For children and young people who love sports, be it soccer, tennis or other sports practiced in the United Kingdom, the city of London has numerous visiting opportunities. London’s stadiums have become a popular tourist attraction in recent years. For tennis fans not to be missed is a visit to the Wimbledon tennis courts, one of the three Grand Slam tournaments, and where you can also visit an interesting ultra technological museum dedicated to tennis. While for fans of a typical English sport such as rugby the place to visit is the Twickenham rugby stadium where there is also a very rich Rugby museum: the Rugby World Museum.
All London stadiums can be visited by booking guided tours. In London you can visit one of the temples of English football. The most famous English stadium is undoubtedly that of Wembley. However, the Wembley Stadium is today a modern stadium built between 2003 and 2007 above the ancient historic stadium of Wembley. This stadium is the largest stadium in London and can seat up to 90,000 spectators all seated. It is used for the matches of the English national football team and for rugby matches as well as for concerts and other events. Inside this stadium, a museum full of memorabilia, including the only World Cup won by England in the distant 1966, is also worth visiting.
THE FUTURISTIC EMIRATES STADIUM
Among the most futuristic football stadiums in London is the Emirates Stadium (its old name was Ashburton Grove). It is a modern stadium that can hold about 60,000 spectators and where Arsenal plays home games.
Who has never heard of Chelsea’s stadium? The mythical Stamford Bridge, is one of the oldest stadiums in London, its construction dates back to 1876. Inside you will also find a megastore where you can buy shirts, hats and other Chelsea gadgets. Another well-known London team is Tottenham who played in historic White Hart Lane dating from the late 19th century, but which has been replaced by a new facility, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. After the sports break it may be time for a more busy but equally stimulating visit to one of London’s museums or you can relax in a beautiful urban park.