London is a sports loving place and millions of fans flock to the city each year to enjoy some of the top events in the sporting calendar. It gets pretty busy during some of the larger events, so it always helps to plan your trip in advance where possible. This guide to some of the biggest and best sports events in 2019 should help you do just that…
2019 FINA/CNSG Diving World Series
London Aquatics Centre / 17th – 19th May
The London Aquatics Centre hosted a wide range of diving and swimming events in 2015, and this year the venue will play host to a key event ahead of 2020’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. For sports fans, this final leg of pre-Olympics preparations is particularly exciting. Wwimming and diving have become particular successes for UK athletes, with the nation winning bronze, silver and gold at recent events.
2019 SLS World Skateboarding Tour
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park / 26th –28th May
Street League Skateboarding might not be known to those outside of the skateboarding world, but to fans it’s a major part of the sporting calendar. Founded in 2010, this competitive series is an international event, as well as boasting the largest cash prize in skateboarding. As the first event of its kind, the World Skateboarding Tour focuses on street skateboarding and grades competitors by their tricks, timing and overall performance, to the delight of crowds from around the globe.
Whether you’re already an established fan or simply want to see something new while staying at the Chilworth Paddington, this is a worthy addition to your itinerary.
All England Club / 1st July – 14th July
Demand for tickets to Wimbledon is so high that being there can often feel like a lottery win – and the event is constantly oversubscribed. Yet whether you get your hands on a ticket for the event itself or not, you can certainly still soak up some of the sporting atmosphere while enjoying our special offers on London hotels. This famous tennis event welcomes everyone from sporting greats to socialites for two weeks of summer fun, and you’ll still be able to view the events in various locations around the city, even if you can’t be there in person.
2019 Major League Baseball
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park / 29th – 30th June
During your stay at the Chilworth Paddington, why not go see a Major League Baseball game in the UK? This rare event is coming to British shores, as the first events of their kind in all of Europe. Stars of the baseball world are already preparing for two days of competition, perfect for indulging in some Americana during your time in London.
2019 ICC Cricket World Cup
The Kia Oval / Lord’s / 30th May – 14th July 2019
England is famed as a nation of cricket fans, so 2019 is sure to be a fun year for London. The summer season will be dominated by the Cricket World Cup, with matches at The Kia Oval and Lord’s. As the fifth time that England and Wales have hosted the event, tickets are in high demand for this prestigious tournament