A Gift Guide for Mother’s Day

Has it creeped up on you once again this year? Have you forgot to buy that special gift? Don’t worry, here at Engage we have you covered with a wide variety of entertainment and hospitality options for you to show your mum some love this Mother’s Day. What better way to show her you care by treating her to a hospitality package at her favourite event.


It’s your chance to show your mum how much you appreciate everything she does for you. Go big with a hospitality ticket at our range of concerts. These include the world-famous Taylor Swift Eras Tour, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band’s tour, Coldplay or even a trip to the Royal Albert Concert Hall. With numerous packages, locations and dates available watch your mum’s favourite performers from the best seats in the house.

Chelsea Flower Show

Here at Engage we have something for everyone to enjoy. If music isn’t your mum’s thing, why not treat her to a trip to the annual Chelsea Flower Show with five days of indulging in the beauty of the natural world. From the 21st to the 25th of May, experience Engage’s Spring Garden with private chalets for you and others to enjoy both the stunning nature on show as well as a London fine dining experience. The Spring Garden menu has been put together by none other than Australian Chef Skye Gyngell, famous for her unique cooking style creating dishes inspired by what she saw growing and blossoming around her. It will be a week like no other.

Michael McIntyre

Fancy a more humorous day out? A Michael McIntyre comedy show might be right up your mum’s street. Enjoy his brand-new show MACNIFICENT from the best view at the O2 Arena as the London man tours for the first time in 5 years. Previous tours saw him sell over 4 million tickets and if you fancy making your mum laugh this Mother’s Day, you can’t miss this.

Sports Gifts

Is mum more of a sports fan? Engage offer a wide selection of sporting events throughout the year with a wide range of hospitality options for everyone. Summer is just around the corner, and you can’t let her miss these brilliant events that will make the perfect gift.

Bask in the summer sun with strawberries and cream at the World’s most prestigious and oldest tennis tournament. That’s right, Wimbledon is back from the 1st until the 14th of July 2024. What better way to treat your mum than hospitality seats on centre court watching the best players on the planet battle it out for the famous honours. Wimbledon is a title won by greats including Roger Federer, Billie Jean King, Serena Williams, Boris Becker, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and many more.

If tennis isn’t the preferred summer sport, how about the famous Henley Royal Regatta? 5 days of the most iconic rowing event in the country located in Henley on Thames, the perfect place for a summer’s day out. From the 2nd of July until the 6th dress up in your finest summer clothes and come down to the riverside to spectate the high-quality racing on show. You will be treated to a fine dining experience with tremendous views of the races in our well-renowned ICON enclosures and Temple Island. The perfect day out that she is sure to love.

Whether it’s music, sport or a more cultural hospitality experience your mum is looking for, here at Engage there is plenty on offer. Show your mum some love this Mother’s Day with one our wonderful hospitality packages. We can assure you that no matter what you book with us, you will not be disappointed. So, what are you waiting for?

The biggest ICON events to look forward to in 2024

It’s a new year which can only mean one thing – we’ve got another cracking 12 months of sport to look forward to!

2023 will take some beating but you’re in for a treat this year, with plenty of sensational rugby, horse racing, cricket and formula one action on the horizon, plus loads more.

So, to make things easy, we’ve put all of our biggest events together in one place.

Six Nations

An epic year of sport wouldn’t be the same without the Six Nations. The 2024 edition kicks off on Friday 2nd February as last year’s champions Ireland cross the channel to take on France.

They’ll be without Johnny Sexton following his retirement but having won all five games last time out, they’ll fancy their chances at retaining their crown. England get their campaign underway against Italy in Rome before they welcome Wales to Twickenham for their first home game on 10th February.

Steve Borthwick’s side only managed two wins in the 2023 competition but they’re looking to build on a positive World Cup campaign that saw them narrowly miss out on the final.

Whether you fancy cheering on one of the home nations or you’re looking for a trip abroad, you can watch the action from the best seats in the house with our exclusive hospitality packages.

Autumn Nations

The Autumn Internationals return later this year and England have four home games to look forward to. First up they’ll take on World Cup finalists New Zealand on 2nd November before hosting Australia the following weekend.

England will be looking to avenge their World Cup semi-final defeat in their third game against South Africa and they’ll then play a fourth and final game against an emerging nation, with the opponent yet to be confirmed.

Fireworks go off over Twickenham as England and Wales come from the tunnel ahead of their Summer Nations Series fixture in preparation for the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Autumn Nations Hospitality

Horse Racing

As we wave goodbye to winter and finally say hello to spring, all eyes will be on the Cheltenham Festival. The iconic four-day event kicks off on Tuesday 12th March, with the headline Gold Cup stealing the show on the Friday.

Our ICON facility offers a unique experience with famous racing stars, exclusive food and drinks packages and the best views from a private balcony.

And when summer arrives and the sun comes out later in the year, racing fans will dress to impress as they flock to Berkshire for more action at Royal Ascot. The prestigious festival sees five days of incredible racing get underway on Tuesday 18th June, with the Gold Cup traditionally taking place on day three.

Enjoy a VIP dining experience in our ICON facility or treat yourself to a luxurious private box overlooking the racecourse so you don’t miss a second of the action.


2023 saw a mixed year for English cricket and they’ll be looking to come back with a bang in all formats this time out. Ben Stokes and co. impressed in an entertaining Ashes series against Australia and we’ve got another two thrilling Tests to look forward to this summer.

