London Gold Cup Lunch 2025
14Mar
2025

London Gold Cup Lunch 2025 with the British Sporting Icons

Our London Gold Cup Lunch will once again be taking place at one of the world’s most famous and iconic cricket grounds, The Oval, where we will be located in the luxurious 175 Suite.

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the most important steeplechase in the world, with the names of some of racing’s greatest equine superstars etched on the coveted trophy.

This year we are delighted to welcome as our special guests, two British sporting legends! One of English football’s most iconic players of all-time, Sir Geoff Hurst, will be joined by ever-popular legend of British boxing, Frank Bruno. It will be fascinating to hear from two of the elder statesmen of the British sporting world, in the company of our regular host from Sky Sports, Pete Graves. Our professional tipster will also be giving his thoughts on a cracking card at Cheltenham. This all-inclusive package includes a three-course meal, six-hour complimentary bar of beers, wines and soft drinks, big-screen coverage of the racing, and the chance to hear from these two sporting icons.

Gold Cup Meeting

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the most important steeplechase in the world, with the names of some of racing’s greatest equine superstars etched on the coveted trophy. Over the years the likes of Arkle, Desert Orchid, Best Mate and Kauto Star have all landed the biggest prize in National Hunt racing, can current two-time defending champion Galopin Des Champs record an historic hat-trick in the big one? The feature race is backed up by a superb undercard attracting some of the best horses in training over both the hurdles and chase course.

Sir Geoff Hurst MBE

Sir Geoff stands as a legendary figure in the annals of football history, celebrated for his unparalleled achievement as the only player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final. Lancashire born and bred, after joining West Ham aged 17, Geoff’s prolific goal-scoring ability quickly became evident, where he played a pivotal role in the club’s successes during the 1960s. His partnership with Bobby Moore and Martin Peters formed the backbone of a dynamic team that claimed the FA Cup in 1964 and the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1965. The pinnacle of Hurst’s career unfolded on July 30, 1966, at Wembley Stadium during the World Cup final against West Germany. England, led by manager Alf Ramsey, faced a resilient German side in a tense and thrilling encounter. Hurst etched his name into history by scoring three goals, securing England’s 4-2 victory in extra time and lifting the Jules Rimet Trophy. In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Geoff Hurst was awarded the MBE in 1975 and later knighted in 1998. Geoff finished his playing career as one of the country’s most prolific strikers, with 299 goals in 674 club appearances, with a further 24 goals in just 49 England matches.

Frank Bruno MBE

A titan of British boxing, Frank transcended the sport to become a national treasure. Nicknamed “Big Frank,” Bruno’s talent shone early. At 18, he was the youngest ever Amateur British Champion and upon turning pro in 1981, he stormed to a staggering 21 consecutive knockouts, cementing his reputation as a major force in the heavyweight division. He shared the ring with legends like Mike Tyson (twice) and Lennox Lewis, captivating audiences with his thunderous punches and unwavering spirit, even in defeat. But it was 1995 that etched his name in history. In a Wembley Stadium showdown, Bruno defied the odds, dethroning Oliver McCall to become WBC World Heavyweight Champion. Though he later lost the title, the victory solidified his legacy as a British boxing legend. He finished his career with 40 victories in 45 bouts, with a staggering 38 knockouts! Frank’s impact goes far beyond the canvas. He’s a published author, mental health advocate, and has even graced the pantomime stage! Beloved for his humour and unwavering spirit in the face of defeat, Frank Bruno is a true British sporting icon.

Pete Graves

A passionate Newcastle Utd 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 sport and all-round knowledge are amongst his greatest assets. Over the past few years Pete has become a great asset as a regular host of our events, and we are delighted to have him as always!

175 Suite at the Oval

One of the world’s oldest and most iconic cricket grounds, The Oval has been the home of Surrey CCC since 1845; it was the first English ground to host Test cricket, and internationals have been played here ever since. The 175 Suite is within the Kia Oval’s recently opened Galadari Stand; situated on the second floor it offers a fantastic view of the famous Oval wicket and abundant natural daylight. Food and service are of the calibre you would expect from the premium facility at a world class stadium. Fully air-conditioned, the Suite has high ceiling so is perfect for a giant screen event, and with easy tube access from the Northern and Victoria Lines, this is the perfect setting for our event!

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London Gold Cup Lunch 2024 - Guests at the Speaker Sponsor Table

Speaker Sponsor Package

£4,950 (+ VAT)
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As a Speaker Sponsor Table at our Gold Cup Lunch, you’ll enjoy all the benefits of the Gold Package plus the opportunity to have one of our special guests sat at your table for the day.

What’s included?
  • One of our special guests to sit on your table
  • Opportunity to put a piece of company marketing literature on each chair and do any product giveaways for guests
  • Opportunity to display any banners/exhibition stands in the event room)
  • Group photograph with our special guests
  • Reserved places within the 175 Suite at The Oval
  • Big screen coverage of all of the race meetings of the day from Cheltenham
  • Three course lunch
  • Six-hour complimentary bar (includes beers, house wines and soft drinks)
  • Entertaining Q & A session from Sir Geoff Hurst & Frank Bruno
  • Live music from an Irish band
  • Event hosted by Pete Graves (Sky Sports)
  • Racing tips from a leading horse racing expert
  • Bookmakers in the room
  • Silent auction

Gold Individual

£375 (+ VAT)
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Enjoy all the benefits of the Silver Package plus prominently positioned table, a pre-event drinks reception with our star guests, and the opportunity to have a group photo.

