5 London sporting event venues: From locker rooms to pitch side tours

Consider these events venues where sports fans can walk in the footsteps of their heroes, whether it's a sneak peek at a football locker room, swinging a bat in the nets or cream tea beside a cricket pitch.

Whether it's a sneak peek at a football locker room, or a pitch side tour, sports fans yearn for the chance to breathe in the atmosphere of some of the world's leading sports venues. It's an opportunity to walk on the hallowed turf, in the footsteps of our sporting hereos, and among some of the best events spaces that London has to offer.

Wembley Stadium

Location: North London.
Conference capacity: Space for around 5,490 delegates.
Facilities: 170 event spaces, including 160 executive boxes.
Home team: The England football team and the temporary home of Tottenham Hotspur.
Did you know? The original stadium was constructed as part of the 1924 British Empire Exhibition, before it hosted the 1948 Olympics and 1966 World Cup Final.
Incentives: Tours of the stadium and dinner with pitch views for 160 guests.

Wembley Stadium events


Twickenham Stadium

Location: South west London.
Conference capacity: 1,200.
Facilities: 25 dedicated event spaces and 150 Pitch-side meeting rooms.
Home team: The England rugby team.
Did you know? The venue was bought as a humble cabbage patch for just over £5,500 in 1907.
Incentives: BBQ pitch-side, plus tours of the changing room and stadium.

 Events at Twickenham


Lords Cricket Ground

Location: South west London.
Conference capacity: 300 theatre-style or 160 cabaret-style within its largest venue, the Thomas Lord Suite.
Facilities: 16 unique venue spaces and three outdoor spaces for summer events.
Home team: Marylebone Cricket Club.
Did you know? Since 1814, it is the third incarnation of Lord’s Cricket Ground. It’s sporting museum which is the permanent home to the Ashes urn.
Incentives: Lords traditional cream tea, a tour of Lord's and the chance to have a go with a bat in net sessions with the Cricket Academy.

Events at Lords

 

The Queen’s Club

Location: West London.
Conference capacity: 120 delegates.
Facilities: Can host a wide variety of meetings up to an all day professional conference with champagne reception and gala dinner.
Home tournament: Ageon Tennis Championship.
Did you know? The club is named after Queen Victoria and became the world's second multipurpose sports complex in 1866.
Incentives: Organise a tennis tournament on the Queen’s Club’s famous courts and get coaching from a skilled professional.

Conferencing at The Queen’s club


Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium

Location: East London
Conference capacity: From as few as 20 or as many as 60,000 people.
Facilities: Five licensed outdoor event spaces, and eight indoor spaces such as the Copper Box Arena.
Home tournament: London 2012 Olympics. The London Stadium is now home to West Ham United Football Club.
Did you know? The stadium was built on former industrial land between the River Lea, the City Mill River, and the Old Pudding Mill River, which are parts of the Bow Back Rivers.
Incentives: From sporting events like basketball to Taekwondo, to twilight abseiling, and the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide. It’s all set amid idyllic riverside lawns, intricate fountains and wetlands teeming with wildlife.

Events at Queen Elizabeth (Olympic) Park Stadium

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