A taster of spectator sport in London coming up between October to December 2018 and beyond.  Book your tickets now where applicable to avoid disappointment!  And for daily fixture updates, ticket giveaways and more follow our @sportonspecLDN social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

OCTOBER

HOCKEY.  Saturday 3rd October – GB v Belgium Anniversary International – Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre

Great Britain’s men take on a Belgium side ranked No3 in the world to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of GB’s Olympic gold medal at Seoul 1988.  Tickets are available. 

FOOTBALL.  Tuesday 9th October – England Women v Australia Women – Craven Cottage, Fulham

The first time England have played in London since 2014 their match against Australia under the floodlights of Craven Cottage is an important part of the hosts preparations ahead of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.  Tickets online from the FA website.

GOLF.  9th October to 14th October – Hero Challenge and Sky Sports British Masters – Canary Wharf and Walton Heath

Canary Wharf is the latest world-famous landmark to provide a spectacular backdrop for the Hero Challenge on 9 October which takes place during the week of the Sky Sports British Masters at Walton Heath.  Olympic champion and world No1  Justin Rose headlines the European Tour’s innovative one-hole shootout event joined by Matt Wallace, Paul Dunne and fan-favourite Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston.   That’s followed by the Sports British Master at Walton Heath Golf Club taking place 11-14 October where ‘Moliwood’ European Ryder Cup heroes Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari will be reunited.  Tickets for Hero Challenge are on a first come, first served basis register here.  Tickets for the British Masters are now on sale.

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NETBALL.  Saturday 13th October – British Fast5 All-Stars Championships – Copper Box Arena

A host of England Roses and international stars are set to showcase their talents at the All-Stars Championship as the top seven teams from the Netball Superleague join defending champions Loughborough Lightning for what promises to be an all-action afternoon of non-stop, pulsating netball at the Copper Box Arena.  Tickets are on sale.

BASKETBALL.  Sunday 14th October – BBL All-Stars Championships – Copper Box Arena

A one-day basketball bonanza features some of the biggest stars from British Basketball Basketball.  Across one five-hour session eight teams will play in a double elimination format to decide the teams that will make up the last four.  An annual event the All-Stars Championship guarantees thrills and spills and drama throughout.  Tickets on sale from the All-Stars website.

HORSE RACING.  Saturday 20th October – British Champions Day – Ascot Racecourse

A jewel in the crown of the horse racing calendar QIPCO British Champions Day is also the richest raceday of the year with a quality of racing to match.  Watch as the stars of the Flat season come together for a glorious finale.  Visit the Ascot website to purchase tickets.Champions Day 2015 1. TU

CYCLING.  23rd to 28th October – Six Day London – Lea Valley Velodrome

Get set for the music to be turned up as the lights get turned down at the Velodrome in the Olympic Park.  Which can only mean one thing – the return of Six Day Cycling to London combining the very best in track cycling with an incredible party atmosphere.  Expect the action to come thick and fast as world’s best track riders do battle across six nights of epic racing with Madisons and time trials to spectacular sprints and the legendary derny, not to mention a track centre DJ.  Visit the Six Day London website for tickets.

NOVEMBER

RUGBY UNION.  Saturday 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th November – Autumn Internationals – Twickenham

England face four international fixtures in as many weekends starting with a visit from South Africa on 3rd November.  The following Saturday England take on the mighty All-Blacks ahead of a visit from Japan and Australia to round off a mouth-watering four-match rugby sequence.  Visit the England Rugby website to check the latest ticket availability. 

WRESTLING.  Thursday 8th November – WWE Live – SSE Arena

WWE Live returns to London and with an an opportunity to see some favourite WWE Superstars in the flesh.  WWE LIVE is a unique blend of sport and entertainment, combining in-ring match action with dramatic entertainment.  Bursting with all the drama and energy of a rock concert, in a fun, lively and exciting environment, WWE Live is the ultimate in family entertainment.  Tickets available from the SSE Arena website.

TENNIS.  11th to 18th November – ATP Finals – The O2

All tennis roads lead to The O2 for the year-end climax to the ATP World Tour season.  The Nitto ATP Finals is a showpiece event featuring only the world’s best eight qualified singles players and doubles teams, contested in a round-robin format ahead of the knockout semi-finals and finals.  Tickets are on sale at the Nitto ATP Finals website.

