Top 10 sporting events in London for July 2018

august in LondonThe Soccer World Cup has started and will run into the first 2 weeks of July. London can still offer plenty of top sport, especially with the world’s most famous Tennis Tournament, “Wimbledon”.   There is also International Cricket, Cycling,Athletics and International Womans Hockey. If you read our Top 10 monthly sports blog we would love to hear from you and get some feed back on what you think of it and any suggestions to make it beter. See below for our top ten London Sports events for this month. If any of the sporting events listed below are of interest to you, and you need either transport to get there, or tickets for the events then contact Harmony Cars on 07976 474498 or email: info@harmony-airport-transfers.com them and they should be able to help you with both.

No. 1. 2nd to 15th July 2018 “Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships”. 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. http://www.wimbledon.com/index.html

No. 2. 14th July 2018 “ Cricket, England v India ODI “ at Lords, London. England take on India in a one day match should be a very competitive game as both teams will want a win.

No. 3. 14th to 15th July 2018 “Athletics World Cup” at London Stadium. The ground breaking event takes place across two evening sessions at the iconic venue in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, pitting the world’s top eight athletics nations against each other in track and field disciplines. Just one man and one woman from each nation are selected in each of the individual events, which include everything from discus and high jump, to 1500m and 100m races. See athletes from China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Jamaica, Poland, South Africa and USA battle it out for the $2 million prize fund. Both evenings feature eight field events and nine track events, finishing with thrilling relay races. Tickets: From £38. https://www.athleticsworldcup.org/

No.4. 16th to 22nd July 2018 “Hampton Court Palace Real Tennis Champions Trophy” at Hampton Court Palace. Real Tennis is an ancient game played by kings of Europe, most famously by Henry VIII. The game today still embraces its history and intrigue, yet is practised by dedicated professional athletes of great skill. Like a tournament of old, it’s the player’s ambition to be crowned the best of the best. Competing for the tournament crown will be the world’s best Real Tennis players. Pros from America, Australia, France and the UK will grace the competition court and provide inspiration and entertainment. This world ranking tournament will be played with a format that reduces the size of the draw to the world’s top 8 players, resulting in exciting sporting action at every stage within the amazing backdrop of Hampton Court Palace.

No.5. 21st to 22nd July 2018 “Muller Anniversary Games 2018” at London Stadium. One of the best athletics events in the world, the Müller Anniversary Games has seen world greats such as Usain Bolt and Sir Mo Farah compete on London soil in this annual IAAF Diamond League meeting. Expect plenty of excitement as the world’s elite battle it out once more in the former London 2012 Olympic stadium. Highlights of previous years include Kendra Harrison smashing the 28-year-old 100m hurdles record and Laura Muir breaking Kelly Holmes’ British record over 1500m in 2016. A huge 7.01m leap from the USA’s Tianna Bartoletta in the long jump, and Tom Bosworth’s phenomenal world record in race walking over 1 mile were standouts from the 2017 event. Tickets £10 to £125. https://www.britishathletics.org.uk/events-and-tickets/muller-anniversary-games-2018/

No.6. 21st July to 5th August 2018 “Vitality Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018” at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. Expect an exciting, unpredictable and entertaining spectacle, as you watch the world’s best players and international teams competing with the World Cup crown on the line. Hosts England battle it out with 15 top nations in their bid to be crowned world champions for the first time, in front of a roaring home crowd at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park venue. England are looking to emulate their success at the 2015 Unibet EuroHockey Championships, which they won on home soil. The other big contenders include defending champions the Netherlands, who boast a World Cup win rate of 78% and are the world’s number one ranked team. Argentina, the team with second best record at World Cups, also pose a strong threat; as do other hockey nations such as Germany, New Zealand, Australia, USA and China. Tickets from £10 to £95.

No.7.  28th July 2018 “Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle”. Get together with family and friends to cycle on traffic-free central London roads for free. The route features many of the capital’s world-famous landmarks, from Buckingham Palace to the Houses of Parliament and St Paul’s Cathedral. London’s greatest sights create an inspiring backdrop for a memorable day of cycling. The event, which attracted 70,000 cyclists in 2017, returns again as part of the wider Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling. There are a number of Festival Zones to explore with a huge range of bike-based entertainment and activities to suit riders of all ages, abilities and interests. Enjoy music, music bikes, bands on bikes, stilt bicycles, penny farthings, stagecoaches, rickshaws and more; plus bike doctors on hand in case of any technical problems!   https://www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/events/freecycle/

No.8. 28th July 2018 “Brompton World Championship Final” at The Mall. The 13th Brompton World Championship Final sees more than 500 Brompton riders unfold their bikes and race around the park, as part of the Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling. This is the fourth time the race has been held in the capital, where the Brompton bike was invented and is still made today.

