This year’s London Lunch with a Legend takes place on Friday 6th December at the grand and iconic 5* Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane where we will welcome two more giants of the game. This is the fifth year for our Christmas sporting lunch in London and the event goes from strength to strength.
Last year’s guests were none other than England legends Paul Gascoigne and Tony Adams, who thrilled our full house of guests with a collection of funny and poignant tales from their careers at the top. Previous years have seen us welcome Michael Owen, Sol Campbell Harry Redkanpp and Jamie Carragher, and this year’s line-up will feature two iconic Premier League and international stars of a similar standing.
With our regular Sky Sports sporting lunch and dinner host Pete Graves overseeing proceedings, guests will enjoy a fabulous three course lunch, complimentary bar, and the chance to hear extensive interviews with two footballing icons!
The Grosvenor House Hotel: Amongst London’s finest, the 5* Grosvenor House Hotel is located on Park Lane, one of the capital’s most prestigious addresses. The Grosvenor House Hotel was built in the 1920s and opened in 1929 on the site of Grosvenor House, the former London residence of the Dukes of Westminster, whose family name is Grosvenor. Over the years the Hotel has hosted some of the capital’s largest and most unique events; since the 1930s, the Great Room has hosted the world’s oldest charitable ball, the Royal Caledonian Ball, and many big TV Awards ceremonies including the Royal Television Society and the Broadcast Awards. Between 2004 and 2008 a massive renovation project restored the ‘Grand Dame of Park Lane’ to her former glory; the magnificent Ballroom will be the setting for our event, and guests will enjoy the catering and service for which the Hotel is rightly renowned. We are thrilled to be hosting our event in such a salubrious and historic venue.
Pete Graves: A passionate Newcastle United fan, Pete has enjoyed a swift rise through the broadcasting ranks to become one of the most recognisable faces on Sky Sports. After leaving university, Pete started his broadcasting career with the hospital radio show Radio Tyneside, before working in the local Metro Radio, and then ITV Tyneside as a sports reporter. Since 2009 he has worked at Sky Sports, mainly as a presenter, where his passion for football and knowledge of the game are amongst his greatest assets. Over the past few years Pete has become a great asset as a regular host of our sporting lunch and dinner events, and we are delighted to have him as always!