First up, England host the West Indies in a three-match series that kicks off at Lord’s on Wednesday 10th July before heading to Trent Bridge and Edgbaston. And if that’s not enough, they’ll take on Sri Lanka later this year at Old Trafford, Lord’s and the Oval.

While Test fans were treated last year, England weren’t quite as successful in white ball cricket. They struggled at the ODI World Cup in India, finishing seventh after losing six of their nine matches.

They’ll be looking to make amends at the T20 World Cup in June and they host Pakistan in a four-match warm-up series in May, with the final game taking place at the Oval.

Following the tournament in the West Indies and the USA, England welcome Australia to these shores. The old rivals will first go head-to-head in a T20 series that ends at Old Trafford on 15th September, before a countrywide ODI series comes to a close at Lord’s.

Formula One

Max Verstappen is targeting a fourth consecutive F1 title this year having dominated in 2023 to secure the championship. He won at Silverstone for the first time and he’ll be looking to do it again this summer at the British Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton will be keen to stop him as he targets a record eight F1 title. The Mercedes driver is in the twilight of his career and it would be a fitting end if he could go out on a high by winning the British Grand Prix for the ninth time.

This year’s race takes place on Sunday 7th July, with the weekend kicking off on the Friday. And if you feel like watching it in style, why not take advantage of our luxury hospitality experiences?

ICON Golf Day

The ICON golf day is one of the biggest events in the Engage calendar and 2024 is no different, with not one but two chances to get involved.

Join us at The Grove and play on a state-of-the-art golf course that has hosted The Masters, Barack Obama and was the scene of Tiger Woods winning a World Golf Championship event back in 2006.

The unforgettable event features 18 holes of top-class golf, exclusive food and drink experiences on every hole, celebrity guests and plenty more. We’ve got two events taking place this year on Thursday 9th May and Wednesday 18th September, so if you fancy being a part of the action, enquire today to book your place.

Rising Sports Stars of 2024

Just like that, 2024 is here! After a year of action-packed sporting drama, another year of similar excitement is on the way which includes the 2024 Paris Olympics, Euro 2024, the 2024 Six Nations and many more events to keep you entertained throughout the year. In what could be a breakthrough year for many young stars, we look at the up and coming sports stars who could announce their name to the world on some of the biggest stages.

Jude Bellingham

At only 20 years old the Englishman has been discussed as one of the best footballers in the world. The midfielder began his career at Birmingham City before making the move to Borussia Dortmund followed by a €103 million move to Real Madrid in the summer of 2023.

Questions were raised about how he would perform on such a huge stage for one of the biggest clubs in the world, however, he has certainly proved his doubters wrong. With 17 goals this season in all competitions, the youngster is tipped as one of World Football’s biggest rising stars and rightly so. Will he be even better in 2024 and help England to European glory?

Jannik Sinner

With Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal coming to the end of their illustrious careers and Roger Federer having already retired, a new era for tennis is brewing. This new era already seems to be bringing through some incredibly talented youngsters.

There is a lot of excitement surrounding Carlos Alcaraz after his victory over Djokovic for his first grand slam, however, Jannik Sinner could prove some competition for the Spaniard. At 22 years of age, he is ranked number 4 in the world by the ATP and is the highest ranked Italian male player in history. Tipped by many to be the one to surpass Djokovic’s incredible achievements alongside Alcaraz, he will certainly be targeting his first grand slam in 2024.

Ben Earl

England’s Rugby World Cup campaign certainly exceeded expectations after making it as far as the semi-finals and a one point defeat to South Africa. One man who played a pivotal role in the side was Ben Earl.

The 25 year old Saracens flanker made 39 carries, had a tackle success rate of 83% and was termed by many as one of England’s standout players this year; he will be a real asset to both the North London club and England in 2024. With that said, Earl’s injury last month was cause for concern on whether the flanker would be available for the Six Nations this year, however, positive news from a scan suggests he will return in January, just in time for the famous competition.

Tom Kim

With three PGA Tour wins and victories on both the Asian and Korean Tours, Tom Kim has announced himself as a player for the future.

The South Korean is only 21 years old but so far he has taken the golfing world by storm after victory in the Wyndham Championship in the 2021/22 season as well as 9 top tens in the 2022/23 season. Ranked 11th in the world at the moment, he will be keen to move up the rankings in 2024 as well as the possibility of a Major on the not so distant horizon.

Yasmin Ingham

With 2024 being an Olympic Year, plenty of sportspeople will be eyeing up success following in the footsteps of their heroes. For Yasmin Ingham, it will certainly be the same in equestrian. The 26 year-old from the Isle of Man will be looking to add Olympic Gold to her 2022 World Championship Individual victory as well as her European Team Eventing Gold in 2023. After a slightly inconsistent 2023, will she be able to add Olympic success to her World and European honours in 2024?

After another year of incredible sporting drama, 2023 has come to an end. However, with plenty of ‘ones to watch’ in a wide range of sports, 2024 promises to be a blockbuster year of action with major events coming thick and fast. Who do you think will be the breakthrough star in 2024? Why not find out from the best seats in the house with Engage Hospitality.

Curing the January Blues With Fantastic Events

The most exciting time of the year is almost upon us. The festive season is in full swing with events on show to entertain everyone.