No.9. 28th July 2018 “Celebrity Boxfest 2” at O2 Centre. After a truly memorable Round 1 of Celebrity Boxfest Round 2 is back with a bang guarantying to be an amazing night with bigger fights and bigger entertainment. Bluemoon events is bringing the very popular sport of boxing where Britain are currently excelling in with some of the biggest names and exciting fighters and we are mixing this with celebrities from different trades and getting them to step out of their comfort zones and swap their status for the gloves and square ring. Our last event included celebrities in their own rights which included social media prankster Kevin Freshwater, Olympic athlete Dwain Chambers and the lively singing duo Reggie & Bollie to name a few. The event doesn’t just offer a fun and action packed night of celebs boxing but we also have live performances during the night from various singing acts which is where this event guarantees an amazing night not to be missed!!!! For more information and updates on who is stepping inside the ring go to www.bluemoonboxing.com or alternatively check for updates on their social media sites which you can access from the above web address.

No.10.   28th July 2018 “Heavy Weight Boxing-Whyte vs Parker” at the O2 Centre. Whyte is on the cusp of World title action destroyed Lucas Browne with a devastating sixth round KO of the Australian in London in March to defend the WBC Silver title and number one ranking he’d landed by beating Robert Helenius in Cardiff in October. Parker is back in the UK after fighting in the Welsh capital in an historic unification battle with Anthony Joshua in March, with Whyte’s old foe handing a first career defeat for the New Zealand star on points. Parker is in Britain for the third fight in a row having made his second defence of his WBO crown against Hughie Fury in Manchester in September 2017. “There’s going to be blood, pain and a knockout,” said Whyte. “I’m bang up for this. “He’s a good fighter but he didn’t show much courage against Joshua. I want him to be more adventurous and not go on the run, but he knows that if he has a fight against me, he’s getting knocked out clean and in a brutal way. “I like challenges and I rise to them, this is a big fight. There’s a massive incentive for me to wipe him out and show the world that I am ready to be the top man in the division – I want a World title and I know I can beat Deontay Wilder and Joshua. “We’re back at The O2, it’s always a great atmosphere inside the arena and I’ll be looking to get a similar result to my last fight there. “Beating Parker should almost guarantee me a World title shot but let’s see. He’s going to be very desperate, I’m expecting the best Joseph Parker because he can’t afford to have back to back defeats, but that’s exactly what he’s going to get, and it’s going to be another massive KO win for me at The O2.” “We’ve both been in with AJ. One of us ended the fight on our feet, the other didn’t. That pretty much speaks for itself,” said Parker – the only fighter to so far take Joshua the full distance. “I’m really looking forward to fighting Dillian. He’s got a big mouth and says some funny things – and he’s also highly entertaining in the ring. It’ll be an incredible fight. There’s no doubt about that. “I’m really happy with how things have things have worked out. I know it took a lot of hard work from my team to get this over the line.” “This fight came out of nowhere and I can’t quite believe it’s happening,” said Whyte’s promoter Eddie Hearn. “Two guys that will fight anyone agreed a fight within hours and now we have the prospect of a brilliant Heavyweight match up that will play a major part in shaping the division. “Dillian has become a major force and Joseph is putting it all on the line after taking AJ the distance for the first time. Both want a return shot at the title and a win in such a high profile match up will be more effective than any eliminator-this could be a classic. “We are planning a big night and a huge card at The O2 on July 28 and I really do take my hat off to Dillian and Joseph for taking on this challenge.” “This a proper 50-50 fight,” said Parker’s promoter David Higgins. “It could go either way. That makes it the most interesting Heavyweight fight this year. “It’s the people’s eliminator. Whyte shook up Joshua and Parker is the first man to take him the distance. There’s no doubt the winner should move into a mandatory challenger spot.“Dillian’s a good fighter who takes chances. He’s incredibly dangerous. We saw that with the way he KO’d Lucas Browne. Joseph will have to deal with a physical and verbal onslaught – but he’s well and truly up for the challenge.

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