With over a dozen football teams, one of the best tennis tournaments in the world and some of the most stylish sports stadiums in the country, you’d be mad to miss out on the thriving sports scene when visiting Park Grand Central Paddington London Hotel. Whether you’re a sports fan or not it’s a major part of the city’s history, what with Wembley, Lourdes Cricket Ground and the 2012 Olympic site you’re never short of options for awe inspiring visits to the cities iconic sporting bastions. With so many tours based around and celebrating this history, it’s therefore no surprise that you could spend a whole trip following in the footsteps of some of the best athletes the world has ever seen. Below is a list of some of these bars and spots, giving you a great opportunity to tick some sites off the UK’s sporting bucket list.
This Moroccan cuisine restaurant is located in Notting Hill and gives guests a taste of African cuisine such as Tagine whilst also allowing for sports to be played on the screen in the restaurant. This social and buzzing atmosphere is great for anyone who wants to sit back with some good food and the game on the TV.
If your enjoying Hotel deals near Hyde Park London and want a taste of Persian Cuisine over a game of footie, then Hafez bar and grill is the place to go. With Some award-winning dishes such as the ghormeh sabzi, this relaxed diner will give you everything you need for a tasty day or night out.
Wembley Stadium, currently Tottenham’s Hotspurs home, is one of the best stadiums not just for football but for the huge amount of international sports played here. With regular American Football shows, Rugby and much more, Wembley Stadium is the jewel in North West London’s sporting crown. Dating back to the beginning of the 21st century and a capacity of up to 90,000, the atmosphere is truly tangible.
The Kings Head Pub in Islington is well known not just as a cosy theatre pub, but as a great place to kick back and watch some football on the pub screens. Whilst here you’ll be able to enjoy a traditional British pint and if you fancy it, some up and coming theatre from some of the best performers in the city.
The Olympic park
The 2012 Olympic Park is based in Stratford and consists of the London Aquatics Centre, London Stadium, where West Ham currently play their home matches, the velopark and the orbit observation tower. These venues are now open for public use and the ArcelorMittal Orbit observation tower, shaped like a double helix DNA shape, is now the countries largest piece of public art.
The Leinster Arms
Located in Bayswater and close to the Park Grand Central Paddington London Hotel, the Leinster Arms is home to some of the best pub ambience in the city alongside large screens for the daily sporting fixtures. Whatever your sport, if it’s popular you’ll find it being shown here.
The Porchester is one of the best pubs in the Notting Hill area, and here you can find a relaxed splice of Victorian art work and an embracing of the modern and trendy Notting Hill area. Enjoy the game with a craft beer alongside wholesome pub grub to really get a whiff of the thriving British pub culture, so rarely found in any other part of the world.
Wimbledon Tennis Club
Founded in 1877, the Wimbledon Tennis Club is widely known as the host of the annual Wimbledon Tennis tournament. Visit during the summer of July and you’ll find two weeks of summer fun on dozens of courts. Enjoy the traditional strawberries and cream alongside your tennis match and any tennis fan is in for a real treat.
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and Tour
If you’re visiting off season, then take a trip to the Wimbledon Tennis Museum, giving you a trip down memory lane to the very founding of the tennis club. Learn about the famous tennis players who have battled and won at the grounds as well as see memorabilia from the 170 years of Wimbledon’s tournaments.
Sports bar and grill
Based in Marylebone, this sports bar is one of the best bars to watch sports in central London. This vibrant bar serves great food and has big screen sports played live for your entertainment. With daily matches and events streamed, you’ll never have a dull moment at London’s best Sports bar and grill.
Chelsea Centenary Museum
The Centenary Museum was opened on the hundredth anniversary of Chelsea football club and is in the stadiums Shed Galleria. Here you can visit the famous WAGS lounge, and will be guided decade by decade through the history of the club and it’s many iconic players. With memorabilia on display such as Mourinho’s coat, this museum is one for anyone who is a fan of the football club.
The World Rugby Museum at Twickenham
The World Rugby Museum is in the eponymous Twickenham Stadium in West London. Here you can find 37,000 pieces of rugby memorabilia including boots and jerseys, rotating in exhibition halls which also host curated exhibition focusing on the history of the sport. If you would like to know more about the history of the proud British heritage of Rugby, then check out the Twickenham Museum.
Marylebone Cricket Club Museum at Lord’s Cricket Ground
As one of the oldest sporting museums in the world, the Cricket Club Museum dates back to 1953 and charts the rise of cricket from the early 18th century to its modern-day evolution. With so much history, it’s no wonder this museum is so popular!
The Arsenal football museum is in the Finsbury Park stadium ground and charts the history of one of the most successful clubs in the world. Whether you’re a fan of the team or not, this museum will take you on a journey to its humble beginnings to its modernised stadium.