I’m really excited England play Fiji this evening at Twickenham in London and the Rugby world cup 2015 Kicks off and I’m sure so will the banter! So come on England!!!!!!
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The Semi finals and finals are all at Twickenham so the focus moves to London for the Rugby, Social scene and career opportunities for visitors who would like to stay and work in London!
Well, the Rugby World cup is finally here in the UK and whilst there are games all over the UK, the centre of activity is bound to be based in London. Twickenham the venue of the final plus many pool games, is a short train ride from central London and a walk to Richmond were the rail and London Underground (tube) connections ensure easy public transport links. At BITE Consulting, our home in Bagshot is a short walk from Pennyhill Park, the England training camp, and our Leicester square Offices are ideally suited to enjoy the best of London.
Making the most of your UK Experience for us covers:
- The Rugby – player and team performance
- The Social Side – enjoying London’s complete social experience
- Tourism – places to go, things to see
- Career and job opportunities – discovering career or job opportunities in London
Under these four topics we want to help you gain valuable tips on how to enjoy your time over the Rugby World Cup period in London.
As the world cup progresses people can comment on the play, where to go and what to do for the duration of the world up.
So here’s a starter for one!
Here are all the fixtures from Friday 18th September when England commence there campaign at Twickenham to the World cup final Saturday October 31st at Twickenham.
If you don’t have tickets I would recommend you watch the England Wales game at London Welsh Old Deer park Richmond ground with the bonus of some weather protection if it rains!
The pools look pretty interesting with the home nations gaining some considerable advantage with games in their own stadia or “local stadia”.
First match: Friday, 18 September 20:00, England v Fiji, Twickenham Stadium, London
BITE’s prediction: England to top, Australia to make it and Wales to Flop! With Uruguay winless
Wrong! Australia TOP Wales second and England Flop
First Match: Saturday, 19 September 16:45, South Africa v Japan, Brighton Community Stadium, Brighton
BITE’s prediction: South Africa to top, Scotland to flop and Samoa to surprise the group.US winless!
South Africa top Scotland second with Japan thesuprise the group winning 3 matches
First Match: Saturday, 19 September 12:00, Tonga v Georgia, Kingsholm, Gloucester
BITE’s prediction: New Zealand to top, Argentina to scrape it and Namibia to flop winless
Perfect prediction although Argentina started to look good
First Match: Saturday, 19 September 14:30, Ireland v Canada, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
BITE’s prediction: Ireland to top, Canada to flop and France to qualify, no one winless
Almost Perfect prediction except Canada were winless
Only time will tell on our predictions but the structure and organisation in the game makes it easier to predict the outcome than soccer!
Check out these links if you are looking for tickets!
LIFE AFTER THE POOL STAGES AND ENGLAND EXIT THE KNOCKOUT QUARTER AND SEMI FINALS
Read more at http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/fixtures#nearestMatch#xJRr7VWeMSAGEOoe.99
Watch the Rugby World cup 2015 on a large screen
I have just spent last Saturday at the FANZONE at Old Deer Park Richmond – it is less than 5 mins. walk from the station adjacent to the Richmond Athletic ground a fantastic experience, abit like being at a mini festival. There is a big top tent 3 large screens 3 bars food stalls, world cup stash stores, everything you need. One tip though get to the bar well before the start of each game and buy double portions!
Admission is free so you can enjoy it with friends even experience an off road Lanrover experience and bring a rugby ball to play with on the pitch in the zone.
If you weren’t lucky enough to nab a ticket for that game, or indeed for any of the matches, then head outdoors and catch the action on one of London’s big screens.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
This is one of the official “fanzones” set up by the RWC to run throughout the tournament. There will be rugby-related activities, live music, food stalls – and of course live coverage of the matches on a big screen. On days when matches are to played at the stadium, it’ll only be open to ticket-holders – all other times, it’s free.
