London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
London is a diverse and exciting city with some of the world's best sights and attractions. With so much to do, it's hard to narrow down the long list of reasons to visit, but below you'll find some of them.
You can't fail to be excited by London's amazing attractions. See London from above on the London Eye; meet a celebrity at Madame Tussauds; examine some of the world's most precious treasures at the British Museum or come face-to-face with the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum.
Premeir Shopping Destination: You're spoilt for choice when shopping in London; from the flagship stores on Oxford Street, to gifts and bric-a-brac at London's markets. Shop in Europe's largest urban shopping centre at Westfield Stratford, or visit an iconic department store such as Harrods or Selfridges.
Beautiful Green Spaces: You don't need to travel far to find green space in London. The capital is home to eight beautiful Royal Parks, including Hyde Park, St James's Park and Richmond Park. Alternatively, visit one of London's peaceful gardens such as Kew or Chelsea Physic Garden.
Free Attractions: London is home to some of the best museums and galleries in the world – many of which are free. Spend a few hours in the British Museum, Tate Modern, Natural History Museum or the Science Museum, where you can browse the permanent collections at no cost.
There's Always Something New: It doesn't matter how many times you visit, you've never seen it all in London. There's always something new, from a pop-up burger joint in East London to a blockbuster exhibition at one of London's galleries. There's something different to experience every day in London. (www.londonandpartners.com)
This international training opportunity takes place in London, England. London is one of our four generation adidas international program hubs, chosen for the strength of the program and our superior access. Each of these hubs is a European football capital with exciting tourism opportunities, and an international airport which gives our travelers lower flight costs and more flight options. We have extensive experience organizing programs in these destinations, meaning that our networks there are unmatched. Our relationships with professional clubs in the area mean inside access to Academy training facilities and quality Academy coaches, and our knowledge of local youth football clubs will result in friendly matches that are level appropriate for your team. All of our programs are unique and worthwhile, but we highly recommend a ‘hub’ destination for an authentic and unforgettable travel experience!
London has hosted the Summer Olympics three times: in 1908, 1948, and 2012. making it the first city to host the modern Games three times. The city was also the host of the British Empire Games in 1934. In 2017, London hosted the World Championships in Athletics for the first time.
London's most popular sport is football and it has twelve Football League clubs, including five in the Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur, and West Ham United. Other professional teams in London are Fulham, Queens Park Rangers, Brentford, Millwall, Charlton Athletic, AFC Wimbledon and Barnet.
From 1924, the original Wembley Stadium was the home of the English national football team. It hosted the 1966 FIFA World Cup Final, with England defeating West Germany, and served as the venue for the FA Cup Final as well as rugby league's Challenge Cup final. The new Wembley Stadium serves exactly the same purposes and has a capacity of 90,000.
I think going over there is a lot of team camaraderie you can get from these trips, there is a lot of growing up...It was a lot of growth during the trip for the players. I think being in a culture that’s immersed in soccer, the players will never forget that experience.
I would definitely love to repeat it, and I would definitely suggest it to everyone that I know, just because it’s something so amazing and you never get this opportunity again. It’s something that you would dream about doing over and over again, and just something that no one will ever forget.
“I love watching the different coaching styles, I can pick up new things that I can bring back to the U.S. and put into my training sessions. Just being able to see where the top players in the world are able to train and compete I think is fantastic.”
“You have enough time for soccer but also enough time to experience the culture. It is an educational experience that not too many people have the opportunity to participate in.”