If you’re looking to go greyhound racing within the Capital, your options are now much reduced to those of years gone by. For greyhound racing London used to be a prime location, but the number of closures in recent years has been quite dramatic. There are now just 25 registered greyhound stadiums in the UK, with only two falling within the London Boroughs. Dog racing can be a fun night out for all the family and although there are now fewer options as far as venues are concerned, greyhound stadiums can still be found in and around the London area.
The most popular greyhound racing London stadium would be the home of the Greyhound Derby, Wimbledon. Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium is located in Merton and is arguably now the most famous stadium in England following the closure of Walthamstow. Wimbledon is a stadium steeped in history, having held its first event way back in 1928. After the demise of White City Stadium, Wimbledon was given the honour of hosting the Greyhound Derby and has hosted the blue ribbon event ever since. The four major competitions held at Wimbledon each year are the English Greyhound Derby, the Puppy Derby, the St Leger and the Oaks. With great facilities including seating for 8000 patrons in the grandstand as well as excellent bar and catering facilities, Wimbledon is an excellent choice for greyhound racing London.
Another option for anyone interested in a night at the dogs within London is Crayford Greyhound Stadium. Located in Bexley, Crayford Dog Track was first opened in 1937 and hosts a large number of meetings throughout the year. Owned by the bookmaker Ladbrokes, this track is well maintained and has an excellent restaurant as well as bar and fast food facilities. There are always various offers and promotions for anyone wishing to have a party at Crayford meaning potential customers can get great value for money. Both Saturday mornings and evenings are popular at this greyhound racing London track and this day is usually the most popular with the dog racing public.