Football fans regularly visit London to see matches, with the capital being home to a number of Premier League clubs as well Wembley Stadium, where the England national team plays its home matches and the finals of the FA and League Cups are held.
However, anyone with an interest in the history of the beautiful game may well want to consider taking a trip to London next month as Buckingham Palace prepares to host its first ever football match, in commemoration of the Football Association’s 150th anniversary.
A special pitch is to be laid out on the palace grounds for the Southern Amateur League match between Civil Service FC and Polytechnic FC on October 7th, with both sides having been founding members of the FA back in 1863.
Both based in Chiswick, west London, the two teams will travel to the palace to take part in what is sure to be a memorable and historic occasion, and one that should appeal to all tourists and locals, regardless of whether or not they are interested in football.
Aside from providing spectators with the chance to watch this unique sporting event, Buckingham Palace will also be staging a host of other great activities in the coming weeks, with a special exhibition commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation ending on September 29th.
Anyone with a desire to see this incredible array of photographs and other artefacts relating to Her Majesty’s reign is advised to book their tickets for the display sooner rather than later, with time now running out to experience this one-off attraction.
As for football fans, there are plenty of other great events taking place at stadiums around the capital, with Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, West Ham, Fulham and Crystal Palace all playing Premier League home matches in September and October.