St James’ Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4ST is to host three of the 2015 Rugby World Cup matches… South Africa vs. Scotland at 16:45 on Saturday 3rd October 2015; current Rugby World Cup winners New Zealand vs. Tonga at 20:00 on Friday 9th October 2015 and Samoa vs. Scotland at 14:30 on Saturday 10th October 2015.
At the time of writing this blog post we still have rooms available for the above dates but demand for hotel rooms is expected to be high, if you have tickets for any of the above games and need accommodation for your visit to St James’ Park in Newcastle upon Tyne then we advise you to book your room(s) early to avoid disappointment.
The Great North Run 2014 is less than one month away. We sent out reminder emails today to guests who stayed with us last year. If they do not contact us to re-book their rooms in the next seven days we will put them out for sale. So we will know on Friday 15th August if we have any rooms available for this year.
If you are added to our GNR email list then we will send you an email notification of any room availability. You can sign up to be notified if we have any rooms available here: Contact Us
More GNR information can be found on this page of our website: Great North Run
The Split Festival takes place in Mowbray Park, Sunderland, SR1 1PP next weekend on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th August 2014. The line-up of acts for the festival can be seen below and includes Dizzee Rascal…
Tickets for the festival are £30 for one day or £50 for both days. You can buy your tickets here: Split Festival.
The layout of Mowbray Park in Sunderland for the weekend will be…
If you’re looking for hotel accommodation for your visit to Mowbray Park in Sunderland our bed and breakfast room prices and availability is here: online booking.
For more Sunderland related posts on our blog click here: Sunderland. For more local event posts on our blog please click here: Events.
The much anticipated One Direction concert at Sunderland‘s Stadium of Light is taking place next week on Wednesday 28th May 2014. Guests who have booked to stay with us are advised to take public transport to and from the Stadium of Light in Sunderland. The quickest and easiest method is using the 35 Sunderland to South Shields Bus which you can board at the bottom of our street and disembark at the Wheatsheaf pub at bottom of Newcastle Road in Sunderland – two minutes walk from the Stadium of Light. Full information on this bus route including it’s timetable can be found on this page of our website: 35 Sunderland to South Shields Bus.
The map below shows the stadium and it’s immediate surrounding area. The 35 Sunderland to South Shields bus stop is on the right side of the map between the two light blue rectangles – closer than the Stadium of Light Tyne and Wear Metro station is to the stadium.
If you’re staying with us for any concert at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland then we highly recommend that you use this 35 Sunderland to South Shields Bus Service. We have recommended this method of travelling to and from the Stadium of Light to all our previous guests who have attended concerts at the Stadium of Light and they concur that it’s the best way to and from the stadium…
Jewel in the Crown! What a smashing little find! We were going to a concert with a day or so off tagged on. Annie’s was the best recommended in the area, so we went for it. Couldn’t have been better. Spick and span, spotlessly clean. Enthusiastic and friendly welcome from Linda. I imagine that she can tell from the booking date and the ticket release dates why we were there – and she dispensed great advice about how best to travel. Saved us hours – we bumped into another couple the following day at TAOTN (The Angel of the North) who stayed elsewhere and did the Metro, it took them half the night to get back. It’s also quiet. Very quiet. Pull down the blackout blind and you may just miss breakfast! South Shields itself offers a wide variety of evening food and entertainment, and again our host had all the details to hand. All within walking distance in a nice quiet part of town. Annie cooks a fine breakfast – one of the best. Scrambled egg is the acid test and she passes with flying colours. Just superb. I’d be surprised if I didn’t stay again very shortly as I travel to that part of the country quite often. 6/6
Over 50,000 fans will be in the audience to see One Direction and the Stadium of Light advises fans to plan their journey to and from the stadium carefully and arrive well in advance of the show as entry points will be extremely busy. To ensure the safety of everyone attending, there will be no queuing permitted in the days leading up to the concert.
External courtyard areas at the Stadium of Light will open after 2:30pm, with the main stadium gates open from 5pm. One Direction’s support act, 5 Seconds of Summer are set to take to the stage at 6:50pm, with One Direction due on at approximately 8:15pm.
No items of food or drink are permitted to be brought into the venue. Catering outlets will be available both in the external courtyard and the stadium concourses offering a range of items including pizzas, burgers, hot dogs, wraps and soft drinks. A “Challenge 25” protocol operates at the Stadium of Light for anyone wishing to purchase alcohol – anyone who appears to be under the age of 25, will be asked to provide proof of age.
Approach roads to the stadium will be closed on show day to ensure the safety of the large numbers of pedestrians and there is no parking or access available at the stadium itself or the surrounding residential areas.
The key timings for the One Direction concert Wednesday 28th May 2014 at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland are…
2:30pm External courtyards open
4:30pm Hospitality entrances open
5pm Stadium gates open
6:50pm 5 Seconds of Summer on stage
8:15pm One Direction on stage
10pm Show ends (approximate time)