England Sports & Outdoors

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    Brown Jug pub, Broadstairs, Kent, UK.
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England Sports & Outdoors

  • Wembley Stadium

    London Sports & Outdoors

    OK, so this isn't strictly a sports activity - it's a pre-sports activity!! Just giving you the heads-up on a place to grab a drink and soak up the atmosphere before a football match. Wembley Way is the area outside Wembley Stadium where alcoholic drinks are sold aswell as fast food. It's all standing and there are no toilets (use the ones on the...

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  • Football

    Manchester Sports & Outdoors

    I loved it here!! My dad and I spent hours walking around, reading the information, looking at the disaplys, playing some of the games, watching short films and enjoying the history! It was a brilliant day out! And it's FREE to get in! There are donation boxes throughout the museum. The museum is spilt into four floors. There are many displays of...

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  • Football (Soccer)

    Birmingham Sports & Outdoors

    The football teams of the area have been doing relatively well of late with three teams in the English Premiership, after several years in the doldrums. Aston Villa, is by far the biggest of the teams and is based at Villa Park which you cannot miss seeing from the Motorway spur as you drive into the heart of Brum. They still have failed to...

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  • University Sports

    Oxford Sports & Outdoors

    Oxford was the scene of one of the most famous sports events of the 20th Century - the first four minute mile. Nowadays, it's common for professional athletes to break this barrier, but back in 1954 it was seen as almost the Holy Grail of Athletics. The great run took place at Iffley Road, Oxford University's main sports ground, and the man in...

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  • Football

    Newcastle upon Tyne Sports & Outdoors

    Newcastle has to have the best pre match entertainment that I have seen in the country which gives home and away fans a chance to drink and have fun before the game. The best location for this is in the Bigg Market. The pre match includes football fun and drinking competitions. The famous Geordie dancer and also the dangerous curry hell. Away fans...

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  • Football (Soccer)

    London Sports & Outdoors

    Home to Fulham Football Club. Craven Cottage is one of the smallest grounds in the Premier League, with a all-seater capacity of 25,700. It was built in 1896 but its last major refurbishment was in 2004. At one end of the ground you will still find the cottage pavilion, which is a quaint old stand, the like of which you will never see again, at a...

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  • Oxford United

    Oxford Sports & Outdoors

    Oxford United play football in the English third division at the Kassam Stadium. It is a nice compact stadium built on only 3 sides, the 4th side is a car park. It can be a nightmare to get out of if you are parked near to the stadium as there seems to be only one road out of the area, so most people use the park and ride buses to get there. ...

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  • Great North run

    Newcastle upon Tyne Sports & Outdoors

    The Great North Run is definitely one of the highlights of the sporting calendar in the North East – indeed, of any calendar! It is a half marathon, starting near the Town Moor to the north of central Newcastle and finishing in South Shields on the coast to the east. Soon after starting, the runners cross the Tyne Bridge en masse, creating one of...

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  • Watersports

    London Sports & Outdoors

    If you are up for a spot of fishing out of London, this is a really good spot to go to! This fishing farm is about a 2 hour drive from London, in the picturesque county of Kent! At Shirkoak Farm they have built 2.5 acres of lake, where they have over 10,000 fish, recently stocked wth seven different types of fish! The B&B is currently closed,...

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  • Rugby

    Newcastle upon Tyne Sports & Outdoors

    Althoguh I am not a big rugby union fan, Newcastle do have a good rugby union team, who play in Englands premier rugby league. They are called the Newcastle Falcons, and also have the David Beckham of rugby union...his name is Johny Wilkinson...and is amongst the best players in the world! When watching Newcastle play you might need ear plugs...

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  • Cricket

    London Sports & Outdoors

    Lord's has been around for ages. If you are a cricket fanatic a visit to a match at this stadium would not dissapoint you. If there is no match on, you can take a tour of the grounds. See the website for more information regarding this.

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  • Running, Jogging and the Marathon

    London Sports & Outdoors

    One of London's best known sporting events, the Marathon takes place in late April 2012 along a 26.2-mile route that starts in Woolwich (just near where we live as a matter of fact!), goes through Greenwich, Canary Wharf, the Embankment and finishes at the Mall in front of the Buckingham Palace. Expect streets to be closed to traffic and taken...

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  • Rugby (Union and League)

    London Sports & Outdoors

    I was looking for something besides castles and museums to take my niece and nephew to and was originally going to purchase tickets for a football (soccer) game but then my nephew said what he REALLY wanted to see was rugby, a sport we don't play or watch often in the US. Thanks to my friend Jonathan (SWFC_Fan), I was able to find a rugby league...

