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France House: London Olympics  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 12TH AUGUST 2012

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, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, 16 Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6DX
 
 
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It looks as though the French are attending this year's Games all guns blazing - making up for Paris losing out to London in the bidding for the 2012 Games. According to the Times the French NOC has spent a massive 1.3 million pounds on securing the Old Billingsgate Market for their Olympic base, plus a whopping 500,000 euros on its refurbishment. The historic marketplace was one of the first venues to be snapped up and the French certainly appear to be making the most of the Thames-side City location. Apart from hosting the French Olympic team, media companies, live broadcasting and interviews there will also be something of a gastronomic flavour in the air at Old Billingsgate, with French pop-up restaurants, shops and merrymaking continuing into the early hours of the morning - while 'Club France' will give paying punters the chance to get close to the French medallists. France House will be open to public daily from 9am-7pm and there should be plenty to see and enjoy, the classic setting adding to the atmosphere. Until the 1980s Old Billingsgate was the world's largest fish market, the site is now used as an events venue and is conveniently located in the heart of the City.

 

About Old Billingsgate

This magnificent 19th-century market building was originally designed by Sir Horace Jones and entirely renovated in 1988 by acclaimed architect Richard Rogers. At the foot of The City, next to the Tower of London and facing the Thames, Old Billingsgate is within easy access of London Bridge Station. More about Old Billingsgate


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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Monument Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Cannon Street Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Shadwell Overground Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
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Car Parks

 
Thames Exchange NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Bucklesbury House
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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