Our top sporting picks for Londoners to watch this weekend

Ahead of a jam-packed weekend of sports, we’ve picked out five key events that you should be watching. 


Wimbledon is one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world, and the first week of the competition will be coming to an end on Sunday. 

However, before that can happen, the London courts will display some more top-class tennis over the weekend.

Saturday will give way to the Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Singles Third Round, Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Second Round, Mixed Doubles First Round, and the Boys’ and Girls’ Singles First Round.

While on Sunday will be the Gentlemen’s and Ladies’ Singles Fourth Round, Gentlemen’s & Ladies’ Doubles Third Round, Mixed Doubles Second Round, and the Boys’ and Girls’ Singles First Round.

Live matches will air on BBC One, BBC Two and the BBC Red Button, and live commentary every day of the competition is being offered by BBC Radio 5 Live.

Viewers can also choose up to 18 courts to watch through smart TVs, BBC iPlayer, the BBC Sport website and app.

Formula 1

This weekend will play host to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire.

Saturday will consist of the racers’ final practice at 11:30, followed by three qualifying rounds at 15:00, 15:22 and 15:45.

The 52-lap main race will follow, commencing at 15:00 on Sunday.

The British Grand Prix will be broadcast live on Sky Sports and Channel 4, with highlights also available after the races. 


With two test matches down, The Ashes will see the men’s England v Australia teams play day three and four of the third test this weekend. 

Both Saturday and Sunday’s matches begin at 11:00 and will be live on Sky Sports but highlights will also be aired on the BBC. 

In the Women’s Ashes, Saturday will see England Women v Australia Women at 18:35, which can be watched on Sky Sports.


For the fourth consecutive year, the British Athletics Championships will be held at the Regional Arena in Manchester, giving athletes the chance to win national titles, and qualify for the World Championships in Budapest later in the year.

The competition will take place on Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9, with coverage provided on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport app for the duration of the event. 

100m final

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Events to look out for:

The Men’s 100 Metre Heats featuring Zarnel Hughes, who has run the fastest time in the world this year, will open the Manchester event at 11.30.

It will precede the women’s heats, which will begin at 12.35 and is World Champion Dina Asher-Smith’s first event of the weekend.

Finals for both events will be later in the day: the men’s at 19.22 and the women’s at 19.32. 

Matthew Hudson-Smith will be one to watch in the men’s 400m, with the heats at 16.05 on Saturday, before the finals at 16.00 on Sunday.

After winning world bronze, Commonwealth Games silver and European gold in 2022, Hudson-Smith will hope to continue his success and be victorious in Manchester.

One of the last events of the weekend will be the women’s 800m on Sunday at 16:40, and national record holder Keely Hodgkinson is a strong favourite to claim a third national title.

The 21-year-old will be joined by fellow Olympic finalists Jemma Reekie and Alex Bell, who will likely pose some serious contest for the silver medal.

A full event timetable of the two days can be downloaded from the British Athletics website here.

And read our full preview here.


The US Women’s Open is the biggest women’s tournament of the year, from July 6-9 at Pebble Beach continues this weekend. 

Saturday’s golf will be available to watch on Sky Sports Golf (00:00), Sky Sports Main Event (22:15), Sky Sports Mix (22:15), and Sky Sports Golf (23:00)

The Open will come to a close on Sunday, after the final day of the tournament which can be viewed on Sky Sports Main Event (20:00), Sky Sports Mix (20:00), and Sky Sports Golf (23:00).

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