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Top 5 Sporting Venues – London

1. Wembley Stadium

Probably one of the most famous sporting venues in the world, Wembley Stadium is the largest stadium in the United Kingdom and the second largest in Europe. Owned by the Football Association, Wembley Stadium went through a £757 million rebuild in 2007 and is the national stadium of the England football team.; the stadium has hosted some of the most iconic sporting events since the original stadium’s completion in 1923, including FA cup finals and Champions League finals. Sanding at 134 metres in height, Wembley Stadium has the longest single span roof structure in the world.

2. The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

More commonly known as Wimbledon, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, hosts the only tennis Grand Slam Championships to be held on grass. Up there with the most famous sporting tournaments in the world, Wimbledon sees the sporting elite gather for two weeks each June to play across the 19 tournament courts in order to try and clinch the title. After undergoing a £100 million renovation in 2009, Wimbledon’s famous Centre Court now has a retractable roof, meaning that the games are no longer weather dependent. Take a tour around the All English Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club and see famous sights such as the statue of Fred Perry, who famously won the tournament in 1936, or take a seat on Aorangi Terrace, which is known colloquially as ‘Henman Hill’.

3. Twickenham Stadium

Home to the Harlequins and to English Rugby in generl, Twickenham Stadium has a capacity of 82,000 and is London’s second largest sporting venue. Located in Twickenham, as you have probably already guessed, the stadium can be easily reached from our Easirent hire car depot at London Luton Airport. With steeply banked stands, Twickenham Stadium is definitely worth a visit, if not just for the atmosphere alone – and it doesn’t just host sporting events, Twickenham Stadium has also staged the likes of Beyoncé, Jay-Z, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi and U2. Hosts of the Rugby World Cup Final 2015, Twickenham Stadium is definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.

4. Lord’s Cricket Ground

Located in St. John’s Wood London and named after its founder Thomas Lord, Lord’s Cricket Ground is commonly referred to as the ‘home of cricket’ and is also the world’s oldest sporting museum. Celebrating its 200th birthday in 2014, Lord’s Cricket Ground can hold 28,000 spectators.

5. The Oval

The Oval is the international cricket ground which is located in the London area of Kennington in Lambeth, an easy drive from our Easirent hire car depot at London Luton Airport. Explore the grounds and learn the history of the Oval, including that it was the first English ground to host international Test Cricket in September 1880. Now a host to other sports including Australian Rules Football and the NFL, The Oval is one of Britain’s most famous sporting venues.

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