After an unbelievable cup run, Bradford City did the unthinkable and secured a place in the Capital One Cup Final. As 6,000 Bantams watched on, their dreams came true as they became the first fourth-tier football team to make the league cup final in more than 50 years, defeating three Premier League teams along the way. No doubt hotels in Wembley will be on the Valentine’s gift list for most fans this year, so why not make a weekend of it and take some time to enjoy London’s hotspots before the Yorkshire party really begins? The football isn’t on until Sunday 24th February, giving you the rest of the weekend to see the sights (or get even with a girly-theatre break if you’re not so keen on football!). We’ve put together some suggestions on Wembley hotels, attractions near Wembley and everything you might need to make it a real weekend to remember.
Hotels near Wembley
As one of the greatest sporting venues in the world, Wembley Stadium draws in visitors whether there’s an event on or not. Undoubtedly, the 90,000 seater arena will be half-full with claret and amber shirts this February who’ll all need somewhere to stay, so check out our selection of hotels near Wembley Stadium, including:
Travelodge Wembley Hotel – This 2* hotel is perfectly placed just two miles from the arena. With road access from the M1, M4, M40 and M25, Bradford fans from all over The UK can reach it with ease. From £28.25pp
Holiday Inn London Wembley –A 4* hotel which provides a great base to enjoy the match at Wembley and also make your way into London, taking just seven minutes on the underground. From £55.00pp
Hilton London Wembley – For something a little more luxurious, the Hilton brand offer a hotel with very close proximity to the stadium. With their SkyBar and roof terrace you can even enjoy views of Wembley Stadium with a nice cool cocktail. From £57.50pp
Since opening in 2012, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour has had huge success and has fast become one of our most popular attractions. Just a half an hour drive away from Wembley, The Making of Harry Potter could be the perfect way to spend some family time in London on the day before the match. It’s not just for the kids as adults enjoy this incredible experience just as much as the youngsters. Discover how the magic really happens, and hopefully take some with you to Wembley!
Revisit Wembley Stadium
If you get a taste for Wembley Stadium, which you will, you’ll be pleased to know that both Robbie Williams and Bruce Springsteen are heading there this summer. Whether you love Robbie’s pop or Bruce’s rock, get yourself back to Wembley and soak up that amazing atmosphere in what are sure to be world-class shows. You can also check out what’s coming up at The O2 Arena this year… there’s some crackers!
Bradford will be joined in the final by either Chelsea or Swansea, who battle it out at The Liberty Stadium this evening. And you never know…if Bradford work their magic again in a months’ time you might be searching for European hotels!
Are you heading to Wembley Stadium for The Capital One Cup final?