Seacoast United’s 2014 Taste of English Football fan trip returned to the United States on Tuesday evening after spending 6 days/5 nights in central London. The theme of the trip focused on professional soccer matches, while leaving plenty of time for other activities such as sightseeing and local day trips to locations outside the London area.
England greeted the group with 70 degree temperatures and sunny skies upon their arrival Thursday, April 17th as everyone quickly adjusted to the time change. Friday included a day trip to Oxford by bus, with a chance to view the beautiful city center before heading to the Kassam Stadium to see Oxford United host York. Oxford United’s communications manager Chris Williams treated the Seacoast group with a special tour of the ground, including a photo from the bench area.
Saturday offered the opportunity to attend a Premier League match, with the group splitting to attend either West Ham v Crystal Palace at Boleyn Ground, or Tottenham v Fulham at White Hart Lane. The atmosphere around the stadiums with the passionate club supporters is definitely something to experience!
Travelling by London Underground made it simple to visit several local tourist sites and museums each day, such as Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, and others. Sunday’s free day for sightseeing allowed the families to plan their own itinerary and visit areas that interested them.
The 3rd game of the trip took place on Monday, April 21st as the group travelled over to Loftus Road for Queens Park Rangers v Watford in a Championship League match. QPR scored the winning goal in the 90th minute for a thrilling 2-1 victory, and increasing their chances for promotion back to the Premier League for next season.
To learn more on the Seacoast United Taste of English Football fan trips, visit www.seacoastunited.com/development.