Points of Interest: London Sports


Wembley Stadium

General Information
Phone: 0800 169 2007
Website: www.wembleystadium.com or @wembleystadium
Location: Wembley Stadium, Wembley HA9 0WS

Overview
Wembley Stadium enjoys a strange position in the British psyche. For football fans it's most significant as the scene of England's only World Cup win back in 1966, as well as numerous pitch invasions by angry/jubilant Scottish fans whenever their national team came down to play. Plus, a generation of British b ... (continue... )



Lord's Cricket Ground

General Information
NFT Map: 76
Main switchboard: 020 7616 8500
Ticket Office: 020 7432 1000
Lord's website: www.lords.org or @HomeOfCricket
England Cricket Board: www.ecb.co.uk or @ECB_cricket
Middlesex County Cricket Club: www.middlesexccc.com or @Middlesex_CCC
Location: St John's Wood, London NW8 8QN.

Overview
Even if you know nothing about cricket, don't be put off coming to Lord's. Yes, some games last for five days, and yes, ... (continue... )



The Oval

General Information
NFT Map: 135
Telephone: 0844 375 1845
Website: www.kiaoval.com or @surreycricket
Location: The Kia Oval, Kennington, London, SE11 5SS

Overview
What better way to while away a sunny summer's day than at The Oval cricket ground, typically alongside hundreds of other shirkers who also called in sick? The Oval is one of London's twin icons of the game, alongside Lord's in North London, and boasts a rich history stretching all the ... (continue... )



Twickenham Stadium

General Information
Website: www.englandrugby.com/twickenham
Phone: 020 8892 8877
Location: Twickenham Stadium, Whitton Road, Twickenham, TW2 7BA

Overview
The home of English rugby, Twickenham is a behemoth of a stadium. An ugly chunk of concrete seemingly dumped from a great height onto a quiet London suburb, Twickenham lacks the charm and character of Ireland's Landsdowne Road and Scotland's Murrayfield, and has been all but pushed to the sidelines ... (continue... )