William Hill World Darts Championship

William Hill World Darts Championship, will you be watching?

When it comes to darts and darts competitions in the world, one dart competition that has continued to pull crowd within Europe and around the world is the William Hill World Dart Competition. William Hill World Dart Championship began after it was separated from the British Dart Organisation. This championship with worldwide coverage is organised by the Professional Darts Competition every year and it usually during the end of December to January. Last year, William Hill World Dart Championship event held at Alexandra Palace which is more of a traditional ground for the competition over the years. The 2017 championship event which takes place on December 14th, 2017 - January 1st, 2018 offered an array of activities and lots of fun. There were quite a lot of surprises associated with the last year championship. The last year William Hill Dart Championship event saw for the first in the history of the competition (both in the British Dart Competition era and the Professional Dart Competition) that no Englishman qualified beyond the semi final stage. Also, famous dart player, Phil Taylor made a remarkable 28th appearance at the World Championship equalling the most appearance record set by John Lowe.

With the 2017/2018 William Hills Dart Competition around the corner, spirits are high amongst dart lovers and followers around the world. Spectators from Europe and beyond hoping to see if Michael Van Gerwen from Netherland is able to retain the coveted Sid Waddell Trophy for the third time. One unique aspect of this competition is the place the event will be held. This year's event which is slated to hold between December 14th through January 1st will be held at the famous Alexandra Palace in London which was opened in 1873. The Alexandra Palace which will be the hosting ground for this year's championship is within walking distance to the National Hotel in Muswell Hill. With this year price money still pegged at 1.6 million pounds, visitors and dart lovers around the world are in for another moment of surprise and fun.

Places And Things To Do In This Year's William Hills Dart Championship Event

Attractions in and around North London

A guide to the best things to do and attractions in North London, including visiting Camden Passage, Highgate Cemetery, Alexandra Palace and the Emirates Stadium.

Alexandra Palace

Set in a large hillside park with fine views over London, "Ally Pally" opened in 1873 as a Victorian "people's palace" that at its peak attracted 70,000 visitors a day. Closed in 1889, it was later taken over by the BBC who made the world's first television broadcast from here in 1936. Today it is used for exhibitions, performances and sports events, and you can also have fun visiting an ice rink, boating lake and deer enclosure.

Camden Passage

Once devoted to antiques, this small run of narrow lanes near Angel is today home to a range of specialist shops that are supplemented by market stalls every Wednesday and Saturday. Vintage clothes, period crockery, Japanese prints, African waistcoats, designer wools, high quality chocolates-- it's all worth a browse and there are also several pubs and cafés where you can get a drink and a bite to eat.

Emirates Stadium

Founded in 1886, Arsenal Football Club has been a major feature of North London life since 1913. Known as "The Emirates", its current, 60,000-capacity ground opened close to Holloway Road in 2006. Sports fans can visit the memorabilia-filled Arsenal Museum and take an hour-long stadium tour - including a premium experience led by a team "legend" such as Charlie George or Perry Groves.

The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

Eric Estorick was an American art dealer with a passion for 20th-century Italian art who established this elegant museum in Canonbury shortly before his death in 1993. As well as a permanent collection that includes key works by the Futurists, Modigliani and de Chirico, there are stimulating temporary exhibitions plus a small garden café and shop.

Highgate Cemetery

This atmospheric, Grade I-listed Victorian cemetery has many famous residents including Karl Marx, George Eliot and Beryl Bainbridge. It is split into two parts-- the easily accessed East Cemetery, which offers plenty of interest with its ivy-clad tombstones and poignant memorials, and the wilder West Cemetery which can only be visited on an hour-long guided tour. A map showing key graves is on sale at the entrance.

Bruce Castle

Set in a 20-acre park with a children's playground and sports facilities, this much-altered 16th-century manor house is now a large museum devoted to the history of Haringey and the borough's many famous residents - including Sir Rowland Hill, who reformed the British postal service, and the Hungarian David Gestetner, who invented the forerunner of the modern photocopier. A red-brick tower from 1516 somehow survives just beside the entrance, which was probably built to house hunting birds.

Kings Place

Opened in 2008, this impressive modern arts venue is at the forefront of the regeneration of King's Cross. Two concert halls, art galleries, a canalside restaurant and a lively programme of cultural events make it well worth visiting-- the interior of Hall One is faced entirely with oak veneer that came from a single, 500-year-old tree from Germany.

Little Angel Theatre

Founded in 1961, this 100-seat children's puppet theatre occupies an old temperance hall in Islington. It puts on lively, innovative shows that amuse and amaze both old and young audiences. Some performances are "baby-friendly", others aimed at two to five year-olds, the rest are for anyone aged six and older.

London Canal Museum

Originally built in 1863 for the ice cream-maker Carlo Gatti, this small and enthusiastically run King's Cross museum sits beside the Regent's Canal and still has a well once used to store ice shipped down from Norway. Exhibits on two floors tell the story of England's canals and the lifestyle they supported, and include some entertaining archive films. There is also a bookshop and an events programme with towpath walks and children's activities.

Waterlow Park

This delightful hillside park and arts venue in Highgate was given to the public in 1889 by the printing magnate Sir Sidney Waterlow. Its centrepiece is Lauderdale House, now a performance and exhibition space with a busy programme of cultural events and a restaurant. Ponds, gardens and a children's playground make this a popular spot for families, and the shops and restaurants of Highgate Village are close by.

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