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NFL in London

Four NFL games will take place in London later this year. This is the first time four games, the equivalent of half a home schedule, will be played in London, with previous years only having 1-3 games. Full fixture details can be found here.

If you’re planning on attending one of these games, here’s a quick guide to where you might want to stay and eat depending on which stadium you’re going to.

 

Wembley Stadium

 

A Place to Stay

Hilton London Wembley – This four star hotel is perfectly placed if you’re going to Wembley Stadium as it overlooks the iconic building. It’s only a 20 minute drive from the centre of London or a ten minute walk from the tube station. There are fitness facilities including an indoor pool and sauna and there’s a 24-hour business centre.

For dining the hotel offers Sky Bar 9, a roof terrace with scenic views to accompany your cocktail and food, or the Association Restaurant, which has a changing menu but often consists of British cuisine.

 

A Place to Eat

Young’s Peking Restaurant – This chinese restaurant is only a ten minute walk from Wembley Stadium and is the number one restaurant near Wembley according to Tripadvisor. If you aren’t sure what to get, the staff are always happy to suggest delicious dishes for you to try.

It’s open Monday-Saturday 18:00-22:00, it’s also open Sundays and lunch time if there are stadium events on. If you’re planning on visiting on a stadium event day, it’s advisable to book in advance by telephone, on 020-8902 2836, to ensure you can get a table.

Twickenham Stadium

 

A Place to Stay 

London Marriott Hotel Twickenham – This four star hotel is located inside the south stand of Twickenham so you can’t get much closer to the action. It’s only about 20 minutes from central London and 6 miles from Heathrow making it easy to get to. The Virgin Active Classic Health Club is attached to the hotel and includes a gym and indoor swimming pool.

The hotel’s main dining option is the Side Step Bar which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s a sports bar with Starbucks coffee, a good range of beers and wine and an all-day restaurant menu. You could also have a buffet style breakfast in the 22 South Restaurant and Lounge, which is also available to rent on match days.

 

A Place to Eat 

Tangawizi – A twelve minute drive from Twickenham Stadium, this award winning restaurant offers authentic North Indian cuisine. This family run restaurant aims to to provide great food, great ambience and great service. They are usually only open in the evenings, however on major Twickenham rugby fixtures they are also open for lunch.

There’s an a la carte menu and a regular changing specials menu to give new exciting options. The a la carte menu can be found on their website as well as an online table booking system. If you don’t fancy a sit down meal, you could order a takeaway to be picked up or delivered within 3 miles instead.