London is currently home to the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, who play at the Budwieser Gardens, the host arena of the 2005 Memorial Cup. The Knights were both 2004-2005 OHL and Memorial Cup Champions. They are by far the most popular sports team in the city.
The University of Western Ontario teams play under the name Mustangs. The university's football team plays at TD Waterhouse Stadium.
Hawk Rocks the Park or Rock the Park is an annual classic rock music festival held at Harris Park in London, Ontario. Its primary sponsor is classic rock radio station "103.9 The Hawk". The purpose of the event is to raise money for "Bethanys Hope Foundation" for MLD Research.
The London Hot-Air Balloon Festival (London Balloon Festival) was an annual hot-air balloon festival held in London. The festival took place in Harris Park at the forks of the Thames River during Simcoe Day (first Monday in August) weekend. In addition to the balloon launches and rides, the festival featured various other attractions including a full amusement park midway, concerts, laser shows, and a night glow.
Springbank Park is a 300 acre park located along a stretch of the Thames River in London, ON. As the largest park in London, it contains 30 km of trails and is home to Storybook Gardens. At Springbank Park, there also are climbers, swings, a wading pool, picnic areas and soccer fields.
If fitness options are something you are looking for so you can keep up with your exercise regime, there are plenty of options in London and the surrounding area. There are numerous yoga studios, public gyms and swimming pools or even join a running clinic with Coach John, a local running pro. There are also hiking trails, trampoline gyms and bicycle paths.
Storybook Gardens is a popular attraction in London, and has features including sea lions and various other animals tied in with themes from children's nursery rhymes and stories. The park also includes climbing facilities and slides which have been upgraded throughout the years. This family attraction is open year round, and has skating during the winter months.