What’s included?
  • Pre-event group professional photograph with our special guests
  • Premium positioned table
  • Reserved places within the 175 Suite at The Oval
  • Big screen coverage of all of the race meetings of the day from Cheltenham
  • Three course lunch
  • Six-hour complimentary bar (includes beers, house wines and soft drinks)
  • Entertaining Q & A session from Sir Geoff Hurst & Frank Bruno
  • Live music from an Irish band
  • Event hosted by Pete Graves (Sky Sports)
  • Racing tips from a leading horse racing expert
  • Bookmakers in the room
  • Silent auction
London Gold Cup Lunch 2024 -The Day's Special Guests

Silver Individual

£275 (+ VAT)
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This year’s London Gold Cup Lunch features the big race card from Cheltenham, with our very special guests.

What’s included?
  • Reserved places within the 175 Suite at The Oval
  • Big screen coverage of all of the race meetings of the day from Cheltenham
  • Three course lunch
  • Six-hour complimentary bar (includes beers, house wines and soft drinks)
  • Entertaining Q & A session from Sir Geoff Hurst & Frank Bruno
  • Live music from an Irish band
  • Event hosted by Pete Graves (Sky Sports)
  • Racing tips from a leading horse racing expert
  • Bookmakers in the room
  • Silent auction

Prices are per person, and exclusive of VAT unless stated otherwise.

London Gold Cup Lunch 2024 - Guests at the Speaker Sponsor Table
Speaker Sponsor Package
£4,950 (+ VAT)
Package details
Gold Individual
£375 (+ VAT)
Package details
London Gold Cup Lunch 2024 -The Day's Special Guests
Silver Individual
£275 (+ VAT)
Package details

Prices are per person, and exclusive of VAT unless stated otherwise.

London Gold Cup Lunch 2024 - Special Guests in conversation with Pete Graves

Sample Itinerary

From 11.00amGuests Arrive
11.55amIntroduction: Sky Sports presenter
12 NoonYour Starter and Main Course are served.
12.50pmQ & A with our first Special Guest
1.30pmFirst Race
1.40pmDessert
2.10pmSecond Race
2.20pmQ & A with our Second Special Guest
2.50pmThird Race
3.30pmFourth Race
4.10pmFifth Race
4.50pmSixth Race
5.00pmComplimentary Bar Closes
5.30pmSeventh Race
7.00pmVenue Closes
Please note that this a sample itinerary and final timings will be subject to change.

Your Frequently Asked Questions

London Gold Cup Lunch

  • How can I see what Gold Cup Lunch packages are available?

    Simply visit our dedicated hospitality page to see all our latest packages;

    Then either chat with us live online, call 0800 195 4250, email sales@galahospitality.co.uk or complete our online enquiry form.

  • How far in advance do I need to book?

    It is always best to book as early as possible to ensure access to the best facilities possible.

  • I have a large group I wish to book for, can this be done online?

    Yes, as long as there is availability. Once you have chosen which event, package and date you wish to book, you will then have the option to choose the amount of places you wish to purchase.

  • Will all of my party be seated together?

    Yes, when you book your hospitality event, we will try our best to ensure that all of your party are sat together. We will be able to clarify groupings with you at the point of booking.

  • I've purchased my places for the Gold Cup Lunch, can I upgrade these?

    Yes, we'll accommodate this upgrade if possible. Please speak get in touch with our team on 0800 195 4250 or sales@galahospitality.co.uk

  • How will I receive my Gold Cup Lunch tickets

    You’ll receive your Gold Cup Lunch tickets via post. Please ensure that the Gala Team have your most up to date delivery address when you confirm your booking. Either chat with us live online, call 0800 195 4250, email sales@galahospitality.co.uk or complete our online enquiry form.

  • When should I expect to receive my Gold Cup Lunch hospitality documents?

    For peace of mind, we’ll post your tickets and documentation approximately ten to fourteen days before your Gold Cup event takes place. All tickets will be sent via Royal Mail Special delivery.

  • Does the Gold Cup Lunch have a dress code?

    Smart-casual wear is suggested for our Gold Cup Lunch hospitality. Jackets and ties aren’t necessary, but avoid wearing ripped/faded jeans, sports wear or trainers.

  • Can you bring bags into The Gold Cup Lunch?

    Yes, although there isn't a cloakroom or storage area. We'd advise to only bring a small bag, that would fit under your seat, if necessary.

  • Will there be an official photographer during the Gold Cup Lunch event?

    Gala regularly works with some of the UK’s best photographers and videographers, and we’re happy to make the arrangements if you’d like a professional keepsake of your special day. Just speak to our team on 0800 195 4250 or sales@galahospitality.co.uk

  • What’s the best way to get to The Oval by rail?

    The Kia Oval is just ten minutes by foot from Vauxhall station, which is served by South Western Trains coming in and out of Waterloo.

  • What’s the best way to get to The Oval by tube?

    Take the Northern Line or Victoria Line. The Northern Line gets you closest, with Oval tube station two minutes’ walk from the ground, and Kennington tube station a ten-minute walk away. Alternatively, on the Victoria Line, get off at Vauxhall tube station and walk ten minutes to The Oval.

  • What’s the best way to get to The Oval by bus?

    Route numbers 36, 185 and 436 stop outside The Oval, while the buses 3, 59, 109, 133, 159 and 333 all stop within a five-minute walk of the ground.

  • Where should I meet my guests upon arrival at The Gold Cup Lunch?

    As each member of your party arrives at The Gold Cup Lunch, a member of the Gala team will escort them to your table in the hospitality suite.

London Gold Cup Lunch 2024 - Guests enjoy the racing action
14Mar
2025

London Gold Cup Lunch 2025 with the British Sporting Icons

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