Whilst London’s shops and bars are bustling with Christmas Shoppers, two of London’s most famous Stadiums are preparing to welcome the IRB Rugby World Cup.
Twickenham Stadium, known as the home of England rugby and the largest dedicated rugby union venue in the world, hosting 82,000 spectators, will be opening the IRB Rugby World Cup on 18th September with England against Fiji. The first ever game played on Twickenham’s famous pitch, (once a cabbage patch), was between local side the Harlequins and Richmond. Since then the Stadium has seen many changes and now houses a rugby museum packed full of memorabilia from over the years. Other Rugby World Cup fixtures being held here next year are; France vs Italy on 19th September, England vs Wales on 26th September, England vs Australia on 3rd October and Australia vs Wales on 10th October.
Another famous London Stadium, Wembley, was originally built as a centrepiece of the British Empire Exhibition at the end of the First World War. Totally re-built in 2007, the famous twin towers made way for the iconic arch over the stadium, now thought to be the most modern stadium in the world. It is most famous as host to the England vs Germany FIFA World Cup game in 1966! Wembley Stadium will be hosting two world cup matches: 20th September, New Zealand vs Argentina; and 27th September with Ireland V Romania.
The Rembrandt, based in Central London between two of the most famous areas of London for sight-seeing, South Kensington and Knightsbridge, is close to both Stadiums and makes an excellent base for Rugby fans. There are many weekend offers and excellent food on offer in its Edwardian Palette Restaurant. Book early to avoid disappointment via our website, by email at [email protected] or via phone on 020 3740 7145.
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