Top 10 sporting events in London for June 2016

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June has some of the top sporting events of the year. Wimbledon, Royal Ascot, Tennis at Queens club, and that’s just the start. Now included in this month’s London top 10 is an Athletics meeting in Birmingham. Now I realise Birmingham is not in London, but this is a major UK sporting event as it will be very important with regard the UK’s Olympic selection, and Birmingham is only a couple of hours in the car from London, so if you are interested contact Harmony cars and they can arrange a chauffeur car to take and return from the event. With regard all the other events mentioned they are all not far from the centre of London and will offer a great day out.

No 1. 1st June “An Evening with Pele” at the Battersea Evolution at Battersea Park. An evening with one of the most famous footballers of all time, alongside live entertainment, music, dancers, auctions and more.

No 2. 3rd to 5th June “Chestertons Polo” at Hurlingham Park. The three-day sporting spectacle has firmly established itself as one of the most anticipated and sought after events in South West London, as well as marking the start of the capital’s social summer season. This year will also see team England return to the hallowed turf to take on a rival country in a thrilling international match. Tickets from: £10

No. 3. 4th to 5th June “Nightrider 2016”. Taking in over 50 of London’s famous landmarks, Nightrider London is a truly unique way to explore the capital. While London sleeps, 2500 cyclists will raise more than £1 million in one night for hundreds of charities. Highlights include Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Royal Opera House and the London Eye. Full support, back up and regular break stops are provided throughout the night and a well-earned breakfast and medal at the finish. Starting and finishing from the iconic Lee Valley VeloPark, you can choose from a 100km or Enter on an Own Place for £99 and choose any charity, or support one of the Charity Partners and enter for £39 and commit to raise a minimum for them (usually £175).

No.4. 9th to 13th June ” 3rd Investec Test Match England v Sri Lanka” at Lords. Alastair Cook and his side will face Sri Lanka in the third and final Test of a three-match series when the two sides meet at Lord’s from Thursday 9 June to Monday 13 June. Starts at 11.00 a.m.

No.5.   13th to 19th June “Aegon Grass Court Tennis Championship” at the Queens club. The Aegon Championship has been voted ATP World Tour 500 Tournament of the Year. It is the third successive year that the Aegon Championships has received an ATP Tournament of the Year award, and comes after the event’s first year as an ATP 500 event. Featuring the world’s best men’s singles and doubles players, it’s the first chance of the season for most players to switch from clay to grass courts. The tournament is also keenly watched as it’s known as a key indicator for Wimbledon – with 25 of the last 27 Wimbledon champions having played in it. Last year’s tournament was one of the most exciting yet with top players Andy Murray, Rafa Nadal, Lleyton Hewitt and Stan Wawrinka taking part along with Grigor Dimitrov who returned to defend his title. Andy Murray lifted the trophy in a showdown against South Africa’s Kevin Anderson with French duo Pierre-Hugues Herbert & Nicolas Mahut claiming the doubles title.

No.6. 14th to 18th June “Royal Ascot” at Ascot race course. It’s all about fast horses and fancy hats at Royal Ascot, the world’s most famous race meeting, and the most glamorous event in London’s sporting calendar. Royal Ascot is Britain’s most popular race meeting. It’s the place to see and be seen for high society, royal watchers, fun seekers and horse racing enthusiasts alike! Steeped in tradition, heritage and pageantry, Royal Ascot dates back 300 years and is attended by the Royal Family, including Her Majesty the Queen. Founded by Queen Anne in 1711, Royal Ascot features a daily horse-drawn procession from Windsor Castle to Ascot Racecourse led by the royal carriage. Racing highlights of Royal Ascot include the Golden Jubilee Stakes and the Gold Cup. Prize money for the week totals millions of pounds! The Queen has enjoyed considerable success at Royal Ascot, having owned many winners including Estimate, the horse which won the Gold Cup in 2013.

Tickets for Royal Ascot. There are three levels of tickets for each day of Royal Ascot: Silver Ring tickets, Grandstand tickets and Royal Enclosure badges. Silver Ring tickets are the cheapest tickets to Royal Ascot. There is no formal dress code, so it’s a great way to catch all the racing action on a budget. Grandstand tickets give you access to excellent facilities and entertainment, including military bands and a traditional sing-a-long after racing each day. Access to the Royal Enclosure at Ascot is restricted to those who have been sponsored for membership. Overseas visitors may also apply to their embassy or high commission for badges. Having problem getting tickets contact Harmony cars on 07976 374498 they can arrange tickets and a luxury chauffeur car to take you to from the race course.

No. 7.   16th June ” The Ultimate Euro 2016 London Big Screen Event!” At Lords Cricket ground.   Come to the Nursery Pavilion at Lords for an epic day of sport and quality dining, as England face Wales in a crucial Euro 2016.

No.8. 24th to 26th “The British Championships” at Alexander Stadium – Birmingham. The best of Britain will descend on Birmingham from 24-26 June as they compete for the prestigious honour of being crowned British champion as well as a place on the British Athletics team for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The Alexander Stadium has played host to some memorable British Championships moments over the years and 2015 was no different as ‘finals day’ on the Sunday saw thrilling victories for Dina Asher-Smith, who set a new championship record in the women’s 100m, sub-10 man Chijindu Ujah in the men’s 100m and Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford. Over 600 athletes from across the country will compete over the three days and more than 20 finals will be settled in a scintillating three hour programme on the Sunday.

No.9. 25th June “Championship Boxing” at the O2. Anthony Joshua Defends his world IBF title. The sensational Watford boxer returns to the ring to defend his IBF World Heavyweight title for the first time.

No.10.  27th June to 10th July ” Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships 2016″. The world of tennis descends on Wimbledon in South West London every summer for two weeks of tennis, strawberries and cream, and good-natured queuing, at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships. Wimbledon is one of four annual Grand Slam tennis tournaments held around the world. It’s the world’s longest-running and most prestigious tennis tournament. 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. During the first week, the early rounds of the Singles and Doubles matches are played, with the top seeds playing on Centre Court and Courts 1 and 2. The Ladies’ and Men’s Singles Finals take place over the final weekend of the Championships. Wimbledon Tickets: Advance tickets for Wimbledon are allocated via a public ballot, which was first introduced in 1924. The ballot is always oversubscribed, so entry does not entitle you to tickets. Successful applicants are selected at random by computer. It is not possible to request tickets for specific days or courts. The public ballot is open to UK applicants from 1 September 2015 and will close on 31 December 2015 (with a deadline of 15 December 2015 for requesting forms). Overseas applicants will be able to enter the ballot at a later date.

On the Day. Almost uniquely for a major sporting event, Wimbledon offers spectators the chance to buy premium tickets on the day – but be prepared to queue! During the tournament, 500 tickets are available on days one to nine for Centre Court and No.2 Court. Approximately 500 tickets are available on all 13 Days for No.1 Court. You should expect to queue overnight for a chance to buy one of these tickets. Several thousand ground admission tickets are also available each day. These give you the chance to watch games from the No.2 Court standing enclosure and from unreserved seating and standing on the outside courts, and on the big screen at Henman Hill. Once ground capacity has been reached, queuers are admitted on a one-out, one-in basis. If you don’t have Wimbledon tickets Harmony cars may be able to help you as they have partnered a reputable company who can supply tickets for all major sporting events. Harmony cars phone number is 07976 374498. Or email. Harmony cars will also be able to arrange a luxury chauffeured vehicle to get you to and from Wimbledon.

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