London's three representatives in this season's UEFA Champions League – Arsenal FC, Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC – have been unable to bring the trophy to the United Kingdom capital, yet the most prized silverware in European club football will nonetheless be paraded in the city ahead of the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 28 May.
At a special ceremony at the Guildhall on Wednesday, the trophy was delivered to the host city for this year's final as UEFA President Michel Platini handed over the cup to the mayor of London, Boris Johnson. Now, one of football's hotbed cities will be showcasing, at various high-profile venues, the trophy that all of the world's top players want to win.
The London Trophy Tour begins in Duke of York Square, located on Kings Road just off Sloane Square, and the largest new public space in London in the last 20 years. Created from the former Duke of York's army barracks, it is now an oasis of shops, restaurants and wide open spaces enjoyed by Londoners and tourists alike.
Duke of York Square, Kings Road, London SW3 4LY (1000-1900)
Old Spitalfields Market will be a proud host of the UEFA Champions League Trophy. One of London's finest Victorian market halls, Old Spitalfields is set in the heart of the city and is a jewel of east London. Surrounded by restaurants and bars, it offers visitors a unique shopping experience.
Commercial Street, London E1 6AA (1000-1900)
Over two days, Canary Wharf will take centre stage alongside the trophy. Over the past 20 years this iconic financial and business district has developed from derelict docks into home for over 200 shops, bars, restaurants and cafes and some of the world's leading businesses employing nearly 100,000 people across a diverse range of sectors. The trophy will be on display in Reuters Plaza.
Nash Court, Upper Bank Street, London E14 5AB (0700-1900)
In an innovative move, the final of Europe's premier women's club competition, the UEFA Women's Champions League, is now played in the same week and in the same city as the men's UEFA Champions League final. This season's showpiece comes to Craven Cottage, home of Fulham FC, in west London on Thursday 26 May. To herald the occasion, Fulham will have the men's and women's trophies on show at their Premier League match against Liverpool FC - those wishing to see the trophies must have a match ticket.
Craven Cottage, Stevenage Road, London SW6 6HH (1700-2030)
The UEFA Champions League Trophy meets a memorable slice of the capital - Trafalgar Square, at the centre of London, is one of the city's most vibrant open spaces. Home to Nelson's Column, the square is rich in history and provides a platform for new artistic performances and events.
Trafalagar Square, London, WC2N 5BY (0800-1900)
Heathrow is one of the world's busiest airports and Terminal 5 its newest terminal - as well as the site of the largest free-standing structure in the UK. On 12 May, this huge global hub welcomes European football's holy grail.
Heathrow Terminal 5, Hounslow TW6 (0700-2000)
City Hall / More London marks the penultimate London leg. Located next to City Hall and just along the river from London Bridge, this space gives the trophy tour an ideal position among some of the most iconic landmarks in the capital.
The Queens Walk, London SE1 2AA (0900-1900)
Photo opportunities with the UEFA Champions League Trophy will be available at Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park, the iconic setting for the UEFA Champions Festival, a week-long celebration of football leading up to the final at Wembley.
Nearest tube: Marble Arch
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