If you’re a rugby fan and looking for some World Cup 2015 action, Milton Keynes could be the best place to start your search. Not only has the town’s stadiummk been chosen as the venue for three of the group stage matches, the town’s central location makes it an ideal base for matches in Twickenham, Leicester and the Olympic Stadium in London’s docklands.
Organisers are expecting to sell over 2.3 million tickets for the 48 games that start with England v. Oceania 1 on September 18th and continue right up to the final on October 31st. And although tickets are not going to go on general sale until next September, the hunt for accommodation has already begun. And hotel and rented accommodation is certain to go quickly as the tournament attracts fans from right across the world.
In on the Action
If you want to be sure of getting in on the action, one of the most popular and cost-effective options is to book a serviced apartment and use that as a base for your group. Cotels, the leading serviced apartment specialists in Milton Keynes has three locations right in the centre of the town and all less than ten minutes from stadiummk, which is being expanded to seat 32,000 for the following Rugby World Cup matches:
- October 1st 2015 – 17:00 France .v. Canada
- October 3rd 2015 – 14:30 Samoa .v. Asia 1
- October 6th 2015 – 20:00 Oceania 1 .v. Play-Off Winner
And for matches further afield, the Cotels’ apartments are only a few minutes’ walk from Milton Keynes Central station, with London, Twickenham and Leicester just a short train ride away.
Spacious Serviced Apartments
A serviced apartment is the perfect choice for an extended stay, particularly for a group. The chances are you’ll be spending quite a lot of time together, so space and facilities are important. Cotels’ apartments in Milton Keynes range from single-bedroomed studios to luxury three-bedroom suites. All have spacious accommodation with a living/dining area, en-suite bathrooms and a fully fitted modern kitchen with laundry facilities. There’s plenty of room to sit around the dining table and enjoy a meal or relax on the sofa and armchairs to watch all the other matches on the large screen TV.
You won’t want to spend all your time indoors, so location is also important. Cotels’ apartments are all located right in the town centre, adjacent to shops and restaurants; making the choice between eating-out and dining-in an easy one. If you’re travelling further afield, a free, secure parking space is also included.
Milton Keynes has a thriving entertainment scene, from pubs and clubs to the 1,400 seat theatre which regularly features West End shows. If you fancy something more physical, you can visit the Xscape Centre, a huge entertainment complex with multiplex cinema, shops, and restaurants and even its own indoor real snow ski slope and climbing wall. For something completely different hop into the car and Silverstone race track, and a range of exciting driving experiences, is just 15 minutes away; 20 minutes in the other direction and you’ll find Woburn Safari Park.
So, if you got your mind set on making the most of the Rugby World Cup when it’s hosted by England in 2015, get your accommodation sorted now. A serviced apartment will not only save you money but makes a fantastic base for a sporting holiday.