Top sporting events in London during 2018

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It promises to be another fantastic year for sport in London, with the capital city hosting some fantastic events for fans to enjoy throughout 2018.

Football and tennis are amongst the headline sports taking place around London, although there’s plenty to attract going on to attract supporters across the sporting spectrum.

Read on to find out more about the top four sporting events during 2018.

London Marathon – April 22

Now firmly established as the world’s top distance race, nearly 40,000 people will take part in the 26.2 mile test of human endurance in 2018.

The first half of the route runs just south of the Thames starting at Greenwich and Blackheath. After crossing Tower Bridge, runners pass some of the capital’s most famous landmarks, including the Tower of London and Big Ben, before finishing in front of Buckingham Palace.

British running legend Mo Farah will hope to become the first home-based winner since Paula Radcliffe won the women’s race in 2005, but Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge is out to win his third London Marathon and will provide stiff opposition.

Football: FA Cup Final – May 19

The FA Cup is the oldest football competition in the world and was first held in 1871/72 with entries from just 15 clubs.

The competition has grown considerably since then, with hundreds of teams now entering each year and hoping to reach the final at Wembley Stadium.

Manchester United and Chelsea are amongst the favourites to win this season’s FA Cup, but use this thrills of slots bonus to boost your bankroll before wagering on the outcome.

Wimbledon Tennis Championships – July 2 – 15

The world of tennis descends on Challenge Cup every summer for the longest-running tennis tournament in the world.

Wimbledon is widely recognised as the highlight of the season and the tournament always produces some memorable matches.

Tennis legends Roger Federer and Serena Williams are nearing the end of their careers, but both will be amongst the favourites for success this summer.

Federer is seeking his ninth men’s singles title at Wimbledon, while Williams will bid to win the women’s crown for the eighth time.

Rugby League: Challenge Cup Final – August 25

Hull FC will be chasing their third successive Challenge Cup this season, but the likes of Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos are expected to put up strong resistance.

The Challenge Cup pits 70 teams from the leagues in Great Britain, France and Canada against each other, with the final held at Wembley Stadium.

With top-quality rugby and plenty of pre-match entertainment, this thrilling season finale is an event not to be missed.

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