The UK live events calendar is full of major sporting occasions which we look forward to year after year. Many of these iconic sports events have been running for decades, and demand for tickets to attend is always at a premium.
Event production, and all the people in this industry, is a sector where the UK leads the world, so it’s no surprise that many of the leading sports events in the world actually take place in the UK – there really is no one better!
From football to horse racing, tennis to cricket, there really is something for everyone. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or simply enjoy the electric atmosphere, these top five must-visit sports events in the UK calendar are guaranteed to leave you exhilarated and craving for more.
So, let’s look at the top 5 must-visit sports events in the UK calendar, as voted for by the Spaceworks Furniture Hire team.
1 – Wimbledon Tennis Championships, London – Held at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, this tennis Grand Slam event attracts the world’s best players to play on grass. Winning this event is seen as being the ultimate prize in tennis, and over the years has seen some of the most iconic moments in the game. Wimbledon is known for its traditions, including strawberries and cream and an all-white dress code. Few events in the calendar are most iconic than Wimbledon fortnight – we love it!
2 – The Grand National, Liverpool – Steeped in history, the Grand National horse racing event is held at Aintree Racecourse. Over 150,000 visitors attend this event, and it is a spectacle like no other, combining high-stakes racing, fashion, and a real sense of national pride.
3 – Six Nations Rugby, various venues – Rugby aficionados rejoice come February and March of each year when the 6 Nations international rugby tournament takes place. England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France and Italy all compete for the championship, held at the various international ruby venues for each country. This really is an unmissable event for any sports fan!
4 – The FA Cup Final, London – Held at the iconic Wembley Stadium in North London, the FA Cup Final is the pinnacle of domestic football competition. It is steeped in history and has produced countless moments of drama over the years.
5 – The Ashes Cricket, various locations – Cricket lovers always look forward to this fiercely-contested series of matches between England and Australia, held every 4 years in England. Dating back to 1882, the five match series is a true test of skill, endurance and mental fortitude, as both teams battle it out for sporting supremacy. This truly is an unforgettable sporting experience.