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Where to watch the Olympic Games Rio 2016 in and around Kingston upon Thames

Where to watch the Olympic Games Rio 2016 in and around Kingston upon Thames

Goodness, has it really been four years since the Olympic Games were hosted in London? This week sees the start of the Rio Olympics 2016.

If it’s not possible for you to travel out to Brazil to support Team GB and the other teams, at the Maracana Stadium, there are plenty of locations around the area where you can catch up on the action. Public spaces, bars and parks will be showing the events on huge open air screens. Here is the Amro Vantage guide to some of the best viewing locations.

London City Locations

 

Beach East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 2ST

This has to be near the top of our list, where you can re-live the 2012 Olympic Games, as it’s been elected as one of Team GB’s official fan zones. With the compulsory huge screens, plus a funfair, 2 pools and a beach, what else do you need?

 

Rio Lounge, Embassy of Brazil, 14-16 Cocksure Street, London, SW1Y 5BL

This has to be the next best thing to actually travelling to Rio to experience the atmosphere and excitement of the Games. The Brazilian Embassy is showing their support offering Brazilian hospitality and a true Rio ambiance with traditional food and beverages.

 

London Bridge City, SE1 2DB

This location is also a Team GB fan zone, just a short walk down the river from St. Katharine Docks. In addition to the necessary big screen, you can take part in some Olympic sporting events.

 

Summer Screen at Canary Wharf, Canada Square Park

What better way to view the Olympic Games Rio 2016 on the huge screens in the park than with a few friends, a picnic and some sunshine? There are plentiful bars and restaurants around the nearby area too, where you can enjoy a snack, dinner or maybe even cocktails to celebrate the winning Team’s achievements.

Kingston upon Thames Locations

Of course, you don’t need to travel into the city to experience the excitement of the Rio Olympic Games. There are a multitude of riverside, town centre and sports bars that will be showing live team events throughout the period too.

 

O’Neill’s, 3 Eden Street, KT1 1BQ

Grab a group of your fellow students and head down to this sports bar. You can order a Craft Ale bucket of 12 pick and mix bottles to share, or a Beer Bucket with 12 mixed bottles of Sol, Budweiser or Peroni to choose from.

 

The Willoughby Arms, 47 Willoughby Road, KT2 6LN

Expect a lively atmosphere, huge screens to watch the Games, with a beer garden and free wifi.

 

Kingston University Space Bar, Penrhyn Road, KT12EE

The largest of the 3 bars on the Campus, Space Bar has plasma screens for fantastic sporting event viewing. With the addition of a Wii console, you can participate in your own Team Olympic sport experiences.

The Olympic Games Rio 2016 are taking place from the 5 to 21 August. Make sure you don’t miss out on the action at these top location picks.

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Brilliant Bars in Kingston-upon-Thames every Student should know

Brilliant Bars in Kingston-upon-Thames every Student should know

It will soon be September, when thousands of teenagers across the UK will head off to University or college as a fresher. Over the coming weeks, many students will be moving to Kingston upon Thames, and it’s sometimes a bit difficult when you start a new university and have to move to a new town. If you aren’t familiar with the area, you may have lots of questions; where can I use my student discount? Where is best to shop, drink and eat?

Look no further, as Amro Vantage have put together a list of the best clubs and bars to head to for a night out in Kingston upon Thames.

 

Kingston University – Campus Student Bars

Space Bar at the Penryhn Road campus, the largest of the three bars at Kingston University, with organised, regular pool competitions, club nights and a mix of music from live bands to R&B. Attracts a diverse group of students creating a busy, vibrant atmosphere. It has recently been refurbished, and is furnished with comfy sofas, a juice bar and Fairtrade coffee and tea.

Hannafords with the vibe of a “local”bar on the Kingston Hill Campus has entertainment facilities such as computer games, quiz machines and pool, plus regular fancy dress nights.

Knight Park Bar on the Arts campus, next door to Middle Mill Halls, has a reputation as one of the liveliest bars in Kingston. The bar has a patio area looking over the River Hogsmill, an ideal place for a beer on a summers evening. Three out of four Saturdays each month, it hosts Dickfest with unsigned artists and bands and on the fourth, its hosts a straight-friendly, gay night, with glam indie, cheesy pop and house music.

 

Off campus bars offering student discount

There are a multitude of off-campus bars, pubs and clubs to visit and enjoy in Kingston upon Thames.

The Ram Pub – Only a stone’s throw from the famous Hampton Court Palace, this is a traditional, cosy pub with a reputation for fine wines, good food and an ever changing selection of Real Ales and Craft Beers. There’s also an amazing beer garden rolling down to the banks of the River Thames.

Stein’s Kingston Bavarian Bar Restaurant and Biergarten – Throughout the day it’s a great place to have a lazy brunch or an afternoon coffee, but after 10pm the bar comes alive. Choose from a refreshing beer or a classy cocktail.

The Fighting Cock’s Bar A live Rock and Roll music venue with comedy shows every Monday, cheap draft beers, 2-4-1 Jagers, 2-4-1 Cocktails and the greatest jukebox in the world!

Acorn 20 – Don’t miss their Happy Hour Monday to Friday 5 – 8 pm, including cocktails. Thursday evenings from 5pm they offer discounted Students drinks, free roll the dice, beer pong and jukebox. Friday and Saturday nights hosts DJ entertainment, when you can reserve a table for your party for no charge.

Remember to ask at any of the bars listed above if they offer student discount to ensure you get it. This especially applies if you are ordering food, or need to pay an admission fee. Bar crawl anyone?

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Kingston Student Accommodation on Summer Courses

Kingston Student Accommodation on Summer Courses

If you have decided to take a summer course this year at the International University why not check out our luxury Kingston student accommodation.

There are a number of courses open to you which you can find on the University website.  Summer Courses are open to existing students at the University and aim to provide social activities as well as a learning schedule.

Whilst basic Kingston University student accommodation is offered with the courses, you have worked hard all year so now may be the time to spoil yourself a little.

We have two possibilities including:

 

Greencoat House – where you have the benefit of excellent accommodation at an all-inclusive price

As well as a spacious, light and airy room there are superior communal facilities at Geencoat House. These include a Common Room to meet up with fellow students and shoot a game of pool or play table tennis.  There’s also a Group Study room if you feel like some company when studying.

In addition there is free Wifi with super-fast connections, CCTV for security and a well-equipped laundry room.

With Kingston railway station directly opposite, you’ll be able to easily catch a train to wherever your Summer Course takes you.

 

Bright House – were you can enjoy cooking meals in fully equipped kitchens with widescreen TV.

There is also free super speed WiFi at Bright House with CCTV and an onsite laundry room.

No matter which you choose you’ll be able to relax in comfort after a full day of activities. If you don’t want to cook, order your takeaway online or walk a very short distance to the nearest one. There is a variety of fast food available in the local area, some of which is not completely bad for your health. Much of the fast food can be bought at reasonable prices too.

Whether you are looking for short term or long term we can help, so be the envy of all your friends and call us today on 0203 709 0274  to our Kingston Student Accommodation.  You know you’re worth it! You’ll find us friendly and helpful. We can also share our expert knowledge of this wonderful historic town of ours with you, if you are new to the area.

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