Living in London while you study at DLD College, you'll have plenty of time to get out and discover everything the capital has to offer you. And if you like attending sporting events, that's just one of the things we have in London in abundance.
Football, of some kind or another, has been played in London since 1314, and the modern game was actually coded here in 1863 and then spread across the globe. It stands to reason that London would have more than its fair share of football teams. As well as Wembley Stadium, home of the National Football Team and the FA Cup, there are 14 professional teams in the top tiers of English football, and a whopping five in the Premiership; Arsenal, Chelsea, Fulham, Queens Park Rangers and Tottenham Hotspur. Londoners love the fact that their football teams consistently vie for the top prizes in European football. It's quite easy to get tickets and not as expensive as you'd think. Domestic football is mostly played at the weekends, with the teams playing the very best from across Europe during the week.
If Tennis is your game, then we have the biggest and best of all Tennis tournaments for you. The Wimbledon Championships, the oldest, and some might say the most prestigious tournament in the world. The tournament has been held at The All England Club since 1877 and takes place over two weeks in June and July. If you want to go the majority of centre and show court tickets sold to the public are made available by a public ballot at the beginning of every year. But don't worry if you miss those, Wimbledon is the only Grand Slam Tournament left where it is possible to get tickets on the day. A lot of fans arrive the night before to queue up overnight for when the ticket office opens in the morning. The All England Club allows this activity and provides security, toilets and water facilities for campers, and a lot of people think this, as well as strawberries and cream, is an essential part of the Wimbledon Experience.
As well as being the home of football and tennis, London is the birthplace of Cricket. Lords Cricket Ground, in St Johns Wood, is a mighty impressive stadium and a great place to spend a lazy summer's day watching some of the best cricket in the world. England regularly play their test matches here against their biggest rivals like Australia, India and the West Indies, and Middlesex play all their home fixtures here.
Both Rugby codes are well represented in London as well. Twickenham Stadium hosts most of the international Rugby Union action, and during the annual European Showpiece Tournament, The Six Nations, it becomes a boiling cauldron of noise and emotion as teams from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France and Italy all visit and battle it out. London boasts four of Europe's Rugby Union superpowers as well. London Irish, London Wasps, Harlequins and Saracens are all successful winning both domestic and European honours recently. Tickets are much cheaper than the football, and some fans swear that the atmosphere is much better.
World Darts and Masters Snooker at Alexandra Palace. The best of the world's international athletes regularly come together at Crystal Palace. The Cambridge and Oxford University Boat Race is contested every year on the River Thames. Racing at Royal Ascot… There are so many more sports to watch in London, that I could keep going all night. But I'll stop now. Come and see for yourself!
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