 of October & 3 of November.
Where: Tottenham Hotspur & Wembley Stadium
Nearest Tube Station: Wembley Park Station & White Hart Lane (Overground station)
Formula 1 British Grand Prix in Silverstone
This could be the last time Formula 1 comes to Silverstone so you should definitely go and take a look at it at the Home of British Motorsport. In addition to the race, Silverstone offers an incredible line-up of concerts and entertainment activities throughout the whole weekend.
When: 12-14 July
Where: Silverstone Circuit
Get there: The best option would be to book a coach transfer. These mostly cost around £30.
2019 GoPro British Grand Prix MotoGP
The MotoGP race at Silverstone will be the pinnacle of two-wheel racing in the UK in 2019. In addition to the track action, there will be a line-up of concerts including Grammy winner Clean Bandit.
When: 23-25 August
Where: Silverstone Circuit
Get there: Again the best option would be a coach bus. Prices start around £20.