England travel guide




London Travel Guide

London Sports

London is the principal center of sporting events in UK, many of the nation's events are held in London. There are many sport and activities to try in London from strenuous pastimes such as rock-climbing to kickboxing, to the more leisurely: rollerblading, cycling, riding, but the most popular sports are Football, from August to May at less half million people attend professional football matches every Saturday, Tennis specially on July when hundreds of fans go to watch Wimbledon event, and cricket.

London has a great football tradition, with 13 professional teams, 6 in the Premier League, and very modern stadiums. The most popular teams are Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham. The England Premier League season is usually from August to May and you can check the fixture for the current season at Fixture 2007

Wimbledon is oldest and the most prestigious tennis tournament in the World and every year from June to July, thousands of fans arrive to the capital to watch the matches.

Fitness Centres: Public fitness centres where it is not necessary for one to be a member include Chelsea Sports Centre, Chelsea Manor Street, SW3 (tel: (020) 7352 6985; website: www.rbkc.gov.uk/sport/chelseasportscentre), and the massive Oasis Centre, 32 Endell Street, WC2 (tel: (020) 7831 1804), situated right in the heart of the West End.

Golf: Regentís Park Golf and Tennis School, Outer Circle, Regentís Park, NW1 (tel: (020) 7724 0643; website: www.rpgts.co.uk), offers professional lessons, as well as driving practice. The English Golf Union (tel: (01526) 354 500; website: www.englishgolfunion.org) have information on many of the capitalís golf courses.

Swimming: Seasonal open-air swimming pools include Brockwell Lido, SW9 (tel: (020) 7274 3088; website: www.thelido.co.uk), and Parliament Hill Lido, Hampstead Heath, NW3 (tel: (020) 7485 5757). The Oasis Centre (see Fitness Centres above) has an indoor as well as an outdoor pool and is open year round.

Tennis: Outdoor public courts are available at Regentís Park, NW1 (tel: (020) 7486 4216), and at Islington Tennis Centre, Market Road, N7 (tel: (020) 7700 1370; website: www.aquaterra.org/Islington/ITC/), which also has indoor courts.

Watersports: Sailing tuition is offered at Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre, Millwall Dock, 235A Westferry Road, E14 (tel: (020) 7537 2626; website: www.dswc.org).

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