Top 10 sporting events in London for July 2017

london summer airport transfersThe biggest Event this month is Wimbledon, so for the next 2 weeks sit back and enjoy the number 1 tennis tournament in the world. There are also a number of cycling events during the month, and there is Hockey and even Basebal in the capitol. So enjoy the sunshine and if you get the chance go to one of these great sporting events. List below are our ten top sporting recommendations for the month.

No 1. 3rd to 16th July 2017 “Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships 2017”
Experience two weeks of first-class tennis, strawberries and cream, and good-natured queuing, at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships.
The world of tennis descends on Wimbledon in South West London every summer for the longest-running tennis tournament in the world, and one of four annual Grand Slam tennis events held around the globe. Games are still played on the original playing surface, grass, and there’s a strict white-only dress code for players.
The tournament attracts around 500,000 spectators and millions of television viewers worldwide.Almost uniquely for a major sporting event, Wimbledon offers spectators the chance to buy premium tickets on the day – but be prepared to queue!
Grab one of a limited number of tickets available daily by joining the queue at the Gate 3 turnstiles. You are only entitled to purchase one ticket per person queuing and payment is cash only.
Several thousand ground admission tickets are also available each day. These give you the chance to watch games from unreserved seating and standing areas on Courts 3 to 19. Once ground capacity has been reached, people standing in the queue are admitted on a one-out, one-in basis. Tickets are from £8 to £190.

No 2.  4th July 2017 “Major League Baseball” at Hyde Park
Celebrate this year’s Independence Day with a huge free party hosted by Major League Baseball in Hyde Park.
These 4 July celebrations include a mix of sport, street food and music – the event also sees representatives of two of MLB’s most popular teams, the Boston Red Sox and L.A. Dodgers, go head-to-head in an explosive, quick-fire format of the game never seen before in Europe.
The evening will culminate in an all-star Home Run Derby hitting contest on the Main Stage featuring some of MLB’s biggest hitters as well as surprise UK sporting stars, all battling it out to score the most home runs against the clock.

No. 3.  9th July 2017 “London Anniversary Games” at London Stadium
Athletics superstars return to the venue synonymous with sporting success in an event that has featured Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and Laura Muir in previous years. Tickets: £13.20 to £132.75

No.4.  13th to 16th July 2017 “Soccer Star Sixes” at The O2
See the likes of Steven Gerrard, Robert Pires, Michael Ballack, Roberto Carlos, Carles Puyol and Jay-Jay Okocha under one roof as they once again pull on their national jerseys to renew international rivalries.
During four days of intense competition, 12 teams battle it out as England, Brazil, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Nigeria, Portugal, Scotland and Spain take to the pitch in this star-studded competition.
Old enemies meet once more as hosts England take on Scotland, while Germany play France – just two highlights of the group stages. The competition then hots up further during the knockout stage, culminating in the Star Sixes final, where silverware is at stake.
As well as world-class football action, there’s a spectacular show built around the matches, making this an unmissable occasion for the whole family. Tickets are £34.50

No.5.  14th to 21st July 2017 “IPC World ParaAthletics Championships 2017” at the Olympic stadium.
Following the success of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the city will be hosting this prestigious competition a month before the IAAF World Athletics Championships. London will be the first city to host the two championships side-by-side, recreating the summer of sport that transformed the British capital in the summer of 2012.
Don’t miss your chance to cheer on your favourite para-athletes in events such as discus, long jump and the 100m at The Stadium in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Up to 4,000 volunteers will play a key role in the running of the 20 days of the Championships with a range of roles including transport , way-finding, meet and greet and accreditation.

No.6.  21st July to 5th August 2017 “FIH Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018” at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
England will be looking to emulate their success in winning the gold medal at the Unibet EuroHockey Championships 2015, also in London, which proved to be huge success for fans – Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre was transformed into a fantastic venue with a brilliant atmosphere and huge fan park, reminiscent of the atmosphere created by hockey at the London 2012 Olympics.

No. 7 .   23rd July 2017 “ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Final” at Lords
Watch the top two teams in the world compete for the honour of becoming world champions, as the ICC Women’s World Cup reaches a climax at Lords.
This summer, the month-long ICC Women’s World Cup takes place at cities across England, including Derby, Bristol, Leicester and Taunton; with the final being hosted at London’s prestigious venue and the home of cricket, Lords.
Eight of the best teams in the world will compete for the title, including England, Australia, India and New Zealand. Current World Champions Australia will be looking to hold onto their title but will England, with home advantage, be able to stop them?  Tickets are from £30

No.8.  28th July 2017 “Prudential Ride. London Grand Prix” at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Enjoy exciting races, competitions and family fun at the Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix kicks off the world’s greatest festival of cycling at the Lee Valley VeloPark in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Prudential RideLondon Handcycle Grand Prix
See the Prudential RideLondon Handcycle Grand Prix, an event for injured veteran servicemen and women.

Prudential Ride London Youths Grand Prix
Discover Britain’s next generation of top cyclists (both Road and BMX) at the Prudential RideLondon Youths Grand Prix, with a series of four races for boys and girls.

Prudential RideLondon Elite Handcycle Grand Prix. Watch as the world’s best handcyclists compete at the Prudential RideLondon Elite Handcycle Grand Prix. The race replaces the Prudential RideLondon Handcycle Classic, which took place on the Saturday of the festival from 2013 to 2015.

Grand Prix Festival Zone
Get a glimpse of the entertainment that will be on offer at the Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle Festival Zones with the Grand Prix Festival Zone. Serving up the very best of street trials cycling and boasting a series of breathtaking drops and jumps, these spectacular stunts and tricks have to be seen to be believed.

No.9.  29th July 2017 “Prudential RideLondon Classique”
Line the streets as the Prudential RideLondon Classique comes to London. The Classique is part of the Women’s UCI World Tour Race and it’s your chance to watch the largest line-up of the best elite women cyclists compete on a Central London circuit.
The race has already attracted big names in cycling, including reigning World and Olympic champion Marianne Vos, Commonwealth gold and Olympic silver medallist Lizzie Armitstead, and four-time Olympic and five-time World track champion Laura Trott.
The Classique is all about world firsts. In 2016 it matched the prize money offered at the men’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic, the highest ever offered for a women’s one-day race.
In 2014, it also became the first women’s race to be shown live on the BBC TV outside the Olympics or World Championships

No.10.   30th July 2017 “Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100”
The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 is the largest sportive in the UK. In 2016, more than 25,000 amateur cyclists took on the 100-mile challenge which departs from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the early hours of the morning with thousands riding to raise money for charity.
The event is free to watch, and the route passes some of London’s most famous landmarks as it heads out to the Surrey Hills, before returning to the capital with a magnificent finish on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.

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