London Bucket List: Must-see events in the capital in 2024

Latest Events Wednesday September 20, 2023 By: Jack Smith

The UK is renowned for its passion towards live sport and entertainment. From prestigious finals at Wembley to the glamour of a match on the famous Centre Court at Wimbledon, here is your breakdown of the major sporting events happening in London in 2024…

Take in the spine-tingling atmosphere at Twickenham

Found in it’s traditional February and March slot in the sporting calendar, Six Nations rugby will be hosted at Twickenham Stadium again in 2024.

Located in West London, the ‘Home of Rugby’ is one of the capitals most historical venues having hosted some of the sport’s most iconic matches, including the World Cup final as recently as 2015.

At the start of spring Twickenham will host England’s two home fixtures in the 2024 edition of the Six Nations, starting with a crunch match with Wales whom they narrowly beat in London during the build up to the World Cup. Following that they will then go head-to-head with reigning champions Ireland who completed a historic Grand Slam in 2023.

Secure your place at Twickenham in February with ICON hospitality, the best way to enjoy the action and soak up the unique atmosphere before, during and after the game.

Indulge in the tradition of Test Cricket

Sit back, soak up the sun and enjoy the action unfolding as West Indies and Sri Lanka tour England over the summer for two captivating Test series.

London boasts having two of the most iconic cricket venues in the world. Arguably the most recognisable ground in the world, Lord’s Cricket Ground is steeped in history, having hosted a number of famous finals and matches dating back to the 19th century. Every aspiring cricketer dreams of scribing their name on to the famous Honours Boards in each dressing room, establishing the venue as the pinnacle of international cricket.

Across the River Thames, the Kia Oval has also stood the test of time and history to become one of England’s headline venues each summer. Best known for being the birthplace of the Ashes, the ground in South London offers a more raucous atmosphere in comparison to the sense of traditional at Lord’s. Having both gone through redevelopment work in recent years, the two grounds offer a unique cricketing experience in their own distinct ways.

West Indies will be England’s first test opponents in 2024 following the T20 World Cup, with Lord’s hosting the first of three test matches. The last time the two teams faced off West Indies held the edge between the two sides, but England have since discovered a winning formula under the captaincy of Ben Stokes. England will then host Sri Lanka at both venues in London, so don’t miss out on the chance to see ‘Bazball’ up close next summer.

Attend a showpiece final at Wembley Stadium

Every season, fans across the country are itching for their team to make it to Wembley, with the campaign reaching an epic crescendo in May.

In 2024 the excitement for British football fans is taken up a notch with the UEFA Champions League Final being hosted in London. Competed for by the best teams across Europe, the Champions League is the pinnacle of European football with teams such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and reigning champions Manchester City competing to lift the prestigious trophy.

The final of the historic FA Cup will also be held at Wembley Stadium once again in 2024. Manchester City are also defending their title in the oldest cup competition in the world after defeating their rivals Manchester United in the final in 2023.

The format of the FA Cup creates magical stories every year as teams across all levels of the English footballing pyramid dream of stepping out at Wembley for the final, making it a special occasion when the last two remaining teams face off at the end of the season.

If you are in London then don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to witness the climax to the football season by attending the glamorous Champions League and FA Cup finals in May.

The Championships, Wimbledon: The perfect summer day out in London

Not many events are more quintessentially British than Wimbledon.

Located on the beautiful grounds at SW19, The Championships are the highlight of the UK grass court season. In 2023, Carlos Alcaraz marked the changing of the guard on the men’s tour when he won his first ever title in a thrilling five-set final.

The action in 2024 looks to be just as exciting with tennis legend Novak Djokovic going for more records, while the next generations of stars such as Carlos Alcaraz, Jannick Sinner and US Open champion Coco Gauff look to make their mark at the most prestigious tournament on the tour.

For tennis fans looking for something a bit different, The Boodles is the hidden gem of the tennis summer season. The event is a five-day long exhibition tournament in the build up to Wimbledon, offering guests a relaxed atmosphere where fans can mingle with star players of the tennis tour.

The stunning grounds at Stoke Park are just 35 minutes away from central London, making it easily accessible and a brilliant summer day out for visitors to the capital.

The London Stadium hosts an authentic baseball experience

Every year Major League Baseball (MLB) heads to London to give fans in the UK a taste of what it’s like to attend a baseball event across the pond.

2024 promises to be another unmissable showdown in East London when NL East rivals New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies go head-to-head in a two-game series.

Built for the London Olympic Games in 2012, the multi-purpose London Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford has been the perfect venue for the games in the capital. The 60,000 capacity stadium offers an incredible backdrop to the baseball action and has been a key part of the MLB’s global strategy to promote the league across the world.

With the MLB London games taking place during the second weekend in June 2024, this is a unique event that transports fans in London to the United States with American inspired stalls, street food and entertainment to give everyone involved an unforgettable sporting day out.

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