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Londoners are crazy about sports. From cricket to football, rugby to Lawn Tennis, London has its hands full with both domestic and international sporting events, which are hosted in some of London's magnificent sporting arenas and stadiums.

Soccer in London
The London soccer scene is undoubtedly one of the most passionate in the world. Some of the leading English Premier League Football clubs like Arsenal, Charlton Athletic, Chelsea, Fullham, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United all have their presence in London.

No country in the world with the exception of Italy and Spain experiences the kind of frenzied passion that English Premiership matches generate.

Cricket in London
As far as Cricket is concerned, the game is a distinctly British invention and the British introduced this graceful game wherever they had their colonies, for instance India, West Indies, Australia etc. The historic Lord's Cricket ground is regarded as the Mecca of cricket. Be it country matches, the longer version of Test Matches or the frenzied excitement of One Day Internationals, London's historic Cricket grounds are a connoisseurs delight.

Rugby is also very popular with the London crowd. As far as Rugby is concerned, the majestic Twickenham Stadium regularly hosts international Rugby matches. Some popular Rugby clubs like Harlequins, London Broncos, London Wasps etc. have their presence in London.

Wimbledon Tennis Championships
Come June, all roads lead to Wimbledon where the world's most prestigious grass Grand Slam Tennis Tournament is held. Officially it is known as the All England Championship.

For a fortnight, in the month of June, the entire Wimbledon Hill transforms into a huge tourist jaunt with tennis enthusiasts poring in from the World over. In all, Wimbledon with its 20 grass courts spread over 42 lush green acres, is an ideal venue for a Grand Slam event.



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