FOOTBALL.  15th to 18th November – Internationals – Wembley Stadium

A double-header of international football as England take on USA followed by a Group 4 Nations League showdown against Croatia.  Tickets available from the FA website.

TABLE TENNIS.  Tuesday 20th November – European Championships – Medway Park

England Leopards return to Medway Park for their pivotal European Championships Stage One ties with the men’s team hosting Serbia and the women facing Greece in their final group matches in what promises to be a thrilling double-header at the Gillingham venue.  Tickets from £5 adults and £3 children are on sale from the Ticket Factory.

NETBALL.  Friday 30th and Sunday 2nd December – International Series v Uganda – Copper Box Arena

England continue their preparations for next year’s Netball World Cup in Liverpool with matches two and three of an International Series against a Uganda side ranked number 7 in the world.  The Copper Box Arena in the Olympic Park is the venue and tickets are now on sale.

DECEMBER

POOL.  4th to 7th December – Mosconi Cup XXV – Alexandra Palace

The partypoker Mosconi Cup returns to Alexandra Palace in north London for its 25th anniversary.  Another record-breaking crowd is anticipated for this annual transatlantic 9-ball showdown.  Will Europe extend their winning streak in London, or can USA find a way to win back pool’s most famous trophy?  Tickets are selling fast.

DARTS.  13th December to 1st January – William Hill World Darts Championship Tickets – Alexandra Palace

Following the expansion of the tournament, the new format for the World Championship will see an additional six sessions take place during this year’s event at London’s Alexandra Palace.  Beginning on Thursday 13th December and continuing across the Christmas period before culminating in the final on Tuesday January 1.  Tickets can be purchased via the PDC website.

EQUESTRIAN.   Monday 17th to Sunday 23rd December – The London International Horse Show – Olympia

The London International Horse Show combines world class equestrian competition with thrilling displays and just a sprinkling of Christmas magic to make the perfect festive day out!  The best riders and drivers from across the globe will be coming to London to compete in FEI World CupsTM in Dressage, Show Jumping and Driving.  Audiences can also enjoy the thrilling Osborne Refrigerators Shetland Pony Grand National, Kennel Club Dog Agility and even a visit from Father Christmas himself in the Olympia Finale.  Tickets on sale via the official website

HORSE RACING.  26th to 27th December – 32Red Winter Festival – Kempton Park Racecourse

What better way to celebrate the festive season than this highlight on the jumps season at Kempton Park.  Day One features the King George VI Steeple Chase while Day Two has a six-race card to savour including the Desert Orchid Chase.  Visit the Kempton Park Racecourse website for more information and to purchase tickets.

And there’s plenty more spectator sport in London to look forward to in 2019 including …

GYMNASTICS.  23rd March – The Superstars of Gymnastics – The O2

The Superstars Of Gymnastics is a major new event headlined by global megastars Simone Biles and Max Whitlock who are joined by a host of other stars including Olympic and Commonwealth medallist Daniel Purvis, two-time Olympic gold medallist Aliya Mustafina of Russia and Germany’s Fabian Hambüchen a gold medallist on horizontal bars at Rio 2016.  Taking place at The O2 the Superstars of Gymnastics will showcase an exhibition of the very best talent in gymnastics.  Tickets are on general sale from their website.

ROWING.  7th April – The Boat Race – River Thames

Join some 250,00 spectating who line the river annually to watch this iconic race.  Women’s Boat Race at 2.15pm.  Men’s Boat Race 3.15pm.  Spectating free on the route.

HOCKEY.  April to June – FIH Pro League – Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre

A ground-breaking new global competition for hockey in 2019 the FIH Pro League will feature 16 matches in London with Great Britain’s women and men competing in both leagues.  Home matches begin on Saturday 27 April 2019 and runs through to Sunday 23 June 2019 made up of 8 single internationals and 4 ‘double-headers’ where GB’s women’s and men’s team will play back to back.  Season tickets are available to purchase now alongside a public ballot for standard tickets.   

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