London and sports will forever be connected. Whether thinking back to memories of the 2012 London Olympics, or enjoying the latest from the world of sport right on your doorstep, there’s no city on earth with quite so much sporting entertainment. Here’s our pick of the best sporting events to see in January…
London Boat Show at eXCel London
10th – 14th January 2018
London’s biggest boat show is ideal for those interested in exploring the latest and greatest marine trends. Alongside exhibitions of some of the boating world’s finest new designs, attendants can connect with experts, traders and a smattering of aquatic-sports celebrities direct from the waterfront location.
Highlights include the opportunity to take a trip on the water yourself at the Beach Club, offering free watersport classes. For those who’d rather take it slow, there’s a beach bar and live-DJ in residence at this January extravaganza. There’s an indoor activity pool for all the family to enjoy, with kayaking, dinghy sailing and paddle boarding all on offer. For the tech savvy, there’s also over 300 different exhibitors at the event offering everything from the most in-demand marine technology to some truly impressive new yacht designs. A great way to ease into the upcoming sporting season while staying at the Park Grand London Paddington.
The London Lions
7th January 2018
Hosted at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London’s only professional basketball team will be up against the Sheffield Sharks at the Copper Box Arena. If you feel like supporting emerging local sport seeking to make a serious dent on the world stage, there is no better way than by making this part of your January visit while staying at hotels in London Paddington.
Tottenham Hotspur V West Ham United
4th January 2018
This exciting upcoming football match between two of the UK’s most popular teams looks set to be an exciting affair in early January, hosted by the world-famous Wembley Stadium. Whether you’re an established football fan or looking to get involved in the sport, then get started here with a game between two particularly well-established figures in the world of Premiership football.
NBA London: Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics
11th January 2018
As a great opportunity for NBA fans staying at the Park Grand London Paddington to truly connect with some amazing sport, the upcoming game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics is sure to draw crowds of eager sports fans from around the world. If you fancy joining them, January is your chance to be part of the action.
Arsenal V Crystal Palace
20th January 2018
Crystal Palace and Arsenal go head to head in another clash of football pros at Wembley Arena. A great reason for sports fans to make sure they’re in London this January, what better way to kick off the new year than by seeing some of your favourite sporting teams up close?