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On Saturday, May 28th the 2011 Champions League Final will take place in London’s Wembley stadium. If you’re one of the football fans going to see Manchester United take on Barcelona, keep in mind that there’s plenty to see and do in town before and after the game. On top of that, we’ve still got lots of availability at our hostels in London.
Without a doubt, the Champions League Final is the highlight of the European football season. As the final approaches, large numbers of football fans will head to London where the all-important match will be held in the famous Wembley Stadium on Saturday, May 28th. When travelling to Wembley Stadium, there are lots of great public transport options for you to use. You can catch the Jubilee or Metropolitan line of the Tube as far as the Wembley Park station, or you can hop on a number 18, 83, 92 or 224 bus.
In the run-up to the final, there’ll be lots of football-related things to do in London including a trip to the UEFA Champions Festival. Taking place in Hyde Park, one of the most popular parks in London, this festival is set to run from Saturday, May 21st up until the final. Visitors can enjoy plenty of free attractions and activities including the ‘Museum of Champions’ which features cool exhibits detailing the history of the competition. While there, you can also meet legendary players, take part in football skills clinics or even get your photo taken with the Champions League trophy.
Opening times for the UEFA Champions Festival are as follows: Sat 21st-Sun 22nd noon-10.30pm, Mon 23rd-Thurs 26th noon-8pm, Fri 27th noon-10.30pm and Sat 28th 9am-5pm. The best way to get to Hyde Park is take the Tube to the Marble Arch station.
If you’ve spent a lot on your ticket to the match and have to stick to a budget for the rest of your London trip, don’t worry. Watch our How to save money in London and 10 Things You Need To Know About London videos and you’ll learn how to save money when buying West End tickets, how to go on a free walking tour, plus lots more. We’ve also got some great money-saving tips in our 15 things to do for free in London feature.
To find out about world-class attractions in the English capital, listen to our London podcasts and download our free London pocket guide. This guide also includes lots of information on some of London’s most popular neighbourhoods, alongside recommendations for places to eat and drink in London. Speaking of London’s eateries and nightspots, our users recommended some great places over on our Facebook page and we’ve compiled these top tips in our Top Bars in London and Top Places to Eat in London features.
As well as all that, if you’re looking for somewhere to get online and share the result after the final, check out our free WiFi in London blog. So if you’re heading to this year's Champions League Final, we’ve got plenty of information to help you make the most of your London visit. If you need somewhere to stay, make sure to check out our selection of hostels in London.
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