Six Tips to Get Your Summer Sporting Fix in London

Summer in London isn't just about picnics in the park and rooftop cocktails—it's also a prime time for sporting events in the city. Particularly in 2024. From the excitement of international cricket to the prestigious Wimbledon Championships, the summer of '24 promises a pick 'n' mix of spectactating opportunities. Whether you're a devoted fan or simply eager to soak up the sporting atmosphere, here are six tips to ensure you get your summer sporting fix in London.
  • Secure Your Tickets Early: As the mercury rises, so does the demand for tickets to London's hottest sporting events. Whether it's the iconic Wimbledon tennis tournament, the exhilarating cricket matches at Lord's, or the adrenaline-fueled rugby clashes, securing your tickets well in advance is essential. Stay with The Standard, London this summer & gain access to our Concierge's contacts - they've got the hookup for VIP & hospitality tickets (additional price & subject to availability). 

  • Football Fever at Euro 2024: Predicted to sweep across London as the UEFA European Championship takes place in Germany this year. From the roar of the crowd at fanzones at Wembley Stadium (30-mins from the hotel) to immersing yourself in the atmosphere at local pubs, don your team colors, join the chants, and experience the thrill of football in the heart of London.

  • Cheer on the Athletes at the Summer Olympics: Experience the magic of the Summer Olympics as London welcomes athletes from around the globe to compete in an array of sports. While the main event takes place in Paris (The Standard, London is just 3-minutes from the Eurostar & Kings Cross St Pancras International train station), London will host various Olympic events, including football matches and marathons.  Catch the Olympic spirit at The Standard, London's neighbouring Coal Drops Yard hosts Team GB's official Fanzone viewing parties. Cheer on your favourite athletes as they go for gold.

  • Outdoor Adventures: Embrace the summer sunshine with a host of outdoor sporting activities scattered throughout London. From kayaking along the Thames to cycling through Royal Parks, paddleboarding in Hampstead Heath ponds to outdoor yoga sessions in picturesque settings, there's no shortage of ways to get moving.

  • Wimbledon: Following Zendaya's recent role in Challengers, the heat is on. Follow the Wimbledon action this Summer; whether you're hitting Centrecourt, picnicking on Murray Mound or want a comfortable spot in Double Standard to watch the action, the city has got tennis fever. 

  • NFL Autumn: This October, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (30-mins from The Standard, London) plays host to the Chicago Bears & Minnesota Vikings as part of the 2024 International Series.  


Dive headfirst into the 2024 games with an exclusive package at The Standard, London. Get spectator-ready for the biggest sporting events of the year, including Euros, Olympics, and Wimbledon, with luxury digs and killer city views. Nestle into the heart of London for a sleepover where you're just a skip away from the Eurostar and King's Cross St Pancras. Rise and shine, because you'll be right in the midst of all the action. Book Now. 


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