However, once the festivities are done and the cold January weather dampens our mood, what events are going to cure the January Blues with Engage Hospitality?

Premier League and FA Cup

Starting with the football, there is non-stop Premier League action to begin the New Year with fixtures almost every week including Manchester United vs Tottenham on the 14th as well as Liverpool vs Chelsea on the 31st . Not to mention, the third round of the FA Cup when the Premier League sides join the competition. There have been some tasty draws to say the least with Arsenal hosting Liverpool on the 7th and the return of the Tyne-Wear Derby, after an eight-year absence, as Newcastle travel to Sunderland on the 6th . Will we see new title contender and cup upsets in the first month of the year?

WSL and FA Women’s Cup

Just as the men’s football is action-packed, the women’s game will see games coming thick and fast over January. The Women’s Super League is well underway and the excitement around the title race is building. There is a 4-way battle for the trophy as Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City all find themselves within four points of each other.

The 14th of January also sees the FA Women’s Cup fourth round ties where the Super League teams will join the competition. Holders Chelsea will play host to West Ham United Women in a bid to defend their title.

Australian Open

Tennis fan? You won’t be disappointed as the world’s best will travel to the Southeast Coast of Australia to take part in the famous Australian Open.

From the 14th of January until the 28th, players from all over the world will battle it out in Melbourne in the hope of winning the first Grand Slam of the year. Both Novak Djokovic and Aryna Sabalenka will be back to defend their titles as they will be met with challenges from Wimbledon Champion Carlos Alcaraz and World Number One Iga Swiatek with all four gunning for the prestigious title.

Rafael Nadal has also entered the tournament after announcing this could be the start of the Spaniard’s final world tour before retirement.

Cirque Du Soleil

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, roll up to the circus with Engage Hospitality. That’s right, forget all your January woes by enjoying the Cirque Du Soleil. Perfect for all ages, Cirque Du Soleil is for all to enjoy from January the 11th until March 3rd in London.

It is the largest contemporary circus and on show will be incredible acrobatics, marvellous outfits, great laughs and an interesting storyline that will have you engrossed as if you are part of the act itself. So why not come and watch the circus with all of the family this January from the best seats in the house?


Is the circus not your thing? Want another way to get rid of the January blues? Why not dance and sing them away with Engage Hospitality’s range of music tours coming your way in 2024 including the highly anticipated Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour. The American Singer Songwriter took the US by storm in 2023 with her stunning costume changes and long-winded performances.

Other tours include Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Liam Gallagher’s ‘Definitely Maybe’ Tour, Coldplay’s ‘Music of the Spheres’ Tour and more!

Engage are also the official hospitality partners of The Brit Awards 2024 with Mastercard, why not join us in the best seats in the house to see some stunning performances and some of Britain’s best artists rewarded with the famous honour. So, there you have it, whether it’s sport or entertainment, there are plenty of opportunities to cure the January Blues with Engage Hospitality. From football to the circus Engage have you covered from the best seats in the house!

Looking back on a wonderful year for British women’s sport

We’re edging closer to the end of the year and as 2023 draws to its conclusion, it brings a close to another phenomenal 12 months for British women’s sport.

Following World Cup campaigns in football, cricket and netball, as well as the Six Nations and World Athletics Championships, we’ve taken a look back at this year’s key moments in women’s sport.

Lionesses suffer World Cup final heartbreak

Football finally came home last summer as the Lionesses won the European Championships – and they came so close to repeating their heroics a year later. Sarina Wiegman has revolutionised England since taking charge in 2021 but her side fell at the final hurdle as they lost to Spain in the World Cup final.

England stormed through the group stage at the tournament in Australia and New Zealand, winning all three of their games and conceding just once. They needed a penalty shootout to beat Nigeria in the last 16 before they came from behind to knock out Colombia in the quarter-finals.

Goals from Ella Toone, Lauren Hemp and Alessia Russo saw them beat hosts Australia in the semis. Sadly, the final was a step too far as they narrowly lost 1-0 to Spain in Sydney.

Mary Earps, who won the tournament’s Golden Glove award, offered hope in the final as she saved a penalty from Jenni Hermoso but England weren’t able to find a breakthrough. Despite only finishing as runners-up, the Lionesses once again united the nation.

Their positive World Cup campaign followed up their triumph in the first ever Women’s Finalissima back in April, in which they beat Brazil on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

England suffered further heartbreak this week as they missed out on next year’s Olympics despite a 6-0 thrashing of Scotland. But following an amazing few years for the women’s team, it’s clear the future is incredibly bright.

England dominate in Six Nations win

While the men’s rugby team came close to success in the World Cup, it was also an impressive year for their female counterparts. The Red Roses claimed this year’s Six Nations as they swept all before them, winning all five matches and conceding just seven tries in the process.

Only France ran them close as England edged their final match 38-33. The rest of the nations managed a combined 15 points between them against the champions as England claimed the title for the 18th time.

Saracens star Marlie Packer led the way as she finished top of the scoring charts with 35 points and seven tries. Just behind her was winger Abby Dow, whose six tries contributed to her 30 points.

England are looking in good shape and they’ll fancy their chances at a third World Cup title when they host the competition in 2025.

Close but no cigar in the cricket

It was a busy year for the women’s cricket team as they enjoyed an Ashes series against Australia as well as a T20 World Cup out in South Africa.

