London is well known for its close connection to both national and international sport, and this June looks set to be one of the most exciting times for sports fans to visit the city. No matter what you’re into, the following selection of events promises plenty to enjoy during your stay.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
30th May 2019 – 14th July 2019
There are few sports as connected with the UK as cricket, and the upcoming Cricket World Cup will be an exciting time for cricket fanatics staying at the Park Grand London Paddington. It is cricket which forms the backbone of the summer sporting season, with June dominated by this world-class tournament taking place throughout England and Wales.
While events are hosted all over the nation, London is home to the most significant events, with Lord’s Cricket Ground and The Kia Oval providing the backdrop to the opening matches and finale, as well as numerous matches throughout the season. London will be up against South Africa at the first event of the cricket season, with ten teams of superb cricketers from all over the globe set to take part during this six week event.
Both Lord’s and The Kia Oval are easily reached from your hotel using London’s extensive public transport system, and local pubs and sports venues will also be screening all the action for those who don’t have tickets to the matches. In addition, there will be significant cricket-based events happening throughout the city, encouraging cricket fans of all ages to get involved.
ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2019
14th June – 16th June 2019
Hosted by the Lee Valley White Water Centre, the upcoming ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup 2019 is sure to impress fans eager to see some of the main contenders facing off ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Ideal for sporting enthusiasts staying at hotels near Queens Gardens London, the event is taking place in the same spot it has ever since the London 2012 Olympics.
MLB London 2019 Baseball: Boston Red Sox & New York Yankees
29th June – 30th June 2019
Baseball may not be entirely mainstream in the UK just yet, but it’s well on its way towards establishing a strong following around the country. While you’re staying in London at the Park Grand London Paddington, a trip to the London Stadium offers the chance to really immerse yourself in this US institution, as two of America’s most significant Major League Baseball teams go head to head. This is the biggest event of its kind ever hosted in the UK, so tickets are in high demand.
Additional Sporting Events in London
While this shortlist rounds out the major events happening in London’s sporting calendar this June, the summer will be full of other sporting events which can be viewed on large screens in sports bars and venues all over the city, providing a true summer of sport.