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Celebrate the UK’s sporting achievements at London attractions
Published: Friday 1st of March 2013
If you are a sports fan and are on the hunt for active things to do in London, then there are plenty of cultural landmarks which aim to document and celebrate some of the nation’s greatest sports stars.
Home to the 2012 Olympics, the UK has no shortage of sporting achievements, with British athletes taking home more than 29 gold medals and 17 silver medals won at the Games last summer.
But if you want to take a peek behind the scenes of some of London’s most notable sports avenues, then there are plenty of activities to get your teeth into.
With a London Pass there are many deals to be had, allowing visitors the chance to take a look into the lives of their favourite sporting heroes and the places where they compete.
Wembley Stadium is perhaps one of the most well-known stadiums in the UK. It is London's largest and most prestigious sporting stadium and home to the England football team.
Visitors will get a chance to go on a guided tour of the stadium, and explore some its most revered relics such as the Jules Rimet Trophy which celebrates England's World Cup glory, the World Cup crossbar from 1966, as well as the original flag from the 1948 Olympic Games in London.
Some of the most famous events hosted at this world-famous arena include the FA Cup and the 2011 and 2013 UEFA Champions League Finals.
And now recently, on February 26th, the stadium has become the campus for UCFB, an institution dedicated to football business and related industries.
Each tour of the arena will take around 75 minutes, where visitors will gain access to the England dressing rooms, exclusive Club Wembley Middle Tier, and Press Conference Room.
Tours run every day with the exception of major event days, January 1st and December 25/26th.
Is there a sports tour in the UK which is just as well-known and notable in its achievements as Wembley Stadium? Why yes of course, and that is Wimbledon.
Wimbledon has been host to some of the best tennis players in the world, with Venus and Serena Williams being some of the more famous examples.
During the tour, visitors will gain entry to the No 1. Court where some of the biggest players have performed and also the Millennium Building.
But perhaps one of the most charming features of this sports venue is the little known Water Gardens, from which you can get stunning views of the city. The tour also includes entry to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum.
Chelsea FC Stadium Tour
And last but certainly not least, if you haven’t quite fulfilled your sporting fix with the first two fantastic attractions mentioned above, namely Wimbledon and Wembley Stadium, then you’re in for yet another treat with a tour of Chelsea FC Stadium.
Here guests can discover Chelsea Museum, where they can take an interactive tour of the history of the football club.
The museum contains a number of interactive and user-friendly tours of the club.
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