Sadly, Australia retained the Ashes as defending champions following a fiercely fought 8-8 series draw. The Aussies claimed the only Test match by 89 runs but it was England that dominated from then on.

Nat Sciver-Brunt was crowned player of the series as she scored 271 runs in England’s 2-1 ODI series, while it was the same result in the T20 matches.

In the World Cup, England reached the semi-finals but their dream of a second world title was cut short as South Africa edged them by just six runs. Despite not reaching the final, England enjoyed a good campaign and their 213/5 against Pakistan was the tournament’s highest-scoring winning margin.

Sciver-Brunt finished with 216 runs, the second highest in the tournament, while she also recorded the most boundaries with 28. Meanwhile, our bowling was also strong as Sophie Ecclestone claimed the most wickets with 11.

England run Australia close in Netball World Cup

The Netball World Cup also took place in South Africa and just like the football, England were narrowly beaten in the final.

They enjoyed a dominant run, winning all three games in the first group stage before going unbeaten again in the second round with five wins. Among those victories was a remarkable 56-55 win over 12-time champions Australia thanks to a 100% shooting record from Helen Housby, who won player of the tournament.

England met five-time winners New Zealand in the semi-finals and a 46-40 win set up a final showdown with Australia. Sadly, they couldn’t repeat their heroics as they ultimately lost 61-45.

As well as Housby’s sharp shooting, Eleanor Cardwell also impressed, finishing the tournament with 231 goals.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson claims gold in World Championships

The Athletics World Championships took place in Budapest back in August and for the second time in a row, Katarina Johnson-Thompson came away with heptathlon gold.

The British record-holder will be looking to continue her strong form as she targets a first Olympic medal in Paris next summer.

Elsewhere, Keely Hodgkinson won 800m silver in Budapest, missing out on gold by less than half a second. She’ll be looking to go one better next year having also claimed silver in Tokyo.

As well as strong individual performances on the track, there were also British bronze medals for the women in both the 4x100m and 4x400m relays, as well as a silver in the mixed 4x400m.

Top 5 Sporting Moments of 2023

With 2023 coming to a close and 2024 almost upon us, we look back on what has been a year of scintillating sporting action. In 2023 we were spoilt by some incredible performances as well as inspiration as athletes from a number of sports cemented their legacy in their individual expertise. We have a look at some of the best sporting moments of 2023.

5. A new era for tennis

There was a new name on the Wimbledon trophy as Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz beat Novak Djokovic in the final 3 sets to 2. Only 20 years old, Alcaraz has burst onto the scene and is ranked World Number One.

His brilliant shots and defeat of arguably the greatest tennis player ever has got tennis fans excited that we could be witnessing a great in the making. With two major titles at only 20 years old, could he be the one to surpass Djokovic and Rafael Nadal as their eras come to an end.

4. An enthralling Women’s World Cup

2023 marked the ninth edition of the Women’s World Cup. We were treated to some thrilling spectacles with high class, entertaining football that showcased great goals, huge upsets and inspired a new generation of women’s footballers.

Holding it in Australia and New Zealand was ideal for the sport bringing more viewers to the Women’s game than ever before. Unfortunately, for the Lionesses it wasn’t to be as they were agonisingly defeated by Spain in the final, however, the reigning European Champions did their country proud attracting many new fans and shining a spotlight on women’s football.

3. The Aussies retain the Ashes but not without controversy

In one of the best Ashes Series of all-time it, the series ended in a draw. Not a single game was a one-sided affair with both sides in it right until the end. Gutsy performances from both sides saw the series finish 2-2 as a result of rain ruining England’s chances flipping the scoreline after they found themselves 2-0 down.

With that said, this year’s famous competition had everything; a controversial Jonny Bairstow runout at Lord’s kicked off an already fiery affair. With that incident, Ben Stokes was in the mood, hitting 155 in a 108 seventh wicket stand; however, it wasn’t to be the greatest Ashes innings ever as England ultimately lost by 43 runs.

Meanwhile, Stuart Broad announced that he would be retiring from test cricket in the final game of the series. It was a fairytale ending for the England legend taking the last two wickets as England won the match to draw the series.

2. A record-breaking year for the Springboks

In the 10th Rugby World Cup, it was South Africa who prevailed as they won the tournament for a record-breaking fourth time narrowly beating New Zealand in the final after a tight semi-final against England in two thrilling contests. The World Cup as a whole provided us with sensational games that went right down to the wire.

However, it was heartbreak for Ireland and Johnny Sexton as the Irish captain’s final World Cup ended in defeat to the All Blacks in arguably the game of the tournament with an astonishing 37 phases in the final moments of the game, but it wasn’t enough for Ireland. Nevertheless, it was a World Cup that had it all with wonderful tries, gripping matches and many shock results.

1. Max Verstappen Dominance

An incredible 86.4%-win rate this season, the Dutchman has dominated the world of Formula One in 2023 in unbelievable circumstances. 19 wins out of 22 he cruised his way to the Championship title helping Red Bull win the Constructors Championship alongside it.

He sent records tumbling with most wins in the season, most consecutive wins in a season (9), highest win percentage in a season, first driver to lead over 1000 laps and more. A simply breathtaking campaign, one that may not be beaten for years. Unless he can make it a perfect season in 2024?

