Great Britain hosts several great sporting events and so if you are looking to plan a trip to the UK these are some that you should check out.
If you are a looking for a reason to come to Great Britain in 2020, and you are a fan of sports, then you are never going to be short of something to see. There are a great many sport events taking place in 2020 and we look at the best of them.
The Grand National
Cheltenham Gold Cup, but if he does attend the race, then he has a real shot at making history with a third win. The race takes place in April in Aintree, Liverpool, so get your tickets ready.
The UKs premier golf tournament returns to Royal St. Georges in Kent for the first time since 2011 and a 15th occasion. The last time that the tournament took place here the winner was an unlikely Darren Clarke. Shane Lowry will be looking to repeat his success from last year as this tournament attracts some of the biggest names in golf. This includes Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and, maybe even Tiger Woods. The tournament takes place during the height of summer over 16th-19th July. Though this makes no promises for the UK weather.
2018 World Cup, hopes will be high that they can go all the way. The competition takes place between 12 June and 12 July, with the finals being held at Wembley Stadium in London. No one celebrates football like the English, so if you want to see whether football is finally ‘coming home’ then come see the tournament.
For fans of Rugby there are a couple of tournaments to watch out for. In the early part of the year there is the 6 nations tournament, which takes place between the 4 nations of the UK, along with France and Italy, with several of the games taking place in the UK. Wales will be looking to match their grand slam performance from last year. The tournament takes place between 1st February and 14th March. Towards the end of the year, the Rugby Ashes tournament will take place in the UK for the first time since 2003. The three games will be played at venues across the UK as the hosts look to take the trophy for the first time in 50 years.
The London Marathon
This is one of the highest profile marathons in the running calendar, and whilst there will be a huge number of amateurs taking part in the race for charity, all eyes will be on the professionals that look to bring home the win. UK favourite Mo Farah has announced that he will not be taking part this year due to wanting to focus on the 10,000m in the Olympics in Tokyo this year. Therefore, eyes will be on the returning Kenyan champions from last year as they look to retain their titles. The race is always something of a party atmosphere in the capital and well worth a look out if you are in the country at the time of the race. The race takes place on the 26th April.
Other Sporting Events
As well as the major sporting events listed above there are a several other sports events that take place in the UK during the year. There are several cricketing events such as the England vs West Indies Test Series, there are Women’s and Men’s football matches taking place all the time and the culmination of both is the FA Cup Final which takes place at Wembley Stadium in May. If you prefer motorsport then there is always the British Grand Prix as well as Lewis Hamilton looks to retain his formula 1 world championship.
Great Britain has a great sporting history and there are several events and tournaments taking place this year. The biggest of which is the Euro 2020 tournament, so now has never been a better time to visit the UK.