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Sporting Spectacle: 7 Reasons to Visit London this Summer of 2024 (Hint: It’s NOT the Paris Olympics)

Written by Diana Santos

If you’re a sports enthusiast, you’d want to be in Europe this summer. The Paris Olympics will happen this July and that will bring a lot of unforgettable events that sports lovers would want to be a part of.

But before you head off to Paris for the sporting festivities, why not visit London first?

London is also gearing up for a couple of sporting events and it’s a great way to start a very athletic summer in Europe. It’s only 3 hours away from Paris by train so you won’t be late once the Olympics come into full swing.

In this article, you’ll discover 7 reasons why London is the supreme summer destination this 2024 – maybe even more so than Paris.

7 Reasons Why Sports Enthusiasts Should Visit London

Although the Paris Olympics is taking centre stage (making it higher on your list), there are also a lot of sports activities happening in London this summer. You might find these activities more entertaining compared to the crowded options happening in Paris.

According to the London government website, 7 sporting events are scheduled around the city. You can time your visit so you can witness these sporting events.

The 2024 European Professional Club Rugby Finals (May 24-25, 2024)

May is not technically summer yet but it’s an early start to a sporty season. On May 24 and 25, the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will host the 2024 EPCR Challenge Cup and the Investec Champions Cup final, respectively.

This back-to-back event will show the biggest European and South African clubs battle it out to see who’s the best rugby team this year. The finale is right here in London and it’ll be an incredible match that you don’t want to miss.

If you’re looking for a place to stay, here are some options that are nearest the stadium.

Penthouse with Views of Alexandra Palace 

Finsbury Park Retreat: Modern Comfort

The UEFA Champions League Final (June 1, 2024)

The summer season in London starts with a bang because Wembley Stadium is hosting the finale of the 69th edition of the biggest European club football tournament. The UEFA Champions League is a prestigious tournament that started last June 2023 and will culminate this summer of 2024. All 32 teams have been competing for a year and it will all end at the “Home of Football” in London. The two teams competing for the 69th edition of the tournament will meet head-on – and it will be a very exciting event indeed.

If you want to stay right in the middle of the action, make sure you’re booked somewhere near the area of Wembley. We’ve got a couple of rental properties you can consider.

Gorgeous Wembley Flat 

Stunning Waterside Apartment near Wembley 

MLB World Tour (June 8-9, 2024)

The MLB World Tour is coming to London this summer. You can witness two epic games between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies right at the London Stadium.

The last time that the MLB came to London was back in 2019 – so if you’re a fan, this is a great opportunity to witness an incredible game. According to reports, you can expect more than just a game. You’ll get the whole MLB experience through live entertainment and ballpark food.

If you want to witness this sporting event, here are nearby rental properties that you can choose to stay in.

Stylish Hackney Wick Home

Rockstar Fish Island Penthouse 

The Diamond League (July 20, 2024)

World Athletics has chosen London as part of the 2024 Wanda Diamond League. The 15th series of outdoor track and field meetings started in Xiamen last April 20 and will travel to Shanghai, Doha, Rabat, Eugene, Oslo, Stockholm, Paris, Monaco and London before the athletes head to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. After the Olympics, the series will continue to Lausanne, Silesia, Rome, Zurich and Brussels for the season finals.

If you want to witness the London event, be there by July 20. This one-day global track and field meet will take place at the London Stadium. If you’re looking for a place to stay near the stadium, we’ve got a couple of options for you.

Vibrant Hackney Wick & Olympic Park Maisonette

Swanky Stratford Duplex Apartment 

The London ePrix (July 20-21, 2024)

Formula E is happening in London this 2024 – right at the Excel Exhibition Centre and Royal Victoria Dock. The 2-day London ePrix event will happen on July 20 to 21, 2024. The unique track in London is perfect for the emissions-free nature of the vehicles being used.

Along with the final race, other events are happening to provide entertainment. There’s a gaming arena, live music and more.

If you’d like to take part in this incredible event, check out accommodations nearby so it’ll be easier to participate in the 2-day event. Here are options you can look into.

Chic Studio Living in London City Island 

Canning Town Pied-à-Terre

USA Basketball Men’s National Team (July 20 and 22, 2024)

Basketball fans would be delighted to know that the USA Men’s Basketball Team will have a showcase event this July at The O2. The 2024 USA Basketball Showcase will be like a prelude to the Paris Olympics. The team will play a couple of games for 2 days, July 20 (Saturday) and 22 (Monday).

If you want to watch this event, visit London this July. Here are accommodation options you can choose from.

Canary Wharf Retreat with Free Secure Parking

New Development Canary Wharf Flat

NFL International Series (2024)

The National Football League is coming to London! The NFL London Games is set to happen in 2 different venues. The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will host their designated teams Chicago Bears and the Minnesota Vikings while Wembley Stadium will host the Jacksonville Jaguars.

They have yet to announce when the events will take place. Once they do, you’d probably want to book accommodations near the stadiums. Here are the options you can choose from.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Skyline Oasis

Wembley Stadium Classy Cricklewood Home 

Choose the Right Property in London

Don’t miss out on the sporting spectacles happening around London. The city has so much to offer so make sure you find the right accommodations to access the rest of the city. You can enjoy the vibrant culture, incredible markets and tourist hotspots even after these sporting events.

City Relay manages properties all around the city. Get in touch with us so we can help you find the perfect spot for your summer getaway in London. Our expert property management services will ensure that your stay will be pleasant, convenient and memorable.

Use our interactive platform to find a property to rent.

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