So, there you have it, the top 5 sporting moments of 2023. It has been a compelling 2023 and with 2024 on the horizon, sports fans everywhere can’t wait to see what the new year has to bring. Why not watch 2024’s sporting action from the best seats in the house with Engage Hospitality.

Helping you choose the perfect gifts this Christmas

‘Tis the season of celebration, and what better way to share joy than by delighting your loved ones with a thoughtful gift this festive season. Here at Engage, we recognise the significance of quality time spent with loved ones, and we advocate for creating those memorable moments while indulging in excellent hospitality. 

In light of this, we have assembled a special Christmas Gift Guide of four tiers, Bronze to Platinum, to simplify your festive shopping. Whether it’s an evening filled with fantastic artists at Capital’s Summertime Ball, the thrill of festive football, or a summer’s day at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix, we have the ideal gift waiting for you!

Group of Friends Christmas

Christmas Gift Guide

Bronze Tier

Our Bronze tier is tailored for those seeking a fantastic family day out. There’ll be enjoyment for all at these entertaining events. 

Immerse yourself in the excitement of Showdown 4 at the spectacular Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Witness a memorable clash as Saracens take on Harlequins in a day that will linger in the memories of North London. 

Alternatively, embark on a journey to Wembley for an unforgettable day. Be a part of the thrill as two of the finest women’s teams in the country face off in the FA Cup Final.

For those whose hearts beat to the rhythm of music rather than sports, worry not, we’ve got you covered. Experience the magic of Capital’s Summertime Ball in June, where heavyweights like Calvin Harris, Niall Horan, and Anne-Marie headlined in 2023. The promise of another spectacular day awaits next year. 

Silver Tier

In our Silver tier, we present an elevated setting for your loved ones to relish a truly unforgettable day. 

Get ready as the much-anticipated BRIT Awards approach, now confirmed for 2nd March. This prestigious ceremony exudes glamour and promises a stellar lineup of acts for your enjoyment. 

Experience the pinnacle of festive football with premium hospitality. Witness some of the Premier League’s most thrilling fixtures: West Ham travel to Arsenal on Boxing Day and Chelsea host Crystal Palace on the 27th. 

Looking ahead to next summer, mark your calendars for the renowned Chelsea Flower Show in May. Once again, we proudly serve as official hospitality agents for this fabulous event, enabling you to plan and enjoy this spectacular show. 

Gold Tier

Step into the pinnacle of our offerings with the Gold tier, featuring unmissable events on the UK sporting calendar, all enhanced by our prestigious ICON hospitality

Immerse yourself in the excitement of the 2024 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Our ICON facility at the track guarantees an exceptional race weekend experience in a premium setting. 

For an indulgence in glamour, there’s nothing quite like Royal Ascot, a highlight in the horse racing calendar. Make Ladies’ Day truly unforgettable with our exclusive ICON facility. 

Following the excitement of the 2023 Ashes series, gear up for England’s return to test action next summer. Join us at the iconic Lord’s for our outstanding ICON events and witness England take on Sri Lanka in August. 

Platinum Tier

Elevate your Christmas gift-giving with our Platinum tier, designed for those seeking to bestow a truly bucket-list present, which are the unforgettable and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

Delight in Wimbledon like never before with our outstanding debentures. Immerse yourself in the unparalleled atmosphere of the premier tennis tournament, seated in the best positions in the house. 

Monaco, a jewel in the F1 calendar, takes on a whole new dimension with our exceptional hospitality packages. Ensure you experience this iconic race to the fullest. 

For the golf enthusiasts in your family, grant them access to the pinnacle of golfing excellence at The Masters. Don’t miss a moment of the Augusta thrills with our range of hospitality options. 

Biggest events in London for 2023

As the joys of Christmas make way for January blues, there is no better time to fill your diary with fun events for the future.

London can genuinely lay claim to being the event capital of the world, with its host of world-renowned venues showcasing the very best music concerts and sporting spectacles the world has to offer.

2023 promises to be a stellar year for live shows, as well as annual events such as Wimbledon and The Chelsea Flower Show, London will frequently attract the biggest stars in entertainment for one-off events all year round.

Below is a list of 10 London events to look out for in 2023.

The Championships, Wimbledon

The most prestigious tennis tournament in the world and it’s right on our doorstep! Every year SW19 welcomes 500,000 fans from all around the globe for two weeks in July for non-stop tennis action.

Last year’s winners were Novak Djokovic in the Men’s Singles and Elena Rybakina in the Women’s Singles, and they will be desperate to defend their titles at the 2023 tournament.

However, regardless of who comes out on top, The Championships, Wimbledon offers a fan experience like no other, from its serving of traditional strawberries and cream to the array of celebrity attendees that can be spotted around the grounds.

Will Andy Murray return for one last hurrah, can Emma Radacanu rediscover her 2021 US Open form and will Rafa or Novak reign supreme on Centre Court? All will be revealed at The Championships, Wimbledon 2023.

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Harry Styles – Wembley

Global pop superstar Harry Styles will be strutting the Wembley stage, flares and all, come June 2023 for his Love on Tour.

The multiple Brit Award winner enjoyed a stellar 2022 with the release of his third album Harry’s House, which debuted atop the US and UK charts and won the MTV Music Award for Album of the Year.

The former One Direction singer also performed 15 sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden in New York in 2022. To mark the achievement, a permanent banner was raised in his honour inside the venue, he is only the third artist to be honoured in such a way.

