The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games reaffirmed London as a global leader for hosting major sporting events. In the four years that immediately followed these games, major sporting events generated £1 billion in direct economic impact to the London economy. London continues to win accolades for its events and has an array of world-class facilities that contribute to the capital’s attractiveness as a host city.
In recent years, London hosted and will continue to host high-profile international sports events, including: UEFA Women’s European Championship 2022, Rugby League World Cup 2022, Laver Cup 2022, European Pro Club Rugby Final and the UEFA Champions League Final 2024.
In addition, London plays host to regular world-class sporting events, including: English Premier League Football Matches (Various dates, throughout the football season), Wimbledon Tennis Championships (June/July), Virgin Money London Marathon (April), Six Nations Rugby Matches at Twickenham Stadium (February/March), The Boat Race (Rowing) between Oxford and Cambridge Universities (March/April), FA Cup Final (Football) at Wembley Stadium (May), The Ashes (Cricket) at Lord’s Cricket Ground (on rotation with other venues) and London Diamond League (Athletics) at London Stadium (July/August).