There are two world darts championships held in London each year. The World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace being the highest profile, attracting fans and players from around the world. 72 players take part in total, with the winner taking home £350,000 prize fund. The first tournament took place in 1994 and moved to Alexandra Palace in 2008. The English player Phil “the Power” Taylor is a legend within the sport, having made it to 18 of the World Dart Championship finals, Taylor has won a record 14 times. The overall winner is also awarded the Sid Waddell trophy, named after the famous commentator.
Heathrow Airport is a short journey on the London Underground, however all major London airports are in close reach of Alexandra Palace via London transport. Tickets go on sale from July. For the initial rounds tickets are priced at £31 for a tier seat and £41 for a table during the day. Evening prices are £36 for a tier seat and £46 for a table. For the quarter-final round tickets rise to £41 and £51, with semi-final and final priced at £51 tier seats and £61 table. Afternoon sessions start at 1pm and evening from 7pm. There is a 3-day break for Christmas.
It is worth booking as soon as tickets are on sale, especially for the finals as these will sell out. The table seats will put you closer to the players, with a great atmosphere. Bookings for these are limited to 6 per session. If you are going for tier seating, then you can still follow the action with video screens and commentary available. There is also a family enclosure for those travelling with anyone under the age of 18. There are hospitality packages available too for £150 and £200 giving you the best seats available, champagne reception, a 2-course meal, complimentary drinks and much more.
If you are planning to visit the London for the World Darts Championship, choose from a selection of houses, flats, B&B’s, spare rooms and other private rentals near to the venue in North London. Wherever you choose to stay, it is easy to travel across the city via the underground. Check our accommodation in London.
There are plenty of famous landmarks in London such as House of Parliament and Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and Leicester Square. There are lots of free museums, walk through Hyde Park, boat ride along the Thames or go to a show in the West End.
You can find out more about the World Darts Championship, including: news, tickets, player profiles and statistics, dart rules and how to play, the World Darts Championship and other tournaments, along with more details on the Professional Darts Corporation by visiting the official website.
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