His homecoming at Wembley Stadium in 2023 will be a must-see event for any self-respecting Styles fan.

Wembley Concert

Wembley Concerts

FA Cup Final

It’s the oldest competition in world football, and, every year, despite the naysayers, we always get caught up in the magic of the cup. 2023 will be no different, with the promise of giant killings, rundown stadiums and special goals all the way to the final at Wembley.

Last year’s final between Chelsea and Liverpool went all the way to a penalty shootout as The Reds came out on top. It’s a trophy every team in the league wants to win, and the 2023 final in June will be no different.

From Steven Gerrard’s long-range strike for Liverpool in 2006 to Ricky Villa’s solo goal for Tottenham in 1981, the FA Cup Final always produces famous goals and memorable moments for fans of the beautiful game.

Wembley Pitch FA Cup Final

FA Cup Final

Chelsea Flower Show

The world’s greatest flower show includes show gardens designed by leading names, epic floral displays and an unrivalled shopping experience.

Between May 23-27 in 2023, the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea will provide horticultural inspiration for its guests, which, last year, paid tribute to The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with laser-cut steel silhouettes of her late Majesty, surrounded by 70 planted terracotta pots planted with Lily of the Valley, the Queen’s favourite flower.

The 2023 show will be the first since The Queen’s passing so it’s safe to say a floral tribute to her late Majesty will be on display, amidst the many other breathtaking gardens.

The Ashes

It’s back, four years since the last Ashes Series in England which ended in a 2-2 draw, with Australia retaining the old trophy having won the 2017-18 series.

After England’s last Ashes humiliation in Australia, a 4-0 defeat, Ben Stoke’s men will be looking for revenge under new coach Brendon McCullum who led England to an unbeaten 2022 after he took charge in March.

With Lord’s and The Oval playing host to two of the five Test matches, London is the place to be to witness England’s road to redemption.

Hanz Zimmer Live – 02

The prolific film composer is performing two shows in June at the O2 in Greenwich with music from films including, The Lion King, Inception, Gladiator, the Dark Knight trilogy and the Pirates of the Caribbean.

The German-born musician has two Oscars to his name and is widely regarded as the greatest film composer of all time.

He rose to fame following the success of his first Hollywood feature score in Rain Man in 1988.

150 films later and Zimmer is still the most in-demand film composer in Hollywood. More recently, however, he has turned to other projects outside of the film industry, including the BBC television series Blue Planet II, for which he composed the score in 2017.

All of this and much more besides can be heard at the O2, performed by world-class musicians.

MLB World Tour London Series

Baseball is very much riding along the coattails of the NFL in this country, following a surge in popularity in the UK in recent years.

In June, St Louis Cardinals will play the Chicago Cubs at the London Stadium in a two-game series in Stratford.

The MLB London series has become a regular fixture on the London sporting calendar since its launch in 2019, when the New York Yankees faced the Boston Red Sox, in the first official MLB game in Europe.

Now it’s the turn of the Cardinals and the Cubs who have 11 and three World Series Championships respectively. The two will compete at the former Olympic Stadium which will transform into an authentic ballpark – don’t forget to bring your mitt!

MLB Pitch

MLB London Series

BBC Proms

From July to September the biggest names in classical music will descend upon The Royal Albert Hall in Kensington for a festival of music.

Across the eight-week summer season, daily orchestral concerts will be held culminating in the famous last night, where typically popular classics and patriotic British pieces will be performed.

Not much has been revealed ahead of the 2023 edition but the event always celebrates the anniversaries of preeminent composers. For instance, in 2022 many pieces were dedicated to the British composer Ralph Vaughn Williams to mark his 150th birthday.

The festival doesn’t only attract classical music buffs, movie themes feature regularly in the Proms programme. In 2011, Keith Lockhart famously conducted music from various James Bond films ending with rapturous applause.

NFL London Games

Typically held in the Autumn, America’s game will return to the capital for its NFL London Games. In the past matches have been held at Wembley and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Teams are yet to be announced, but last year the Saints, Giants, Packers, Broncos, Jaguars and Vikings all competed in London.

The first ever London series game was played in 2007 at Wembley when the New Giants defeated the Miami Dolphins 13-10.

Since then London has annually sold out crowds for NFL games, featuring half-time shows and immersive fan parks to give Brits a proper Gridiron experience.

Such is the popularity of the event, rumours persist that one day London will have its own NFL franchise to support. Until that day comes, UK fans will continue to flock to the likes of Wembley Stadium to support their US team of choice.


NFL London

Arctic Monkeys – Emirates Stadium

The boys from Sheffield are back following the release of their seventh studio album The Car, which peaked at No. 2 in the UK album charts behind Taylor Swift’s Midnights.

The seven-time Brit award winners have reinvented themselves over the years, from their garage rock upstart in 2006 with their debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, to the lounge pop tone of Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino in 2017.

The Monkeys have headlined Glastonbury twice in 2007 and 2013 respectively, and are heavily rumoured to do so again in 2023.

Frequently lauded as one of the best bands of all time, even Bob Dylan has claimed to have made “special efforts” to see them live.

Arctic Monkeys

So there we have it, the top 10 London events to look out for in 2023. In truth, there will be hundreds of worthwhile events to see across the capital but the above will certainly be among the most in demand.