Find it: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 2ST; rugbyworldcup.com
Old Deer Park
Another fanzone here, this time in Richmond. The area can hold up to 10,000 fans, and it’s only a 20 minute walk from Twickenham, so there’s bound to be a great atmosphere. An added bonus here is that if it starts to rain (somewhat likely), there’s a massive undercover seating area. Probably the best bet to watch the games with a knowledgeable crowd at the home of Welsh Exiles Rugby with plenty of other nationalities too!
Find it: 187 Kew Road, Surrey, TW9 2AZ; rugbyworldcup.com
The big screen at Sheldon Square has been showing the biggest sport events – Wimbledon, The Ashes, the Tour de France – for most of the summer, and it will continue into September for the Rugby World Cup.
Find it: Sheldon Square, W2; paddingtoncentral.com
Deckchairs at the ready for Summer Live in Exchange Square. They’ll be screening the opening ceremony as well as the rest of the games. There will be a whole day of sport ahead of the big kick-off on Friday, starting nice and early at 8.30am with Taranaki v Waitako in the ITM Rugby Union Cup.
Find it: Exchange Square; broadgate.co.uk/summerlive
The deckchairs and picket fencing make this one an attractive place to kick back in take in the rugby. The Refinery will also be serving seasonal dishes (puddings included), along with a range of beers and spirits.
Find it: 110 Southwark Street, SE1 OTF; visitbankside.com
Woolwich Big Screen
Right across from Woolwich Arsenal train station is the big screen in General Gordon Square, which broadcasts everything from the biggest sport events to the Great British Bake Off. There’s a green in front of the screen, so bring along a blanket or your own chairs for this one.
Find it: General Gordon Square, Woolwich, SE18 6HD; royalgreenwich.gov.uk
Head up to this astroturf green for a relaxed way to take in the rugby. You can get something to eat and drink from the nearby pop-up retailers or, if the weather takes a turn for the worse, you can head inside where the game will be shown on the TVs.
Find it: 2-10 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6GY, boxpark.co.uk
2. The Social Side
The traditional place to meet at Twickenham before the game is The Cabbage Patch pub opposite the station and a great place for banter before each game, but get there early because it becomes uncomfortably busy.
Often a better option is the Albany pub which as you cross the road you can see from the bridge and is a 100 yard work around the side road adjacent to the cabbage patch. 1 Queen’s Rd, Twickenham TW1 4EZ
Tel: 020 8891 1777
Afterwards either head into Richmond or Clapham and the south London / Central London area for the pubs and clubs. You have Ruby Blue and Zoo Bar in Leicester Square plus Tiger Tiger and Jewel bar in Piccadilly or the vibrant area that is Soho with all its clubs and pubs.
Where do we start you’d need a full 8 weeks to see everything in London! There is the River Thames and all its tours from Richmond and Twickenham down to Greenwich and the maritime museum and observatory or going up stream to Windsor and its famous Castle, if the flag’s flying be on your best behaviour, the Queen’s in residence.
Traditionally in London there is Buckingham Palace, the Natural History and Science museums with free entry plus many more such as the Victoria and Albert. The numerous art galleries for the cultured are free such as the Tate Modern, Tate Britain and the National Gallery. Madame Tussauds Wax museum is fun for celebrity spotting and the Theatre District near Leicester Square and Covent Garden with its world famous opera house are close by.
Just outside London the major theme parks are Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures with great fun for adults and kids alike….. come to think of it most Rugby players are just big kids!
We’ll feed in links and ideas from people as we go through the tournament!
4. CAREER AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Most people in the UK, gain a job with the help of an agency and generally they advertise their positions on job boards. The other big opportunity is networking and it’s a must to get yourself a profile on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com.
One of the best general boards out there for your London job search has over 20,000 jobs is: http://jobs.biteconsulting.co.uk/ and our own career site should be helpful:
www.biteconsulting.co.uk – primarily IT, TECO Accountancy and finance plus professional Interim consultants and managers
www.GetaUKjob.com – good overall help on finding a job in the UK
Watch this space for more to comeTags: London Job Search, Rugby World Cup 2015 Guide, Rugby World Cup fixtures and banter, Rugby world cup job advice, Rugby World Cup London tourism, Rugby World Cup Social
This post was written by Keith