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  • Winter Sports

    London Sports & Outdoors

    There's an opportunity to Skate at Somerset House in Central London between November and January every year. It is known as 'London's most glamorous ice rink'. There are a number of sessions available including Skate Club Night and Skate School and Penguin Club. Please check out the website for further information on ice skating including times...

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  • Tennis

    London Sports & Outdoors

    Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is considered the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in the London suburb of Wimbledon since 1877. nearest tube station - Southfields

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  • 2012 Olympic Games

    London Sports & Outdoors

    London recently hosted the 30th Olympic games. It was a spectacular 2 weeks showcasing the world's best athletes and paralympians. Britain finished with 29 gold medals including golds for Ennis, Farah and Murray.

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  • Walking and Hiking

    London Sports & Outdoors

    The Thames Path National Trail is great to walk. It's a 294 km long path from the source of the Thames river in the Cotswolds to almost the Northsea. In the greater london area the path covers both banks of the river Thames from Teddington to Greenwich. Walking shoes

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  • Equestrianism

    London Sports & Outdoors

    I first heard about Rotten Row when I was editing a newsletter for a special interest group on horses. One of our members went to England and mentioned it. Rotten Row is the most famous riding trail in Central London. It is three quarters of a mile (1,125 metres) of soft, sandy track. This picture is NOT of Rotten Row, but of riders near Wellington...

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  • Golf.

    London Sports & Outdoors

    When I was thinking of taking up golf, the main question was: 'Will I find time to actually practice it, given our (then mine) travel schedule?' Luckily, places like the World of Golf (of which there are several in UK, including the Sidcup one) make practice possible as they are open up to 10pm on weekdays and have both the floodlit driving range...

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  • Cycling

    London Sports & Outdoors

    London is a superb place to cycle. There are plenty of paths and the scenery is gorgeous (unless you are a commuter cycler!). Nothing beats exercising out in nature! No smoggy streets and noisy (and rude!) traffic needed.. just a quiet lane in a nearby common or park. You do share your cycle lanes with pedestrians, dogs, other bikes and...

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  • London football teams

    I appreciate that some countries consider games with odd-shaped ball to be more important and still call it 'football', the the national game is nonetheless football.I hope this section below gives a flavour of the predjudices and fun we have with the beautiful game.From Sourbugger's London page :London does not have the reputation as a...

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  • Wimbledon

    One of the Four Grand Slam tournaments, Wimbledon is the oldest tennism tournament in the world. Played on grass, the tournament is held at the All England Club in Wimbledon (London) over two weeks in late June - early July. The women's and men's singles finals take place on the second Saturday and Sunday of the tournament.To visit the centre court...

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  • Hiking in England

    England has the most developed system of rights of way, which makes the country perfect for either weekend hiking or longer hiking holidays. Hiking is big business, and you can get anything organised, from a guide to a service to carry your luggage between overnight stops.In addition to over 10 National Trails, there are over 700 of the so-called...

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  • Peddars Way & the Norfolk Coast Path

    What? Peddars Way and the Norfolk Coast Path is one of the shorter national trails in the UK. Just over 90 miles in length (and thus do-able in 5 days by a reasonably dedicated walker), it is in reality two long distance paths joined together. Peddars Way follows the route of an ancient Roman road from the borders of Suffolk and Norfolk to the...

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  • Eng-er-land's Premiership Football...

    England is the home of football (or 'soccer' as the Americans like to call it). The English (usually the male sex) are big football fans, almost obsessed. What other sport could get people so excited about a 0-0 draw or 1-0 win?!Football originated as a rule-less kickaround, particularly 'Shrovetide Football' played around Ashbourne, Derbyshire,...

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  • South West Coast Path

    The South West Coast Path is UK's longest long-distance walk running from Minehead in Somerset to Poole Harbour in Dorset. The total length is ca. 630 miles.Sections walkedWeymouth to Lulworth Cove Definitely carry windproofs and waterproofs, even in good weather, as this is England. For the stretch that I walked, there was no particular need to...

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  • Northumberland Coast Path

    The Northumberland Coast Path is a 103 kilometre (64 mile) continuous coastal walking route between Cresswell in the south and Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north. It is also part of the North Sea trail.Sections walkedBamburgh to Dunstanburgh Definitely carry windproofs and waterproofs, even in good weather, as this is North of England. There is no...

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  • Bristol & Bath Railway Path

    The Bristol & Bath Railway Path is a ca. 15-mile path, following the tracks of a disused railway, and is shared by hikers and cyclists (although cyclists tend to dominate). The path links the railway stations of Bath and Bristol and is one of a number of one-day long-distance paths (although there is some debate as to whether they can actually be...

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  • Saxon Shore Way

    HistoryThe Saxon Shore Way is a 257 kilometre (160 mile) route from Gravesend, in North Kent, to Hastings in East Sussex. Although not part of the National Trails network, it has some very fine stretches of coastal walking. The route is named after the line of historic fortifications that defended the Kent coast at the end of the Roman...

