Situated in the heart of Greenwich and hosted at the iconic 02 Centre, the ATP Tour Finals brings together the cream of the tennis crop which includes the likes of Roger Federer and Andy Murray.
When it comes to the local area, visitors will have the chance to explore Stratford. This is home to the newest addition of the London which is the Olympic Village. Scene of many triumphant events and world records, it was the location for what was considered to be one of the most successful Olympic Games of all time.
This was where the likes of Jessica Ennis as well as Mo Farah went on to win Gold medals for Team GB and bask in the glory.
There is also the Aquatics Centre not to mention the Hockey Stadium which saw the women’s British Team record a bronze medal.
In addition to this, you can enjoy a number of different shopping opportunities. This is thanks to the opening of the Westfield Centre which benefits from a staggering wealth of shops, bars and restaurants. You will be able to find inside a host of major designer labels and all your favourite high street brands to name but a few.
Meanwhile this particular venue has been deemed as one of the biggest indoor shopping complexes across Europe so enjoy it to the max.
The financial centre (the City) and Canary Wharf are within close proximity of the venue. Here, you will have the ability to see a wide variety of major financial institutions and banking corporations which as a group is known as the Square Mile.
Other highlights feature Greenwich which is full of shops and restaurants and the Greenwich Observatory.
Whilst the O2 Centre has included the likes of Madonna and Lady Gaga among their performers as well as comedians Peter Kay and Michael McIntyre who have both sold out their audiences, it is transformed when tennis comes to town into a wonderful synthetic surface that holds around 15 to 20 thousand spectators.
The ATP Tour Finals features eight of the finest singles players that compete on the circuit and doubles players that finished off an epic year. They all compete in groups in what is known as a round robin tournament.
In total they play three games against their fellow competitors which reaches its conclusion with an eventual winner and a runner up. Both of these players then advance to the semi-final stage of the competition where they will be involved in a straight knock out format. It is a simple process after this where the winner of Group faces the runner up from Group B whilst winner of Group B plays second in Group.
The winner of the two finals goes directly to the final. Some of the key players you will be able to see may include Novak Djokovic who was the 2012 winner, Rafael Nadal and Spaniard David Ferrer.
In order to enjoy this amazing spectacle of sport, you will need to arrive at North Greenwich which is the nearest tube station.
This lies in Zone 3 of the underground system and is served by the Jubilee line. It is less than 10 minutes away. You can also reach the 02 via the new cable car system.