Category Archives: Sporting Events

Olympic Holiday Self Catering Accommodation – looking beyond London

The London 2012 Olympics are just a couple of weeks away and if you are lucky enough to have a ticket to one of the London events finding accommodation of any type is hard to come by, certainly at a realistic price. However, don’t despair, you have more options than the pricey London hotels who are making the most of the extra tourists.

The South East region of England has excellent public transport links via rail, coach, underground and tram which mean that it’s as easy to stay outside of London and travel in as it is to get to the venues from a London hotel.

With the main Olympic park to the east of London, East Anglian counties such as Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Peterborough are within an hour’s train ride of Stratford International.  In the south-east counties such as Essex, Kent, East Sussex, Surrey and West Sussex are also an hour outside of London by train.  To the west of London Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire also offer a quick route in to London.

What this means to you is that rather than concentrating your accommodation search on London you can find some excellent self catering accommodation ranging from cottages and apartments to lodges and caravans that are superb value for money during this Olympic period.  of course when you are not travelling to and from the Olympics they are also perfect for a short break or summer holiday where you can enjoy the countryside or British coastline.

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Another Classic British Sporting Weekend Ahead – where are you going to be watching?

Well the Summer sporting season is heating up nicely and this weekend sees two of the major British sporting events on the calendar reach their exciting finale.

First up on Saturday afternoon is the British Grand Prix qualifying from Silverstone, Northamptonshire, with the race on Sunday.  Our fingers will be crossed for the 3 British Drivers, Jensen, Lewis and Paul this weekend and we will be glued to a TV screen with our fingers crossed. With wet weather predicted it promises to be unpredictable and exciting – although so far that would be a good summary of this topsy turvy season.

On Saturday afternoon there is the Ladies final at Wimbledon, London, with Serena William looking for yet another title.  And, of course, on Sunday afternoon its the Mens final with Roger Federer going for a record win.  At the time of writing Murray hasn’t started his semi final so we don’t know whether it will be him or Tsonga playing Federer, so fingers crossed.  If Murray should make it tot he final you can rest assured that Britain will be go crazy with excitement but if not, Tsonga will make it an entertaining match.

So lots to watch and with the weather looking suspect a weekend on the sofa may not be a bad way to go.  So where will you be tuning into watch it all from…. for us it will be on a caravan park!

British Grand Prix Weekend Breaks

The summer sporting action is coming thick and fast now with yet another major British sporting event this week as the Formula One motor racing show arrives in the UK.

The British Grand Prix at Silverstone Northamptonshire promises high-speed thrills and plenty of glitz and glamour this weekend with first practice beginning on Friday morning, qualifying on Saturday and the race on Sunday.

The 2012 Formula One Championship has been one of the most thrilling in a generation with 7 different winners in the first 7 races and a handful of points covering the top contenders. The latest round promises to be just as exciting with 3 British drivers preparing to battle it out in front of their home patriotic crowd.

If you are heading to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone and are planning to stay in the Northamptonshire area then it is worth checking out some of the self catering accommodation and cottages close to the circuit.  Click here for more information on weekend breaks.  In fact, why not extend your stay in Northamptonshire or nearby Oxfordshire and have a short break or holiday.

Source: Find Cottage Holidays