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London : United Kingdom | Sep 24, 2012 at 9:42 AM PDT
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Tennis Women's Singles Finals - USA v RUS Full Replay -- London 2012 Olympic Games

Visitors to London will be inspired to get a little sporty after the Olympic Games. There’s plenty to see about the sporting legacy of the capital city of England.

Wimbledon is considered to be one of the most iconic tennis ground around the world. Famous for its cream and strawberries, intense games and popular with the upper echelons of English society, in the summer all the eyes around the world are watching Wimbledon.

Without a doubt, every tennis fan will want to visit the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, where its show some of the most amazing moments that Wimbledon has seen. Based on latest technology, tennis player John McEnroe take guests back to the 1980’s Gentleman’s Dressing Room as he recalls when he met Jimmy Connors for the first time and prepared himself to take to the court.

The museum allows visitors to use interactive touch screen techonology to discover more about the history of the sport as well as the famous tennis club.

Tennis at the Olympics is the latest exhibition, in this one people can have a look at the best parts and mementos of 14 tennis games previously shown at the Olympics with the best moments including Olympic badges and medals, diplomas and certificates, programmes, clothing and souvenirs. Rodger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics are exposed, along with Peter Norfolk’s gold medal in the 2004 Athens Paralympics and Tim Henman’s silver from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Visitors will find out more about John Boland, who is the first Olympic tennis champion, and also discover about the amazing history of Titanic survivor Richard Williams and his mixed-doubles partner Hazel Wightman, who won in 1924.

There is also a guided tour of Wimbledon, which lasts about an hour and half and provides fans the opportunity to see historical and exclusive places in the Grounds.

Nevertheless, there are more sports in England than just tennis, perhaps the Lord’s Cricket Ground is one place that would be interesting for any sports fan discovering things to do in London.

Tours of Lord’s Cricket Ground allow visitors to get behind the scenes at MCC’s historic ground, where they can see many famous places of interest in the cricket world. They will be taken into a tour of the ground which lasts around 100 minutes and lead by an expert guide.

The best parts of the tour is the walk through the Pavilion to the Long Room, which is a room to watch cricket and an art gallery filled with portraits of some of the game’s famous characters such as WG Grace.

Visitors can also visit the player’s dressing rooms including the Lord’s Honours Boards, which are like long-lasting souvenirs of exceptional batting and bowling performances in Lord’s Tests. Also, a visit to the Tennis Course, where the Tennis is played is also an option.

In addition, tourists will have a chance to visit the MCC Museum, which holds the world-renowned Ashes urn. It also comprises photographs, artefacts and painting of 400 years of cricket history, that also tells the story of the development of the rural pastime to an international sport.

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