Once you have tickets to the most heated fixtures for Rugby World Cup 2015, you’ll want to plan your time around the matches. But the games don’t take up all the time, so you will want to make the most of your time outside of the stadium with the best activities. Luckily there are plenty of exciting things to do in London during RWC 2015, and if you’re stuck for ideas, here are a few fun ideas to keep you occupied.
World Rugby Museum
Whether you are attending one of the games at Twickenham or not, a tour of this legendary stadium and a visit to the World Rugby Museum should be on your list, especially when you bring along your family. Your kids love the touch screen displays in the multimedia booths. They play interactive games while you test your knowledge of the history of the sport, admire the coveted trophies, and reminisce about memorable matches by exploring the memorabilia and the video footage. Later, you join the enthralling stadium tour and get access to areas you would never normally see. Make sure your camera is charged and ready to capture these moments. You get to see what the players see as you walk into the dressing room, and then step out onto the pitch. And you even get a taste of the regal, when you take a seat in the Royal Box.
The Cabbage Patch
One of the best things to do in London during RWC 2015 is to simply find time to relax after a game. After all, finding a cosy spot to unwind and debate the results over a pint is just as crucial to a good experience as seeing your team bring the world cup home. On a day out with your pals, drop in at the Cabbage Patch for a pint and if you are lucky, you may just run into a player or two. Located just off Twickenham Stadium, this pub is a popular hangout for rugby fans and players alike. Whether celebrating a victory or trying to cheer yourself up after a loss, their meaty, double burgers and draft London ales are perfect for any occasion.
The Elk Bar
The Elk Bar in Fulham is a great place to watch a game if you don’t have a ticket for the match you want to see. The bar takes the antler-motif to places you couldn’t imagine, and you find them behind the bar, and above as chandeliers. The energy is high here when the game is on, and you have options. The only thing better than watching the match on one of the plasma screens inside, is watching it on the big screen outside in the beer garden while you sip a pint. Order a sharing skewer platter or burgers and enjoy them warm and fresh off the grill. That’s one perk you don’t get at the stadium!