Sporting London Walking Tour
It’s often said the British invented or codified many of the world’s best sports. This walk takes you back to the origins of tennis, boxing, snooker/pool, rowing, boxing, cricket, rugby and, of course, soccer. Learn about bare-knuckle fighting and folk football. Visit the celebrated Olympic & Paralympic venues where Beach Volleyball, Road Cycling, the Marathon and Wheelchair Marathon took place, and the route of the Tour de France.
See some of London’s iconic landmarks while learning about sporting stories.
This tour can be a half day but we recommend booking a guide for a full day. Then we can meet your group and guide you around until departure, taking all the stress and uncertainty out of your special day. You may want to visit a sports venue.
Have you booked a tour of a sports venue and want to make a full day out of it?
We can meet your group on the way in to London, at your hotel or at your first venue and escort your group from place to place, providing entertaining commentary, directions and sightseeing when required. We can incorporate our half day Sporting London Tour with one of the following sports venues.
“We had a very good time in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Our students enjoyed your tour very much and the shopping centre was, as you expected, a success too. I will recommend you and your organisation to my colleagues and the Dutch tour organisation that organised our trip to London.”Margriet Rijkers
The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon
Let us help you arrange a sightseeing itinerary for your group. We can show you vaious sights in and around London and include a visit to a world famous venue such as Wimbledon or Twickenham.
As specialist London Blue Badge Tour Guides we can take you on an award-winning behind-the-scenes tours of the Grounds, the perfect way to see this world-famous site. Let us tell you about how Wimbledon’s distinctive grass is cared for and how the site is improved and developed each year. You’ll see facilities provided for the press, broadcasters and of course, the world’s best tennis players.
– Media Centre
– BBC Studio
– Players’ Entrance
– Main Press Interview Room
– Centre Court
Find out what goes on behind the scenes in the Broadcast Centre to get Wimbledon to your TV, tablet or smartphone, visit areas reserved for the players and the media. Experience uninterrupted views from the members’ balcony over the historic grounds and grass courts towards the iconic spire of St. Mary’s Church and finally finish your visit in the world-famous Centre Court.
Experience the history and traditions of ‘the Fortnight’ in the Museum. Get up close to the Championships Trophies, feel the fabrics of tennis fashions from the Victorian period, test your skills on the Batak wall and learn about how The Championships has developed since 1877. With clothing and equipment donated by tennis’ top stars, you’re certain to see something from your favourite player.
Did you know that croquet, not tennis, was the first sport to grace Wimbledon’s lawns? The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2018.
The Club was central to the early formation of croquet as an organised sport. This exhibition explores the development of the modern game of croquet from its medieval foundations to the present day.
Twickenham Stadium Tours & World Rugby Museum
Are you visiting London for a sports event?
We can organise and guide sightseeing tours for your groups in and around London and include a visit to Twickenham Stadium and / or The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon.
Twickenham Stadium is the largest stadium in the world, purely devoted to rugby.
Follow the history of the game in the World Rugby Museum, from its origins in Rugby School to the present day.
- Explore a glittering array of trophies including the Calcutta Cup made from 270 silver rupees
- Take up the challenge of discovering “What Kind of Rugby Player Are You?” in the Play Rugby Zone
- Re-live some of rugby’s most memorable moments with film and video footage
Visit some of the most exciting and select areas of Twickenham Stadium, where you can:
- Take a seat in the England Dressing Room
- Imagine the roar of the crowd as you run out of the players’ tunnel to take in the view pitch side.
- Absorb the atmosphere from the best seats in the house in the Royal Box
- Visit the VIP areas
The World Rugby Museum
- “To celebrate and share the unique history, culture and tradition of rugby union in all its forms, wherever and by whomsoever it is played.”
- A museum of international rugby history, holding the most extensive collection of rugby football memorabilia in the world, including over 38,000 recorded objects, 15,000 pieces of archival material and 9,000 photographs, from the RFU collection, the Harry Langton Collection and the RFU Rugby Archive.
Star items include the world’s oldest international football jersey