What’s left on Beckham’s travel bucket list?

For a man who travels the world for a living, his choice of holiday destinations speaks volumes.

March 2, 2016

Favourite place to visit
That’s a tough one. New York and LA are pretty special but I also like Singapore (I love staying at Marina Bay Sands). Then again, can you ever beat Paris? I’d say it can be matched but not beaten.

Of course, I love coming back to my home, London. It has everything you could ask for in a city.

Bucket list
I’m incredibly fortunate to have visited many places around the world. Antarctica for example, was pretty special and somewhere I will never forget.

There are so many places still to see but it’s difficult to pick out one in particular. I like to visit destinations where food is the central part of the journey so my next holiday will be somewhere I can try different cuisines.

Best ever holiday
We had an incredible time in the Maldives for our last few Christmas holidays, it has it all for the whole family. I’m also a huge fan of Bali

Where’s your favourite US destination?
I’ve had so many great holidays in the US, especially with Victoria and the kids, but our most memorable holiday has been to Utah. The landscapes are breath taking.

And away from travelling…

What's the most exhilarating live sport to watch?
Football of course! Though I also love basketball and tennis. There’s always a great atmosphere at Wimbledon. I would love to watch the Palio di Siena horse race in Italy one year. It’s something I’ve always wanted to see.

Do you have a favourite sports stadium?
The Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Wembley Stadium in London and Old Trafford in Manchester are of course my personal favourites. They have all you could ask for as a player and a fan including scale and atmosphere.

I have never been to La Bombonera in Buenos Aires but I’d love to see it. It’s supposed to be amazing. 

Favourite London restaurant?
Restaurants in London are some of the best in the world, so it’s difficult to pick only one. I’m really into pub lunches at the moment - The Cow in Notting Hill is great. 

David Beckham was speaking to British Airways’ High Life magazine.