July 24, 2012, 7:08 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- The biggest event in the domestic rugby league calendar returns to Wembley Stadium on 25 August. The Carnegie Challenge Cup Final is always an event to look forward to and it is often full of surprises; last year Wigan Warriors returned to Wembley after a 13 year drought and beat Leeds Rhinos with an exciting 28-18 win which gave them their 18 th Challenge Cup crown, setting a new record in league rugby.
Rugby league is the second most popular sport in Britain after football and attracts large crowds to big stadiums every week. The Carnegie Challenge Cup Final always boasts an enthralling atmosphere but at a fraction of the cost of some rugby union and football matches. Tickets start at just £21 rising to £76 for the most exclusive, well-positioned seats.
Wembley Stadium is easily accessed from central London via the tube and overland rail service, but to really enjoy all the action and to start celebrating as soon as the game is won, LondonTown.com advises rugby league fans to book London hotels in Wembley.
To make things easier – and more affordable – LondonTown.com has secured exclusive discounts at a range of London hotels. For example, the four-star Wembley Plaza Hotel has had its room rates slashed to £61 per night, a discount of 79% on the regular rate. This hotel is approximately five minutes' walk from Wembley Stadium; it boasts a swimming pool, gym and 24-hour room service.
Another option suggested by LondonTown.com is the Ibis London Wembley. This four-star hotel is available from £113 per room, per night owing to a discount of 74%. This brand new hotel opens in August, just in time for the Carnegie Challenge Cup Final. It will have a fitness centre, wireless Internet and an indoor swimming pool. The Sky Bar and Roof Terrace are sure to be appealing too.