The Kia Oval is situated right in the heart of London and is well-known for being one of the oldest and most historically important cricket grounds in the UK.
Located just over a mile away from the River Thames, the surrounding area of The Kia Oval has fantastic transport links as well as an array of activities, to turn your day out at the cricket into a weekend getaway in London.
England host Ireland at The Kia Oval for the third and final ODI of the series in a day/night match at the end of September, and we’ve got your entire weekend plans covered. From hotel recommendations to the ultimate cricket experience, here’s our guide to a weekend in Vauxhall.
The match-up promises big hits and quick balls; see the likes of Ireland’s opening batsman William Porterfield as he faces brilliant bowling specialists from Pat Brown and Moeen Ali. Strong wicket-keeping from Jonny Bairstow is sure to put Ireland’s batting skills to the test. This is the last chance to see England in action in 2020, and both teams are expected to give it their all and round out the season in style.
Enjoy this thrilling and electrifying day of cricket in the pinnacle of cricket hospitality, The Montpelier Club. Located directly next to the Players’ dressing room, the suite offers guests luxury seating on a private balcony, giving you the very best views of the pitch. To continue your day of luxury, you can enjoy a full English and continental breakfast, three-course a la carte lunch and traditional afternoon tea, complete with Champagne, cocktails and a fully complimentary bar.
With the combination of a prime viewing location of both the cricket and London skyline, and the endless flow of premium food and drink, this is definitely a must-do event for all you cricket fans out there. This package is certainly hitting sixes.
Private tables are available for as few as two people making this the perfect excuse for a trip away with your loved one. Or, get friends and family involved, as we also take bookings for tables of up to 8 guests.
So, you’ve had a day of indulgence with an endless stream of premium food and drink. Why stop there? Become a Vauxhall local and join cricket fans in their favourite watering hole. We suggest nearby pubs such as the Kennington, The Black Dog or The Pilgrim.
A full day of cricket, endless socialising and networking and post-game activities – why not end the day in style? Spend the night at the Park Plaza London Riverbank hotel. This high-end, 4-star hotel offers contemporary rooms with gorgeous rooms of the river. It also means you have the opportunity to dine at the trendy Chino Latino the night before, a restaurant that combines South American flavours with Asian cuisine. It is also attached to a Latin bar and provides superb views over London. A hidden gem in the hustle and bustle of London, this definitely gets our vote.
SUNDAY ACTIVITIES IN VAUXHALL
End your perfect weekend away with a relaxing Sunday. After breakfast at the hotel, take a stroll through the secluded gardens of Vauxhall park and enjoy this hidden urban oasis. Walk past George Wharf, the Vauxhall Tower and along the river Thames which are all located less than a 10-minute walk from The Kia Oval.
The Beefeater Gin distillery is also located just a stone’s throw away from the grounds. Walk down the cobbled streets where you can view the secret watering holes, the distillery’s cathedral like still house and try some delicious London made Gin.
Although south of the river, Vauxhall is relatively easy to get to. You can get trains to and from London Waterloo and Guildford, or, get there via the tube (Victoria line)
Enjoy the ultimate weekend away in London and enjoy all that Keith Prowse hospitality and the surrounding area of The Kia Oval has to offer. The Cricket provides a truly unique experience to enjoy exquisite food, drinks and entertainment with friends, family or even clients and co-workers.
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