Belgium House: London Olympics

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 12TH AUGUST 2012

ADDRESS
Inner Temple, Crown Office Row, Holborn, London EC4Y 7HL 
 
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Dates:
27th July 2012 until 12th August 2012
 

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The Belgians have adopted one of London's most historic and austere buildings as their hospitality headquarters during the Olympic Games - the Medieval Inns of Court, Inner Temple. The site dates back to the middle of the 12th Century, when the Inner Temple was occupied by law practitioners and students. Despite being partly destroyed by The Great Fire of London in 1666 and suffering war damage in the 20th Century, it has been preserved splendidly and remains one of the great British law institutions to this day. In recent years it was used for the filming of The Da Vinci Code, and has now been picked as Belgium House during the Games this summer. More than 11,000 Belgian NOC guests are expected at Inner Temple (despite members' concerns that it will disrupt the final Trinity term) over a 17-day period; even the Belgian Royal Family will be making an appearance. Visitors will get the chance to meet athletes fresh from the podium and enjoy the historic surroundings, particularly the pristine three-acre Inner Temple gardens. The Belgians have also booked the neighboring Apex Temple Court Hotel.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Temple Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Blackfriars Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
City Thameslink Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Snowhill NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
Saffron Hill NCP
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hotels near Belgium House: London Olympics

Near Belgium House: London Olympics
Apex Temple Court Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  39% off
1-2 Serjeant's Inn, EC4Y | 1 minute from Belgium House: London Olympics
Amazing brand new hotel, located right in the heart of the city. The Apex Temple Court Hotel is a landmark building that has been converted into ... More
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza London The City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £72  37% off
19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 4 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
Located in the very heart of the Square Mile, Crowne Plaza London The City is a newly renovated hotel set on the site of Henry VIII's ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  39% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 7 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
 
 
 
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Near Belgium House: London Olympics
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 1st February 2015
Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 8 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
 
 
 
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War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 11 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
 
 
 
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Made in Dagenham
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th October 2014 to 28th March 2015
Adelphi Theatre, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 12 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
Gemma Arterton stars as Rita in Made in Dagenham, a musical drama directed by Rupert Goold and based on the 2010 hit British film which tells ...More
 
 
 
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Near Belgium House: London Olympics
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The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
The Funny Side comedy group runs comedy clubs in three locations in London, including the flagship Covent Garden venue above The George pub which puts on ... More
 
 
 
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HMS President
London > Entertainment >
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
One of the last three surviving warships of the Royal Navy built during the First World War and the first type of warship built specifically for ... More
 
 
 
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Volupte Lounge
London > Entertainment > Theatres
9 Norwich Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 5 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
Quirky, alternative cabaret club. From cream teas to secret organic cocktails, cabaret and comedy, Kuki La-Belle and Delores von Cotier’s cheeky club combines the naughty with the ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Belgium House: London Olympics

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Belgium House: London Olympics
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Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Holborn, London EC4Y | 1 minute from Belgium House: London Olympics
Temple Church sits within the Inner Temple of the Inns of Court, and was originally consecrated in 1185 as the spiritual and actual home of the ... More
 
 
 
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Middle Temple Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 2 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily damaged ... More
 
 
 
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Two Temple Place
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
2 Temple Place, WC2R | 3 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
One of the most stunning interiors in London can be viewed in part between January and April, when Two Temple Place opens for its annual exhibition, ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Belgium House: London Olympics

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The Natural Kitchen
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
15-17 New Street Square, Fetter Lane, City, London EC4A | 3 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
Organic, wild and artisan food is supplied by the likes of the River Cottage at this food emporium which, is the second Natural Kitchen to open ... More
 
 
 
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Ede & Ravenscroft
London > Shopping > Clothing
93 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
Founded in Aldwych in 1689 Ede and Ravenscroft has the rare distinction of being the tailors and robe makers of choice for twelve coronations and holds ... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
As you stare across the river at this bustling, stylish, multi-faceted venue, it’s hard to believe that this riverside warehouse was once a reprocessing plant for ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
28 Fleet Street, Holborn, London EC4Y | 1 minute from Belgium House: London Olympics
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Eat Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
170 Fleet Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 2 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
Food to go in its simplest form. Freeshly baked bread for hand-made made sandwhiches; home made soups; simple salads. Another high street option for fresh. fast ... More
 
 
 
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28-50 Fetter Lane
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
140 Fetter Lane, EC4A | 2 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
An unpretentious wine bar and restaurant off the busy Fleet Street 28-50 Fetter Lane is owned by restaurateurs Agnar Sverrisson and Xavier Rousset who set up ... More
 
 
 
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Near Belgium House: London Olympics
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 6 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 12 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 15 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
 
 
 
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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
 
 
 
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Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Holborn, Holborn, London WC2A | 8 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
The largest public square in London, Lincoln's Inn Fields has a rich and varied history. In 1683 it was the site of the public beheading of ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 9 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
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Hilliard
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
26A Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 3 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
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Edgar Wallace
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Essex Street, Holborn, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
London > Nightlife > Pubs
145 Fleet Street, City, London EC4A | 3 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
Sprawling 17th century tavern with rabbit-warren of bars and a rich history. Steeped in history, this pub’s story stretches back through the reigns of fifteen monarchs. While ... More
 
 
 
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Galadari
London > Nightlife > Bars
Crowne Plaza London - The City Hotel, 19 New Bridge Street, EC4V | 4 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
A penthouse-inspired restaurant and bar with a stunning 88 metre rooftop terrace Galadari offers diners Japanese food and show-stopping views of St Paul's, No. 1 Blackfriars, ... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
London > Nightlife > Bars
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
Boasting one of the best views in town, the Oxo Tower Bar is perfect for combining a spot of leisurely (if static) sightseeing with some classy ... More
 
 
 
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Bounce
London > Nightlife > Bars
121 Holborn, EC1N | 7 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
Paddles at the ready! Europe's first social ping-pong club has arrived in London and, quite brilliantly, is built in the exact spot that table tennis was ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Belgium House: London Olympics

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Middle Temple Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Plowden Buildings Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 2 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily damaged ... More
 
 
 
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Two Temple Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
Two Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
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The Royal Courts of Justice
London > Business > Venue Hire
Strand, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from Belgium House: London Olympics
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