If you're lucky enough to get tickets to the FA Cup final, you're in for a real treat – seeing a moment of English football history from the stands at the famous Wembley Stadium.
Those who choose to watch the match on TV are spoilt for choice in London. If you fancy a pint with your football, why not soak up the atmosphere in a traditional English pub while watching the game? Perhaps you'd prefer to watch in one of London's dedicated sports bars. It's an experience you'll savour for years to come.
For those not so keen on seeing the football game: a hot tip is to hit the shops – they're usually nice and quiet during the match!
History of the FA Cup and Wembley Stadium
The FA Cup is the oldest and longest-running football (soccer) competition in the world and was first held in 1871-72 with entries from 15 clubs. Since then, the FA Cup has grown considerably and each year several hundred teams enter the competition.
The FA Cup final is traditionally played at London's Wembley Stadium, but extensive renovations to the venue meant it was held in Wales at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium from 2001 to 2006. In 2007, the FA Cup once again returned to Wembley Stadium.
The FA Cup Final: Past and Present
What makes the FA Cup so exciting is the fact that it's a knockout tournament, featuring teams from all levels of competition. Entry is open to all professional English teams in the Premier League and Football League. Certain other clubs from the English football league system are also eligible.
So, as the season progresses, you may see a small local team play one of the world's biggest and best, often with thrilling results.
For sports and football fans alike, this is a London event that's not to be missed.
Last year, Manchester United secured the trophy after defeating Crystal Palace by two goals to one. Manchester United have won a joint-record 12 FA Cups, held with London club Arsenal.