Category Archives: Sports

Excited about the Olympics? Learn How to Get to Rio and What to Do When You Arrive (Miles Away)

Read on to learn how to have the best experience in Rio this summer – from booking to flying back home, we’ve got you covered. Continue reading

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Häagen-Dazs Wimbledon Weekend at Selfridges Roof

Catch the tennis and eat free ice cream on the roof at Selfridges all weekend long with Häagen-Dazs Wimbledon Weekend. Continue reading

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Crowd Surf Ready Fitness Class with Stubhub and Gymbox

I’d like to say I was ready for the Crowd Surf Ready Fitness Class at Gymbox in partnership wit Stubhub. But I was not. It kicked my ass. But in a good way – and I was glad to have signed up for a session. Continue reading

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10 Great Golf Destinations for 2016

Is hitting the links a mandatory activity when you travel? When you hear friends boasted about how much fun they had on their last golfing getaway does it leave you green with envy? Then this list of ten of the world’s best golf destinations to visit in 2016 might be the stroke of genius you need to start planning your own ultimate golf holiday. Continue reading

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Vinothec Compass: A Stroke of Food and Wine Genius in North Greenwich

Realising that one of the better meals served to me this year and the best wine list I’ve come across in London in quite a long while both happened to be on offer at a new golf range in North Greenwich really threw me for a loop. But hey, I’m apt to take a swing at virtually any possibility if there’s the promise of great food and drink. Accepting an invitation to what seemed like a long shot – an evening of “Terroir and Turf” at Vinotech Compass at Peninsular Golf Range – turned out to be an ace culinary experience that’s easy to recommend and one that I hope to repeat soon. Continue reading

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Sponsored Video: In the Sneakers of Walcott

You know that old saying about walking a mile in somebody else’s shoes? Well, what if those shoes were a pair of stylish and extra comfy Adidas trainers belonging to one of your favourite footballers? Cool idea, huh? Check out this fun little ‘day in the life’ video featuring Arsenal forward and the England national team player, Theo Walcott – shot from the vantage point of Theo’s shoes – a pair of ultra blue Adidas Pure BOOST Chill trainers. Continue reading

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Top Winter Sport Destinations in Italy (OneTravel)

For a vacation mixed with plenty of activity on and off the slopes, in the chalet or out on the town, Northern Italy is a haven for fans of winter sports that’s hard to beat. Here’s a list of some … Continue reading

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Switzerland Celebrates 150 Years of Winter Tourism (OneTravel)

Mention Switzerland and most people immediately dream of skiing in the snowed Alps. And that’s just as many folks from there would like you to think of their beautiful home. Indeed, there’s consensus among the Swiss that their country is … Continue reading

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Want to Win Free Tickets to the Invictus Games? Get #Ready!

This month for the first time, more than 400 servicemen and women – both serving and veteran – from 14 nations will meet at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the inaugural Invictus Games. The spotlight will be on them to champion their indefatigable drive to overcome, along with their tenacious attitude to achieve post-injury. Continue reading

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Hello Stan Smith. Still Looking Good!

White on white with a touch of navy – I’m almost afraid to wear my new Adidas Originals Stan Smith trainers out on the streets as they look so nice and clean right out of the box. But that fear will subside soon, and I’m sure I’ll make good use of this new pair of trainers. Continue reading

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Tour de France: Cambridge to London with Bonne Maman

I would like to say a massive merci beaucoup to the friendly folks from Bonne Maman for offering me the amazing opportunity to ride along with the Tour de France in the Bonne Maman procession vehicle yesterday from Cambridge to London. It was super cool checking out the Tour’s Village at Parker’s Piece in Cambridge and taking a behind the scenes snoop of all the goings-on and preparations before the race began. And riding in the procession to encounter the tens of thousands of Tour supporters along the way was an absolute thrill. Continue reading

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Good Stuff

Good Stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip or savour – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Continue reading

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Experiencing the World Cup in London (OneTravel)