You can’t be a part of music or sporting history from your armchair, for a truly unforgettable 2023 why not book a once-in-a-lifetime event, one that can be experienced and treasured forever, whether it be The Ashes at Lord’s or Harry Styles at Wembley.

Top 10 Sporting Highlights of 2022

After two years of interruption due to the pandemic, 2022 promised much with its packed roster of sporting events and capacity crowds.

Elite-level competition will always be compelling to watch, from Wimbledon to Silverstone, The Grand National to the Premier League. However, 2022 produced much more than notable sporting triumphs and jaw-dropping statistics.

It was the year that sport became about storytelling again, whether it be honouring a tennis legend in one final match or celebrating England’s Lionesses ending 56 years of hurt.

Skill and technique can be admired in the moment, but witnessing the final act of a sporting drama is what elevates a great fan experience to one of those, ‘I was there’, once in a lifetime moments. So, without further ado, here are the Top 10 sporting highlights of 2022.

Winter Olympics – Curling to glory

It seems like a long time ago now but this year began with the 2022 Winter Olympic games in Beijing.

There wasn’t much to shout about from a Team GB perspective, as they fell below the 3-7 medal target set by UK Sport. In total, the team won two medals, both in curling, a Silver for the men’s team and a Gold for the women’s event.

It was the first time in 20 years that Great Britain had claimed Gold in the women’s curling. Captain Eve Muirhead led Team GB in her fourth Winter Olympics and, in doing so, has become Scotland’s most decorated curler; achieving medal successes at the World Championships, European Championships and, of course, the Olympic Games.

Italy shock Six Nations

Every Six Nations Italy always provides bravado, passion and a jaw-dropping national anthem, but their performances on the pitch always leave something to be desired. That was until the 2022 Six Nations in March, when the Azzurri defeated defending champions Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. The victory ended a seven-year losing streak for the Italians and was claimed in dramatic fashion with a last-gasp try from fullback Edoardo Padovani before Paolo Garbisi converted the decisive kick, sending the Italian fans into raptures.

The 21-22 defeat for Wales was their first against the Italians on home soil in the Six Nations and their third in total, after losing in the 2003 and 2007 tournaments respectively.

2023 Guinness Six Nations

Twickenham Stadium

First Female Cheltenham Gold Cup Winner

Never in its 200 years has the Cheltenham Gold Cup celebrated a female winner. However, in March 2022, jockey Rachael Blackmore rewrote the history books as she claimed first place riding A Plus Tard to claim the Gold Cup.

The victory follows her triumphs in the Champion Hurdle and the Grand National in 2021, where she became the only female to claim those titles as well.

Her triumph at the Cheltenham Racecourse, which comprises 22 fences over three miles, was made even sweeter as Blackmore finished second the previous year riding A Plus Tard.

The 150th Open Championship

Originally scheduled for 2021, the 150th Open Championship was delayed by a year to ensure it could be played at the “home of golf,” on the Old Course at St Andrews, Scotland. The 2020 event had been cancelled due to Covid, which meant the 149th edition was played in 2021, at Royal St George’s, Kent.

The occasion celebrated winners from past and present, as the likes of Tom Watson, Sir Nick Faldo and Bill Rogers participated in a Celebration of Champions event before the official tournament teed off.

In the end, the Claret Jug was claimed by 28-year-old Australian Cameron Smith, in one of the great final rounds in Majors history, an unequalled eight-under par to defeat Cameron Young by one and former champion Rory Mcllroy by two.

The landmark Open was particularly poignant for Tiger Woods, as he walked down the fairway of the 18th hole to rapturous applause. This will most likely be the last time Woods contests The Open at St Andrews, a course he has mastered like few else.

St Andrews Golf course
St Andrew’s Golf Course

Ronnie O’Sullivan wins record-equalling 7th World Championship

“I thought at 35 I was done,” said a typically frank Ronnie O’Sullivan after winning his 7th World Snooker Championship, a feat that puts him joint-first with Stephen Hendry on the all-time winners list.

Frequently considered the sport’s most gifted player, O’Sullivan considered retirement in 2011 after losing in the second round to Judd Trump at the UK Championship. Following defeat he stated, “I thought I applied myself today, I feel in a good place and I don’t want to take the shine off Judd but I seriously can’t see me having much longer playing.”

O’Sullivan has been a box office attraction in the world of snooker since he burst onto the scene in 1993, where he won the UK Championship aged 17; the youngest player to achieve this feat to this day.

Fast-forward to May 2022 and O’Sullivan claimed his 7th World Title, defeating Judd Trump 18-13 and The Crucible in Sheffield. The win makes him the oldest World Champion at 46 and brings his total of ‘Triple Crown’ titles to 21, the most prestigious prizes in snooker.

The Lionesses bring football home

After England’s men came so close to claiming Euros glory the previous summer, the Lionesses went one step further, defeating rivals Germany no less, to win England’s first major trophy since 1966, ending 56 years of hurt.

The setting was Wembley, just as it was in 1966, in front of 87,192 fans; a record for a European Championship Final.

The majority of those fans were in good voice for England, especially when Chloe Kelly scored what turned out to be the winning goal, wheeling away in celebration as she removed her jersey proudly displaying her sports bra in a now iconic image for the women’s game.

