Summer in London

Posted by Vanessa Lotz | April 10, 2017 | Blog Categories, Sports

Clients heading to England over summer? Then read on to find the hot-ticket events they need to attend!

Wimbledon
July 3-16, 2017

Wimbledon is a name familiar to most. Not only is it the oldest tennis tournament in the world, dating back to 1877, but by many standards, it is also the most prestigious. Top-ranked hometown Gentlemen’s favorite, Andy Murray, will be aiming for a second consecutive Wimbledon championship; while defending Ladies’ champion, Serena Williams, will be on the hunt for her 8th Wimbledon title.

Wimbledon, England is just a 45min drive / 35 min train ride east from London. The grounds feature 18 grass courts total, with the tennis matches of the Wimbledon Championship being played on Centre Court and No. 1 Court.

As there are matches for two consecutive weeks, and players from across the globe, travel consultants have the opportunity to create the ultimate day for clients traveling to Europe during the summer.

The Five Main Events:

  • Gentlemen’s Singles

  • Ladies’ Singles

  • Gentlemen’s Doubles

  • Ladies’ Doubles

  • Mixed Doubles

 

 

The Open Championship
July 16-23, 2017

The 146th British Open Golf Tournament will be played at the Royal Birkdale Golf Course, located in Southport, England, about 40 minutes north of Liverpool.

The Royal Birkdale was established in 1889, and this will be the 10th time it will be hosting the Open Championship. The course is located on 4000-year-old Sefton dune system, which means that on any given day you will find sand lizards, natterjack toads, and skylarks living across the course. While the natural landscape provides a stunning playground for golf, the course has been groomed and renovated many times over the years. Today, Royal Birkdale is arguably one of the finest Championship courses of its time. Past Open winners at Birkdale include Tom Watson (1983), Lee Trevino (1971), Johnny Miller (1976), and Arnold Palmer (1961)

Let your clients see the world’s greatest players across 8 days of golf’s most prestigious Championship.

 

 

 

British Formula 1 Grand Prix
July 14-16, 2017

If tennis and golf don’t strike your clients’ fancy, then perhaps car racing does! The 2017 British Formula 1 Grand Prix will take place July 14-16, 2017. The Silverstone Circuit’s first race was held in 1950, and below you will find a few of the most important things to know about the course.

Here’s what you need to know about selling tickets:

  • Turns: 18

  • Lap Distance is 5.891 km

  • Number of laps: 52

  • Race Distance: 306.291 km

  • 2 hour drive from London

All 3-day Grandstand tickets include:

  • Roving in available grandstands on Friday and Saturday (3-day tickets)

  • A reserved seat in the selected grandstand on Sunday

  • General Admission access

Thursday Concert:

  • Thursday, July 13

  • Performer: Scottish Rock Star, Travis

Weekend Entertainment

Silverstone Circuit has put together an eclectic entertainment line-up for this year’s entertainment. DJ Sara Cox will be celebrating all things 80s with her “Just Can’t Get Enough 80s” DJ Set on Friday night. Saturday night will feature live music performances by rock bank Severs, 90s brit-pop band Reef and pop-rock band The Hoosiers.

Pit Walk

Thursday pit walk access is not included with any entry tickets. However, closer to the time of the race, 3-day ticket holders will automatically be entered into a ballot for a chance to win pit walk passes.

 

 

Concerts

Don’t forget that we have much more than sporting events. Scroll down to see what’s happening, and click here to buy tickets to concerts, theatre, and more.

Concerts

Location

Dates

The Beach Boys

Royal Albert Hall (Kensington Gore, London)

May 18

Eric Clapton

Royal Albert Hall (Kensington Gore, London)

May 24 & 25

Shawn Mendes

O2 Arena London

June 1

Chelsea Flower Show

Royal Hospital

May 24 – 29

Depeche Mode

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (London)

June 3

Phil Collins

Royal Albert Hall (Kensington Gore, London)

June 4 – 9

Eddie Vedder

London HMV Hammersmith Apollo (London, UK)

June 7

Hans Zimmer

The SSE Arena Wembly (London)

June 15

Ed Sheeran

O2 Arena (London)

June 22

Robbie Williams

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

June 23

Adele

Wembly Stadium (London)

June 28 & 29, July 1 & 2

Justin Bieber

Hyde Park (London)

July 2

U2

Twickenham Stadium (Richmond, Greater London)

July 8

U2 & Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Twickenham Stadium (Richmond, Greater London)

July 9

Tom Petty & the Hearbreakers

Greater London

July 9

Blink 182

O2 Arena (London)

July 19

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