London Pass BlogBack to Blog
UK 'set to become city for sport'
Published: Thursday 5th of March 2009
The UK has a number of events heading its way over the coming years, one expert says, which makes London the ideal place to begin a holiday.
Bernard Donoghue, head of government and public affairs at VisitBritain, claims there is a "decade of sport" lined up for the country, which gives a perfect opportunity for those thinking of holidaying here.
He says the schedule includes "the Ryder Cup in Wales, Twenty20 cricket, the Commonwealth Games in 2014, the Olympics Games in 2012 and potentially the football World Cup in 2018", making the UK a haven for sports fans.
London already has its fair share of sporting attractions for tourists to consider while they wait for these high-profile events, with a number of museums and tours giving an insight into some of the world's greatest venues.
For example, with the London Pass, visitors can gain free entry to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, home of the world-famous tennis tournament.
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Friday 26th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Get the ball rolling with an Arsenal Stadium Tour
Thursday 25th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Say hallo to All Hallows Church in London
Wednesday 24th of April 2013 Things to do in London: War Child draws to a close at the British Music Museum
Tuesday 23rd of April 2013 Things to do in London: Add a touch of royalty to your trip at the Queen's Gallery
London attractions: Discover the other side of household favourites at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
Monday 22nd of April 2013 Things to do in London: Discover the other side of household favourites at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
Sunday 21st of April 2013 London attractions: Francis Goodman featured at the National Portrait Gallery
Wednesday 17th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Get your hands on the FA Cup with a Wembley Stadium Tour
Tuesday 16th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Explore the seven seas with London Maritime Museum
London attractions: The National Theatre is one of the most important cultural landmarks in the British entertainment sector
Tuesday 16th of April 2013 If you are looking for things to do in London, why not consider a trip down to the National Theatre? If...
Monday 15th of April 2013 London attractions: Meet the newborns at London Zoo
Sunday 14th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Take a step back through history at the Jewish Museum