Germany are eight times champions of this competition and presented England’s toughest test of the tournament. One of the defining moments of the final was Ella Toone’s second half chip over the German keeper Merle Frohms to make it 1-0, a goal deserving to win any final. However, when Germany equalised to make it 1-1 on the 79th minute, the narrative seemed all too familiar.

Unlike tournaments of the past, England held their nerve as Kelly scored the winner in extra time, changing the history of women’s football in this country forever.

Womens Football, England
Womens Football, England

Tour de France

It was a thrilling Tour de France this year which began in Copenhagen, Denmark, a befitting venue as the world’s most prestigious cycling event was eventually won by Dane, Jonas Vingegaard.

He did so by defeating pre-tour favourite and reigning champion Tadej Pogacar, who carried with him an aura of invincibility into the 2022 race. In third place was Tour veteran Gerraint Thomas, who claimed the Yellow Jersey in 2018 but had to settle for third on this occasion.

There were several defining moments throughout the Tour but chief among them in 2022 was Fabio Jakobsen’s epic comeback, from a coma in 2020 to a Tour de France stage winner in 2022.

In the Tour of Poland in 2020 the Dutchman almost lost his life after a horror crash, but on the biggest stage of them all he claimed victory by a whisker, narrowly beating Mads Pedersen and Wout van Aert to the Stage 2 finish line.

England win the T20 World Cup

In November England became the first team in white-ball cricket history to hold both the 50-over World Cup and the T20 World Cup.

The remarkable achievement was once again defined by the heroic exploits of all-rounder Ben Stokes, who scored an unbeaten 52 from 49 balls during the most intense overs of the match.

When history looks back on this era of white-ball dominance from England, which is now ladened with trophies, the clutch batting of Ben Stokes will stand out as a long-lasting memory.

In front of 80,000 fans at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia, England defeated Pakistan to cap off a remarkable year in one day and Test cricket. In doing so, they banished the demons of 2016, when England lost the T20 final to the West Indies, after Stokes was hit for four consecutive sixes in one devastating over.

Since then, however, Stokes’ redemption arc has been the stuff of Hollywood legend, capped off by the T20 World Cup last month.

Federer Farewell

The Swiss maestro finally brought his tennis career to a close, playing in tandem with his great rival and friend Rafael Nadal, at the O2 in London.

Friendly rivals may seem like an oxymoron but that’s what Federer and Nadal are, to see their opposing styles of play on the same side of the net, Nadal, a leftie with grit and determination and Federer, a rightie, with grace and guile, was a sight to behold for the London crowd.

The pair may have lost their doubles encounter in the Laver Cup vs Jack Sock and Frances Tiafoe, but in truth, the result was an irrelevance as the world of tennis paid tribute to arguably its greatest ever player.

Federer finished his career with 20 Grand Slam Titles, one behind Novak Djokovic and two behind Rafael Nadal. He won a record eight men’s singles titles at Wimbledon and a record-tying five US Open titles. In 2009 he completed the career Grand Slam after winning the French Open; a tournament that had eluded him because of the imperious Nadal.

Federer’s farewell marked an end of an era for tennis, for many he is tennis, and that is why his rivals hold him in such high regard, as without Federer, there would be no Novak, no Rafa, no Murray.

The defining image of the occasion was when Federer and Nadal briefly held hands, struggling to hold back the tears as the reality set in that the most important player in the history of the game, would hang up his racket for good.

The World Cup – Messi’s crowning glory

This year’s winter World Cup in Qatar will forever be marred by controversy, before the tournament it was hard to imagine how a positive story could be gleaned from the competition. However, when you invite the world’s greatest players to compete for football’s most prestigious prize, moments of magic are bound to ensue, in spite of major issues away from the pitch.

Morocco’s back-to-back knockout victories against Spain and Portugal stands out, as they made history by becoming the first African nation to reach the semi-finals of a World Cup.

Japan caused a shock in their group by defeating Spain and Germany, eliminating the latter from the group stage for a second World Cup in a row.

England would predictably falter at the quarter final stage, losing 2-1 to holders France, who went on to face Messi and Argentina in the final.

The tournament undeniably belonged to Lionel Messi, as the little magician from Rosario scored two in the final  to lead his Argentina side to a third World Cup triumph, arguably cementing his pace as the greatest footballer of all-time.

It was a truly epic final which saw France stage an unlikely comeback courtesy of Kylian Mbappe, who scored two goals to draw the sides level with just 10 minutes remaining of normal time.

The match finished 3-3 after extra time, with Mbappe, Messi’s teammate at PSG, scoring a hat trick. Both star players converted their penalties but it was Argentina who came out on top, solidifying Messi’s legacy as the greatest player of all time.

Lionel Messi, Argentina

Supporting the fight for Ukraine

£17,000+ raised for the Disasters Emergency Committee

With the World Cup now on the eyes of the football world which is often a celebration of countries around the world sharing the global love of of the sport, Engage has been looking at ways to help do our part in supporting Ukraine.

Like the rest of the world, we are shocked and saddened by the continuation of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. We welcome guests from far and wide to our events, as well as hosting events all around the world and we wanted to offer our support and solidarity with the people of Ukraine in a meaningful way, through the Disasters Emergency Committee.

10% of the revenue generated by sales towards England v Ukraine has been raised for the Disasters Emergency Committee.

We support the issues that are important to our team and organisation and we hope our donation of £17,000 to the Disasters Emergency Committee Appeal will help further the incredible support shown by farmers across the UK.

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