Best sports venues in London in 2023

With 17 professional sports clubs playing in London, including some of the best football teams in the word, London’s sports scene is incredibly vibrant and buzzing. No matter what sports you are into, the city’s got something for everyone. In fact, it is home to some of the globe’s most historic sports venues. From world-class football stadiums to cricket grounds and tennis courts, there are plenty of options to choose from for sports fan. These are some of the most iconic venues.

Wembley Stadium 

Arguably one of the most famous stadiums in the world, Wembley is the heart of English football and has a seating capacity of 90K. Throughout its glorious past, the stadium has hosted several high-profile events, including the UEFA Champions League Final and the Olympic Games. If you’re a full-time London resident, a visit to Wembley is an absolute must.

Emirates Stadium

Staying in the realm of football, (don’t worry, we won’t call it soccer?), Emirates Stadium is the home of Arsenal Football Club, the team that is currently at the top of the Premier League table. This is one of the most modern football stadiums in the world, it can seat 60,000 people and offers a wide range of fascinating hospitality experiences.

Lord’s Cricket Ground 

Cricket might not be the most popular sport in the world, but it’s definitely a trademark of English history and culture. The spiritual home of cricket is known as Lord’s Cricket Ground and is widely regarded as the most prestigious cricket arena in the entire world. The ground has a capacity of 30K and hosts a range of cricket matches from various competitions.

Twickenham Stadium 

Switching from cricket to rugby, our list would not be thorough without Twickenham Stadium, the home of English rugby and a stadium with an impressive capacity of over 82,000. And yes, rugby really is that popular! Six Nations Championship games, along with and the Rugby World Cup can be hosted here.

The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club 

Wimbledon is not just the temple of tennis, it is a staple of sports in general. The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, the formal name of the Wimbledon complex, hosts the most iconic tennis tournament in the world. The different arenas have different capacities, but even attending a match on a secondary court, just a few feet away from the world’s best players, can be a surreal experience.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Located in east London and initially built for the 2012 Olympic Games, this world-class sports venue is currently used as a multi-purpose facility. The park itself includes the majestic Olympic Stadium, with a capacity of 60K people. The sporting complex still hosts a range of events, including athletics events, football games, concerts, etc.

Notable mentions: The Kia Oval, London Stadium, O2 Arena, Tooting Bec Lido, Stamford Bridge.

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