As well as pub food, an unrivalled music scene and grey weather, the UK is also known for its sport. Home to some of the most famous football clubs in the world, as well as an epic Formula 1 track, exclusive horseracing events and world-class tennis, there are plenty of sporting teams to cheer on in the UK. Here are a few you might want to enjoy this spring and summer.
If you’re a big football fan and you find yourself in the North of England, then there’s a few football matches you may want to attend; but none quite top Manchester United vs Liverpool. This is one of the most highly anticipated matches in the UK with fans eager to see who comes out on top. Whether it’s at Old Trafford or Anfield, both cities are easily accessible by train to either Manchester or Liverpool so it’s a great sporting event to attend if you want to get one of the best rivalry atmosphere that football provides.
Suits and dresses at the ready. We’re going to the races! Brits can hardly resist the allure of dressing up, and many of them use events like Royal Ascot, the Derby Races or Cheltenham to dress to high heaven.
And it’s not only horse racing that’s on the table. Dog racing has seen a surge in popularity, with many Brits heading off to place their bets at these events too.
It’s hard to envision a British summer without Wimbledon. A Grand Slam event that has come to define South West London in July, this tournament has seen sporting heroes like Roger Federer, Raphael Nadal and Serena Williams hold up the golden trophy.
Celebrities flock to the event in their dozens, many coming from overseas to catch a glimpse of the greats on Centre Court. As well as a tennis event, it’s also a lowkey fashion event, with many celebrities and spectators dressing up for the games.
South East of Birmingham lies one of the most revered Formula 1 tracks in the world: Silverstone. The British Grand Prix is scheduled to take place in early July and is expected to be a riot of eye-watering speed and action.
As one of the oldest continuously staged F1 events in the world, fans from all over the globe flock to this remote corner of England to witness racing legends like Lewis Hamilton and Mick Schumacher.