The Rugby World Cup is set to kick off on September 18th, so with just over a week to go Centurion is offering some help and advice on hotels, restaurants, nightlife and how to get to the cities picked to host the matches.
Eleven cities across England and Wales have been selected to host the Rugby World Cup 2015, and this month we've picked London Brent as our chosen city of interest. The new Wembley Stadium opened in 2007. and since then it has staged huge concerts, a UEFA Champions League final, Olympic football, NFL matches, both codes of rugby and motor sport. The stadium has a 90,000 capacity and is the largest stadium in the UK and the second largest in Europe.
If you're looking for places to stay, eat or go out, we've put together a short guide below to London Brent, to help celebrate the Rugby World Cup 2015.
Sunday 20th September - New Zealand v Argentina - 16.45
Sunday 27th September - Ireland v Romania - 16.45
Top places to stay
Hilton London Wembley (Overlooks Stadium)
The Hilton London Wembley is ideally located overlooking Wembley Stadium and the perfect place to stay for the Rugby World Cup. The contemporary hotel offers bright and airy guest rooms with LCD TVs. Guests can enjoy scenic views from the Sky Bar and Roof Terrace, while the Icons bar has been inspired by previous iconic Wembley players. Facilities include an indoor pool, sauna and steamroom where you can relax before or after the match.
St George's Hotel Wembley (Overlooks Stadium)
Overlooking Wembley Stadium, St George's Hotel is set in an ideal location just 20 minutes’ drive from central London and 45 minutes’ drive from London Heathrow Airport. Rooms include features such as free WiFi, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a minibar. 2 Tube stations are located 10 minutes' walk away whilst the surrounding area of Brent offers a great choice of Museums, Entertainment and Theatre.
The Fox & Goose Hotel (1.7 miles from Stadium)
The Fox And Goose Hotel is located just 5 minutes' walk from Hanger Lane Underground Station (Central Line), and is a 15-minute drive from Wembley Stadium/Arena. This attractive, traditional hotel sports a typical English pub with terrace and garden and a cosy open fireplace for the cooler evenings. The comfortable rooms offer excellent facilities and guests can enjoy free private parking on-site, a 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi throughout the building.
Top places to eat
Located close to Wembley Stadium on Malvern Road, Planet Caribbean serves a variety of tasty Jamaican dishes which offer excellent value for money, in a welcoming, atmospheric restuarant. A take-away and delivery service is also available if you are staying close to the stadium.
Youngs Peking Restaurant
Located on Harrow Road just 500 yards from the stadium, Youngs Peking Restaurant has been voted #1 by Trip Advisor out of 141 restaurants in the Wembley area. The staff are warm and welcoming and the service has been reviewed as nothing sort of excellent. The restaurant prides itself on its own homemade chinese sauces and dishes can be tailor made to suit individual requirements. The attentiveness from the staff and the welcoming atmosphere help to make this an excellent choice for a pre or post-match meal.
Blue Check Restaurant
Located on Empire Way Parade right next to Wembley Stadium, the Blue Check is the perfect place to meet up with friends before or after the match. The modern interior and outdoor seating adds a bit of cafe culture to Wembley and the menu offers a wide range of dishes including pizza and pasta which can be enjoyed whilst viewing some live sports action on the large plasma screens dotted about the restaurant
Top places to drink
The Green Man
Located on Dagmar Averbue very near to Wembley Stadium, The Green Man serves a selection of real ale on the pumps and houses a massive beer garden, perfect for a pre-match drink. You can even stay at the pub - they've a few rooms available to capitalise on the excellent location! The view from the beer garden is second to none, providing punters with a clear ringside view of the stadium.
One of the most popular places to be in Wembley! The Torch pub is located on Bridge Street just opposed Wembley Park station and is a traditional local pub serving a rage of sizzling dishes and a selection of classic pub favourites - all at great value prices. Pop in before or after the match for a pint and/or one of the pub's delicious burgers. Eat it whilst catching up on sporting events from one of the big screens - what more could you ask for? Just a short walk from the stadium, the pub derives its name from when it was built as the Olympic Torch at the time of the Games.
J J Moon's
Located on High Road, JJ Moon's is owned by the popular chain of Wetherspoons pubs, and as such you can expect a wide range of excellent pub grub and a selection of wines and beers all at incredibly competitive prices. Open daily, the pub is located close to Wembley Stadium and underwent a total refurbishment in 2007 around the time the stadium first re-opened its door to the public. The pub welcomes children up until 9pm and houses an attractive beer garden to the rear.
Getting there and away
By Train & Tube
Nearest trains and tubes to the stadium are listed below:
Wembley Park Station (Jubilee and Metropolitan Lines)
Wembley Stadium Station (Chiltern Railways)
Wembley Central Station (Bakerloo and London Overground Lines)
Wembley Stadium is a public transport destination and parking is limited. We recommend you only use official stadium parking and book in advance to avoid disappointment. Blue Badge parking is available to purchase via CSP Parking.
Local buses to the Stadium include 18, 83, 92 and 224.
Wembley Stadium is a bicycle friendly stadium. Bicycle parking is available on street level (B2) in the north east corner of the Stadium (near the Green car park).
Wembley is a public transport destination and during peak traffic, public transport is the best option. Outside of peak traffic, if you require a taxi please only use a licensed taxi. Text CAB to 60835 to get three local taxi numbers.