December 19, 2012, 7:49 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- The Big Game returns to Twickenham this year on 29 December with Harlequins set to take on London Irish in a repeat of 2010's fixture. Back then, Harlequins took the win of 28-18, but in 2011 they lost out to Saracens with an 11-19 defeat in front of a massive Twickenham crowd of 82,000.
Tickets are very affordable, with adult prices starting at £10 and children's tickets available for a mere £5. Festive cheer combines with healthy sportsmanship creating an electric and exciting atmosphere that is sure to set pulses racing whether a true rugby fan or not.
To make this event even more momentous, LondonTown.com suggests a stay in the capital. Christmas and New Year in London is filled with activity, events and festivities. Aside from the Big Game 5 there is ice-skating, carol signing and Christmas markets.
LondonTown.com, the number one Internet site for London, has discounted hotels in London in the spirit of Christmas, so families can celebrate Christmas in style without spending a fortune. For example, the Continental Hotel, a four star property in west London, is now on offer from just £75 per room, per night thanks to an exclusive LondonTown.com discount of 47%. Celebrate the big day in style with a top-rated restaurant, swimming pool, spa area and luscious bedrooms.
People with deeper pockets looking for more of a treat may prefer the five-star London Syon Park, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Located in beautiful Middlesex countryside just seven miles from the capital, this stunning hotel is more of a plush retreat than a city base pad. There are illuminated rain showers, marble bathrooms and glass shard chandeliers and most rooms look out onto manicured gardens and reflecting pools. It's the perfect mix of town and country. Rates at this hotel have been slashed by 62% so prices now start at a much more digestible rate of £198 per room.