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Horse Racing in London

What better way to celebrate your stag weekend in the Big Smoke, than with The Sport of Kings?! A spot of thoroughbred horse racing during the day is enough to make anyone feel like a gentleman, and gambling away your last penny on a horse with the name "Sweaty Trollop" is the stag in you. Of course you don't have to gamble, but it is a bit more exciting watching this top equestrian sport when you've had a little flutter.

Horse racing is thought to have started back in 200AD during the Roman Empire in the region of Yorkshire. The fact that it's still going strong today and is the cornerstone of the gambling industry shows you this sport isn't popular for nothing. London is the perfect back drop to a day at the races as it has plenty of courses to offer and we have different packages depending on how much you want to be looked after! Give our office a call and we can walk you through what's available.

As the UK's capital, there's no end to what delights are in store for you should you choose London as your stag weekend location.  Our major global city is one of the world's greatest contributors to politics, entertainment, culture, arts and not to mention the night life. Yes it can be pricey, but you are rocking up in one of the best cities in the whole world. With Big Ben, The London Eye and the River Thames as your landscape, you won't have to look for a good time in London, a good time comes to find you.

Before you set upon your evening of madness and mayhem, you'll get to sample the delights of one of the best race courses in the country, and hopefully you'll win. You don't need a top hat and tails to enjoy this spectator's sport but one of the handy things about having this as your daytime activity is you can usually go straight out on the lash afterwards – no returning to the hotel to remove all the mud. Some of the races you might experience when you're at the course are flat racing – an unobstructed course for the race; or National Hunt Racing, which is where hurdles or fences are used for the horses to jump over.  There are 59 licensed race courses in England, with the 60th set to open this year and in London, we'll be sending you to an excellent location to gamble and enjoy your stag weekend.