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  • Royal Military Canal Path

    AboutThe Royal Military Canal Path is a 28-mile long long distance path running between Seabrook in Kent and Cliff End in East Sussex. The route follows that of the - you guessed it - Royal Military Canal, which is one of the largest man-made defensive structures in Britain built in 1804 to repel a potential invasion by Napoleon's troupsStretches...

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  • The Ashes

    What are the Ashes?The Ashes is a Test cricket series between England and Australia which was first played in 1882. The matches take place every 2 years, with venue alternating between England and Australia. Each series includes 5 matches.Next Series2010/11: Australia2013: England

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  • Some very strange sports

    So you’ve been to the match, tried to get to grips with cricket and maybe watched some rugby (league or union) as well. What other sports can you watch or participate in here in England? Well, of course there are all the usual sports popular all round the world, but for something a bit different how about one of the following? The British Marble...

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  • Going to the match

    The most popular spectator sport by far in England is football. And when an English person talks about football, they mean what our US friends refer to as soccer. The latter term is very rarely used here and is usually scoffed at by football fans!Despite the influence of extensive TV coverage and the consequent creation of so-called “armchair...

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  • Popular sports

    The national sport is undoubtedly football, however there are numerous other popular sports including rugby, cricket and hockey. The national teams generally have a good heart and are eager to fight but rarely challenge for the trophies.

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  • Cricket - a very English obsession

    If you’ve never watched cricket, you may find it more than a little confusing, although anyone familiar with baseball or rounders will spot that the main principle is the same, i.e. to use your bat to hit a ball bowled towards you, and to score by running between fixed points while the ball is in play. But that’s probably where the similarity ends....

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  • Fishing in England

    England, and the rest of the UK as a whole, is one of the world's leading Fishing nations with some of the leading writers & innovators in the sport from here including Izaak Walton, "B.B.", Bernard Venables, Richard Walker, Chris Yates, John Wilson & John Bailey, among others + multiple Coarse fishing World champions such as Bob Nudd & Alan...

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  • Leeds, Leeds, Leeds

    Ive been to Leeds a couple of times now, mainly to see Leeds United Play. I flew into LBA Airport and as soon as you get out of the arrivals gate their is a taxi rank and a bus which brings you right into the city centre. My advice is go to a pub before the match or have a look aroud the city. The matches usualy start at 3 pm and end at 5pm. If...

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  • A Game of Arrows

    You might be lucky and find a pub with a dartboard although they have largely disappeared from all but the small traditional pubs. I think there is an economic factor to this, the dartboard brings in no direct income whilst a pool table or gaming machine generates extra revenue. If you do find one and there is a game going on, it is acceptable to...

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  • Cricket - yaaaaaawwwwn!

    Cricket is probably the quintessential English sport. Watch out for games of cricket being played on village greens and playing fields during the summer months.Interest in cricket is being revived now that the England team is playing very well*. Interest has always been high amongst the countries of the British Commonwealth e.g. India and Sri...

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  • Sunday Morning Football - What a laugh...

    If you want to see football for nothing, and have a bit of a laugh, just visit any large park at around 10.00am on a Sunday morning. There you will find groups of middle aged over-weight guys kicking the hell out of each other and swearing profanely at another poor bloke who has made the misguided decision to wear black and try to referee one of...

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  • England's National Sport

    If you want to watch a game of football or soccer in England you will have plenty of choice as there are 92 professional teams in four leagues spread throughout the country. The structure of the leagues is a bit confusing, I can remember back to the days when it was simply Divisions 1, 2, 3 & 4, then live TV coverage came along and greed took over....

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  • Cricket - the quintesential English game

    Unless you come from an ex-commonwealth country (or possibly Holland) this will be completely unfathomable to you.Don't worry the real attraction is finding a nice village green on a summer sunday afternoon and getting quietly pissed as the action carries on with the gentle twack of leather against willow.... (stop thi sentimental rose-eyed rubbish...

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  • Fun on a boat

    Messing around on boats is a common sight in the essex area..This view from Mersey Island looking out towards Point Clear made a nice photograph of people having great fun on boats.

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  • The Sport of Kings

    Horse racing takes place at various venues in England like Ascot, Epsom, Newmarket, York. But there are other venues as well. I went to Newbury which is about 60 miles west of London, passing near Heathrow airport. It is set in a lovely area, and has good grandstands and lots of eating facilities.The racing had been organised by a Sheikh Hammad El...

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  • Football

    Wherever there is green grass, there will be also place to play football. At weekends all those places are full of kids or adults from the amateur leagues playing their games. Nice to watch, but if you can, try to go to one of the premier league games.

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