London isn’t just all about shopping and historical landmarks; there’s plenty of places that sports fans will enjoy too!
The capital plays home to a wide range of sports stadiums, meaning there are some amazing opportunities for sports lovers to get their fix when staying at one of our hotels in London.
Read on to discover four of the best sports tours in London to help you plan how to set a few hours aside to experience some of the most iconic places for sporting history on your next visit.
Marylebone Cricket Club Museum and Lord’s Tour
If you’re crazy about cricket, then don’t leave London without spending a few hours taking a tour of one of the UK’s most iconic cricket grounds.
Lord’s throws open its doors on a daily basis to welcome cricket fans to discover a little more about the history of the grounds and to walk in the footsteps of cricketing greats, and it’s within easy reach of our hotels in London.
With self-guided or scheduled tours with a knowledgeable tour guide plus a museum area packed full of famous cricket artefacts, it’s a great way to while away a few hours enjoying everything Lord’s has to offer.
World Rugby Museum and Twickenham Stadium Tour
Home to English Rugby Union, the impressive Twickenham stadium is a must-visit attraction for rugby fans.
Housing a great multimedia museum section where visitors can enjoy clips of historic matches and browse through an incredible collection of rugby memorabilia. Take a few moments to marvel at the star attraction, the Calcutta Cup which is an ornate trophy made of solver rupees before heading off for some refreshments.
Once you’ve finished your tour, there are plenty of places for a cup of tea in Kensington to rest your weary legs. You can also head back to one of our hotels in London for a freshly brewed pot to talk about your visit to this wonderful sporting location.
River and Rowing Museum
London has a history of sporting events on the river, and the family-friendly River and Rowing Museum is a must visit for anyone with a passion for boating sports.
Packed full of interactive displays and a new virtual reality exhibition, visitors can also visit Steve Redgrave’s Sydney IV boat in which he won his fifth Olympic gold medal and take a look at his unusually large rowing shoes that are still in the boat!
Located outside of the hustle and bustle of London, the River and Rowing Museum is still easy to reach from our hotels in London by taking the train to Henley-on-Thames.
By using public transport, you’ll be able to take a tour of the museum and still be back in time to enjoy a cup of tea in Kensington by lunchtime.
Chelsea FC Stadium Tours and Museum
The largest football museum in London, Chelsea FC Stadium Tours and Museum is a popular spot for blues and football fans alike.
With plenty of high-tech exhibitions at the stadium’s museum, visitors can take an hour-long tour of the grounds to discover more about the team’s history and take a peek behind the scenes of Stamford Bridge.