Oxford vs Cambridge Goat Race returns to Spitalfields

Released on: March 25, 2013, 2:25 pm
Industry: Travel

-- /EPR NETWORK/ -- On Sunday March 31st, one of London's silliest annual spectacles will take place at Spitalfields City Farm in Shoreditch. The Oxford vs Cambridge Goat Race is returning for its sixth year, and offers a daft alternative to the famous boat race of (nearly) the same name.

Two goats go head to head in a surprisingly popular race that attracts the usual sideshows of food and market stalls, live music, beer tents and a bookie hut for the all-important wagers to be made.

In last year's race, Cambridge 's Bramble the Golden Guernsey won for the fourth time. More than 1,700 fans turned out, and Oxford consoled themselves with a victory in the equally-ludicrous spin-off event, the Stoat Race. The fun starts at 2pm, with entry costing £5 for grown-ups and 50p for children.

Goat race fans looking for a cheap London hotel can find discounted accommodation at LondonTown.com, who've partnered with numerous hotels in the area to offer discounts on the weekend of the event.

Among the deals on offer, The Ibis London City just 10 minutes walk from Spitalfields Market is offering a 50% discount on selected double rooms, starting from £77 per night. The Ibis is also well situated for the active nightlife of Old Street and Hoxton.

Starting from £91 per night for a double room, the RE London Shoreditch Hotel is located on Hackney Road. The 50% discount offered through LondonTown.com gives guests a prime location in the heart of the city for an affordable price. The RE is less than 15 minutes walk from the Goat Race.

To find the perfect cheap London hotel, and for more information on the Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race, visit LondonTown.com.




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