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Whether you rent in Notting Hill, Chelsea, Belgravia or Pimlico – in fact, anywhere across London – you can immerse yourself in the Rugby World Cup without even attending a match.

This hotly anticipated World Cup Festival of Rugby runs from 18th September until 31st October with many of the events taking place in the capital. So, if you’re in a London rental property and want to celebrate the oval ball, visit http://www.festivalofrugby2015.com for all the listings or check out these highlights:-

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  • Combine rugby, food and drink at the Union Street Café in Southwark, on Friday 18th September (England v Fiji) or Saturday 31st October (the final). This Gordon Ramsay eatery is offering private match screenings, with a tantalising menu complete with a bottle of beer for £20. Expect truffle chips and puttanesca pasta with your penalty kicks. Anyone in Westminster rentals can hop on the Jubilee line and be at the restaurant in a matter of minutes.


  • To see how rugby really makes a difference, head to The Copper Box at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday 11th October for the Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Community Festival. There will be opportunities to try the sport, watch live games and meet Paralympic players. Those in Mayfair apartments and houses can hop on the Central Line directly to Stratford.


  • If you’re into the softer side of sport, then make a beeline for the Grand Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden on 19th and 20th September for the London Pacific Collective Fashion Show. Every designer taking part is originally from New Zealand, Tonga, Samoa, Hawaii or Fiji – nations chosen for their involvement in rugby. Residents in Kensington rentals can take the Piccadilly line for their front row seat.


  • If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a legendary loose head prop, this comedic performance is for you. My Life As A Hooker details the mid-life crisis of Steven Gauge, who joins Warlingham Rugby Club – described as ‘the third worst rugby club in Surrey’. Performances take place on Monday 21st and Saturday 26th September at the Museum of Comedy, The Undercroft at St George’s Church, Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2SR. Renting in Marylebone? Take the Bakerloo line to Oxford Circus and stroll along Oxford Street to the venue, grabbing pre-dinner drinks on your way there and supper on the way back.


If you’d like to know more about living in London as a tenant – including short-term lets in London during the Rugby World Cup and other major sporting events, contact Residential Land today.