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Africa House: London OlympicsOne of London's most loved parks, Kensington Gardens, will become the setting for the first ever Africa House during the London Olympics this summer. 53 African countries (and members of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa ANOCA) will join forces for the Olympic period to showcase the best in African culture and sport. This marks a special occasion as African athletes have never had the chance to participate with an official hospitality House to call their own before. Set in the grounds of Kensington Palace, once the official residence of Princess Diana, Kensington Gardens is a suitably grand location for such a landmark occasion. Africa House will be located next to the Albert Memorial and will be open and free to the public. The site has capacity for 2,000 visitors and will entertain with performances, restaurants and exhibitions, alongside the chance to meet the medal-winning sportsmen and women who will head to Africa House after each day's games, to meet and greet fans, and celebrate their victories.

 

About Kensington Gardens

Technically two different parks, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are in practical and historical terms one huge, merging expanse. Almost every kind of outdoor pursuit takes place within its 625 acres all year round. Horse-riding, rollerblading, swimming, boating, tennis, cycling, bowling and putting are just some of the formal activities catered for in this central, sporty park, while informal games of cricket, football, rugby and rounders regularly sprout up in the Sports Field on the south side of the park. More about Kensington Gardens

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Queensway Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Bayswater Underground Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
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Arthur Court NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
Bayswater Road NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Thistle Kensington Gardens
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £76  25% off
104 Bayswater Road, W2 | 4 minutes from Africa House: London Olympics
Overlooking the gardens surrounding Kensington Palace, this modern hotel is only a few minutes walk from Queensway and not much further from Bayswater Tube station making ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Hyde Park Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £74  30% off
129 Bayswater Road, W2 | 4 minutes from Africa House: London Olympics
Housed in a historical listed building overlooking Hyde Park, the Hilton London Hyde Park is an attractive redbrick building that still has many of its period ... More
 
 
 
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66 Lancaster Gate, W2 | 5 minutes from Africa House: London Olympics
The pillared Georgian façade of this hotel fits in perfectly with the grandeur of its location, just a short walk from the glories of Hyde Park, ... More
 
 
 
 
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Bayswater Road, Paddington, London W2 | 1 minute from Africa House: London Olympics
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Skates for sale or hire, clothing, ice hockey and skateboarding equipment, coupled with some wicked premises make this a classy skate shop. ... More
 
 
 
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115 Queensway, Bayswater, London W2 | 5 minutes from Africa House: London Olympics
Britain’s largest pharmacy chain. Stocks prescription and over-the-counter drugs as well as a comprehensive range of health and beauty products. It also develops photographs at in-store ... More
 
 
 
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75 Queensway, Bayswater, London W2 | 6 minutes from Africa House: London Olympics
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14 Queensway, Paddington, London W2 | 5 minutes from Africa House: London Olympics
This busy, inexpensive restaurant in Bayswater is the place to go for a seafood blow-out. The house specialty is lobster, and it’s said they sell more ... More
 
 
 
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1 Queensway, Bayswater, London W2 | 5 minutes from Africa House: London Olympics
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13 Queensway, Bayswater, London W2 | 5 minutes from Africa House: London Olympics
Royal China run a chain of restaurants, each with impeccable standards of food preparation and service, and in any of the various branches you are guaranteed ... More
 
 
 
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Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 5 minutes from Africa House: London Olympics
An excellent members archery club that shoots in the grounds of Kensington Palace in summer and in Pimlico in winter. Archery is a totally satisfying sport, ... More
 
 
 
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119 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 9 minutes from Africa House: London Olympics
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114 Campden Hill Road, Kensington, London W8 | 12 minutes from Africa House: London Olympics
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10a Strathearn Place, Paddington, London W2 | 13 minutes from Africa House: London Olympics
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129 Bayswater Road, Bayswater, Bayswater, London W2 | 4 minutes from Africa House: London Olympics
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