Africa House: London Olympics

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 12TH AUGUST 2012

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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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Bayswater Road NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
Arthur Court NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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