Rugby Fever hits London

The Rugby World Cup 2015 kicks off this week and London is getting ready to welcome tons of of hundreds of Rugby followers from the UK and abroad. The capital will play host to 17 of the 48 matches throughout the capital’s three iconic venues, Wembley Stadium, The Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and Twickenham Stadium, with the opening ceremony and first match of the Event, and the ultimate match happening on the world-famous Twickenham Stadium.

With London staging a few of the largest matches of the Event, Rugby followers from everywhere in the world are set to converge on the town, with loads of alternatives to expertise rugby fever throughout the capital. ‘The Pack’, a 6,000 robust workforce of volunteers, might be on the bottom to assist guests make their strategy to the stadiums from designated transport hubs and supply useful info on match days.

Tracy Halliwell MBE, Director of Main Occasions at London & Companions, the official promotional firm for the town, stated: “London placed on a powerful present for the 2012 Olympic Video games, and can achieve this once more for the third largest sporting occasion on the earth, Rugby World Cup 2015. When you have but to get tickets for the Event, there are nonetheless some nice matches on sale by way of tickets.rugbyworldcup.com or you’ll be able to take pleasure in rugby fever on the official Fanzones and the capital’s many inns, bars, eating places and points of interest which are placing on particular packages and provides for the occasion.”

Guests will be capable of watch the London-based matches at one of many 4 free Fanzones throughout the town.

Fanzones
If you wish to be a part of the cheering crowds, be a part of the celebrations at Wembley Park, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Previous Deer Park, Richmond and Trafalgar Sq.. The Fanzones shall be open on match days – some for ticket holders solely – and on numerous days all through the Event.

Wembley Park, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Previous Deer Park can be screening reside Rugby World Cup 2015 matches and internet hosting leisure, rugby actions and meals and drinks for followers to take pleasure in. For extra info, go to the official Rugby World Cup website.

Touring the long-lasting Rugby World Cup 2015 Venues
Discover out extra concerning the historical past of your favorite venues with guided excursions of the London stadiums.

Twickenham Stadium, Wembley Stadium and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will all be open for excursions through the Event and supply a singular alternative to find the world-famous stadiums as Rugby World Cup venues.

Twickenham Stadium will run a restricted programme of stadium excursions through the event. The excursions will final 45-60 minutes and absorb the important thing areas of the stadium, together with the dressing room, gamers’ tunnel and pitch aspect.  All excursions will embrace a go to to the World Rugby Museum.  

Wembley Stadium, the most important stadium within the UK and second largest stadium in Europe, will probably be internet hosting excursions on chosen dates. Uncover the stadium like you might have by no means seen it earlier than, by going backstage to delve into 92 years of sporting and musical heritage throughout a 75 minute guided tour.

Relive the magic of London 2012 and expertise the thrill of Rugby World Cup with a tour of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Uncover the Stadium, ArcelorMittal Orbit, London Aquatics Centre and Lee Valley VeloPark on foot or by boat and discover out about the way forward for the stadium, which can absolutely reopen in 2016.

For many who need to get excessive above the town, the Coca-Cola London Eye shall be dressing up within the colors of Rugby World Cup 2015 throughout the Event, with the capsules wrapped within the flags of the 20 groups. Take pleasure in fantastic views, 135 meters above the town and uncover footage despatched in by followers from around the globe inside these particular Rugby capsules.

Chill out and recharge
In any case that sightseeing, guests can unwind at one of many many London inns and eating places providing particular packages to rejoice Rugby World Cup 2015.

Loosen up in one of many government rooms at K West Hotel & Spa and prepare to help your group with a complimentary bucket of beers. Carry on celebrating the next day with a scrumptious cooked breakfast and a VIP Westfield Buying Move.

In the course of the Event, The Goring in Belgravia is partnering with the Dallaglio Basis, based by retired rugby star Lawrence Dallaglio. The lodge is donating 10 per cent from every keep to the charity, which seeks to assist deprived youngsters via sport. In addition to the donation The Goring can also be giving friends staying throughout Rugby World Cup 2015 a signed copy of Lawrence Dallaglio’s autobiography.

For skilled commentary, the Sports Bar & Grill at Sheraton Skyline Lodge would be the place to be. The restaurant shall be internet hosting two former worldwide Rugby gamers, Jason White on September 19 and Phil Vickery on October 10, and friends will be capable of ask their questions in addition to benefit from the reside matches on these evenings.

These on the lookout for a dramatic backdrop to recreation nights can head to Searcys The Gherkin, because the personal members membership is opening its doorways to the general public on 5 Saturdays through the event for reside screenings. Friends will probably be handled to an expensive drinks reception and canapés, adopted by a 3 course meal.

Rugby followers in London may also be in for some additional motion on the World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge, which shall be happening on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park between October 12-16. The occasion will see the most effective eight worldwide groups competing on the Copper Field.  

For extra info on what to do in the course of the Rugby World Cup 2015, go to www.visitlondon.com/rugby