Okay. The World Cup is on! And, save a vacation in Brasil, every sporty London is as excellent a place to experience the footie action as anywhere. It’s also a city that likes to take the spirit of these global … Continue reading

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Win a Free Pair of Tickets to Isle of Wight Festival 2014

Ah. Summer’s almost here and that means festival season will kick off soon. One of the biggest and best is the famous Isle of Wight Festival. Keep reading to find out how to win free pair of tickets to the Isle of Wight Festival, compliments of sponsor BT. Continue reading

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Infographic: World Triathlon London

Training for the 2014 World Triathlon? Or maybe your daily commute often feels like you’re competing in an epic race? Enjoy this ace infographic from Yellow Jersey, protecting your enjoyment of a shared passion and helping you meet your cycling insurance … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Sunday in London (OneTravel)

Excited about that upcoming trip to London but bummed because you think you’ll have to miss the big game on TV? Nonsense. The NFL is becoming more and more popular in the UK. Besides, if there’s a reason to drink … Continue reading

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Heavy Metal Bowling vs Bompas & Parr’s Metal BBQ

Aw man, I’m going to be out of town and thus unable to attend this event but look: Heavy Metal Bowling – your chance to “finger holes, caress balls” while “crushing pins” to a soundtrack featuring Black Sabbath, Electric Wizard, Elder, The Sword, Slayer, Sleep, Metallica. Continue reading

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Brazilian Film Festival of London: 27 September to 1 October

The Brazilian Film Festival – the premiere platform for contemporary Brazilian cinema in the UK – returns to London for a fifth year tomorrow and runs until the 1st of October offering loads of movies for cinema fans as well as an excellent opportunity to try some of London’s finer Latin restaurants. Continue reading

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NFL in the UK (CheapOair)

Every year since 2007, a regular season game of good ole NFL American football has been played at Wembley Stadium in London. Plans for the 2013 season keep with this well established trend but actually up the ante with not just one but two NFL International Series games slated to be played at the 90,000 capacity Wembley Stadium, the world’s largest stadium with all seats under cover. Continue reading

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London’s Best Bowling Alleys (CheapOair)

Let’s face it. London weather can be variable. And that’s putting it mildly. Folks looking to book their London flights probably aren’t planning their visit to work on their tans. That said, at the time of writing this blog post, London is in the midst of a mini-heat wave with clear blue skies and plenty of sunshine. Whatever the case with the weather may be, London offers a fantastic range of indoor activities such as bowling. Everybody likes to bowl, right? Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Long Live Southbank

Stop the relocation of the Southbank Skate Park. Find out more and sign the petition at llsb.com.

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England’s Sports Museums (CheapOair)

When not on the court or in the stands, another great way to soak up all of England’s athletics heritage is to visit one of its sporting museums. Here’s a list of the country’s top museums dedicated to the history and legacy of British sports … Continue reading

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Can You Do the Wimbledon Wiggle?

Get your Wiggle on for your chance to WIN Wimbledon tickets with this fun video sponsored by Evian.

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Reopens This Summer (CheapOair)

Fond memories of last summer’s 2012 London Olympic Games are soon to return to the fore as Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is set to open in less than a hundred days. The former Olympic park sites – which were shut … Continue reading

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Summer Fun at Scotland’s Loch Ness (CheapOair)

Looking to have a monstrously good time in Scotland this summer? Figuring out how to have fun around the famed Loch Ness doesn’t have to be a mystery. Here’s a look at the area’s line up of awesome festivals … Continue reading

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Windsor Plans for a Sporty Summer (CheapOair)

… Windsor and Maidenhead are the place to be for some of the best in British sporting events. Here’s a list of the Windsor and Maidenhead sports line up for summer 2013 … Continue reading

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Video: Rafa Nadal’s Poker Face Challenge

Viral video by ebuzzing Sure the eleven time grand slam winner, Rafa Nadal, might know his way around a tennis court, but what about the poker table? As Rafal continues his journey to learn poker, the folks at Pokerstars have … Continue reading

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