House of Switzerland: London Olympics

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The House of Switzerland at Glaziers Hall near Borough Market will be one of the few National Olympic Hospitality Houses to be fully open to the public during the London Olympics. Overlooking the Thames with views of St Paul's Cathedral and the Gherkin, the swish conference centre and its surrounding area (including the Mug House bar, Southwark Cathedral's Millennium Courtyard and the Cathedral Square next to the Thames) will be transformed into a vibrant Red Zone. The very best of Swiss sport, culture, tourism, cuisine and creativity will be on display. The House of Switzerland is the official venue for the Swiss medal celebrations and for the first time it will provide an Athletes' Lounge, where competitors will be able to meet. The catering establishment of Anton Mosimann, the Michelin-starred Swiss chef, will serve Swiss specialities to visitors at three different restaurants within the venue. Swiss creativity is showcased through the 'Swiss Games' - a compilation of three games for mobile phones and tablets, developed exclusively for the House of Switzerland's presence at this year's Olympic Games. There will also be a range of open-air concerts, films, food, special events including a celebration of Swiss National Day on 1st August, and the 'Bernese Games', a family-orientated event, during which visitors will be able to experience traditional Swiss sports such as 'Schwingen' (mountain wrestling) or 'Steinstossen' (stone put). All the Olympic action will be broadcast live on a giant screen in a courtyard which should be painted red both literally and metaphorically. All in all, the Swiss have clearly put in a huge effort - and their hospitality base looks certain to be one of the go-to destinations of the Games. For more information about the House of Switzerland visit the official website. Map and nearby hotels.

About Glaziers Hall

A conference centre overlooking the Thames beside London Bridge, Glaziers Hall offers five flexible event spaces ideal for corporate events, presentations, conferences, receptions and dinners. It was built by the Hays Wharf company during the Napoleonic wars as a three-storey warehouse, its distinctive Georgian industrial facade being added when it was enlarged to five floors in 1850. More about Glaziers Hall

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Rachel Maggart: New Britannia: Reinventing British Iconography
London > Events > Exhibitions Dates: 12th October 2015 to 12th March 2016 - Various Times
Roast, The Floral Hall, Borough Market, SE1 | 3 minutes from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
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Funny Girl
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 20th November 2015 to 5th March 2016 - Various Times
Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
Sheridan Smith plays Fanny Brice in a major revival of the hit musical, which returns to the London stage for the first time since its 1966 ...More
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Jeramee, Hartleby And Oooglemore
London > Events > Theatre Dates: 6th February - 11th February 2016
Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street, More London, SE1 | 7 minutes from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
A surreal comedy directed by Tim Crouch and written by Gary Owen....More
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Drum Cafe
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as House of Switzerland: London Olympics
100 people in a room, all armed with a large African drum, banging in unison, until reaching a deafening crescendo - that's the premise of Drum ... More
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Shunt Vaults
London > Entertainment > Theatres
20 Stainer Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
The madcap Shunt Theatre company has created London's most unpredictable nightspot in the railway arches beneath London Bridge. Each week's entertainment at Shunt Vaults is curated ... More
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Rose Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
The Rose Theatre was built in 1587 but was only discovered in 1989 during excavations for new office buildings. Two-thirds of the original site were discovered, ... More
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Southwark Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
London Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
Dating back to around 1220 Southwark Cathedral is the oldest Gothic church in London. It has a varied and lively history and houses interesting memorials connected ... More
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Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
London > Attractions > Museums
9a St Thomas Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
Hidden away in the roof space of the old St Thomas Baroque church, this restored 1821 women's operating theatre is the oldest operating theatre in England. ... More
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The Clink Prison Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
1 Clink Street, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
Located on what was once the London estate of the Bishops of Winchester (known as the 'Liberty of the Clink'), the Clink Prison Museum unlocks the ... More
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Ginger Pig
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
8 Borough Market, Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
The original Ginger Pig was first established in the late '90s with this butcher's shop for cooks at Borough Market. Since then their farm ... More
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Borough Wines
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
Borough Market, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
Established in 2002 at the world famous Borough Market, Borough Wines grew from the need to promote a family vineyard to British wine drinkers. Offering a ... More
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Borough Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
Nestled in-between Borough High Street, Bedale Street, Stoney Street and Winchester Walk lives "London's Larder", more formally known as Borough Market. This gourmand's delight is London's ... More
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Gourmet Pizza Company
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Gabriel\'s Wharf, 59-65 Upper Ground, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
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Strada - Riverside
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
2 More London Place, The Riverside, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
With breathtaking views of the Thames, Tower Bridge and the skyline of the City, Strada Riverside is located in what must be amongst the most stunning ... More
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The Banana Store
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
1 Cathedral Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
Modern European Cuisine... More
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Linguarama
London > Education > English Language Courses
101 Finsbury Pavement, Bankside, London EC1A | 3 minutes from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
Over 1000pw. One-to-one business English courses.... More
The Art Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Mermaid Court, 165a Borough High Street, SE11HR | 6 minutes from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
Art classes encompassing glass, metal, moulding and casting, life drawing and loads more.... More
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On Your Bike
London > Leisure > Activities
The Vaults Montague Close, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
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Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
High up on the 52nd floor of the highest hotel in Western Europe sits the highest pool in Western Europe. The 11 by 4 metre ... More
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Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 7 minutes from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
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Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
Following a three-year closure due to the Thameslink building works, the Wheatsheaf pub next to Borough Market reopened in December 2012. Drinkers who mourned the loss ... More
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
Dating back to 1676 this is the only original galleried inn left in London. Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation ... More
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The Anchor Tap
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23 Horsleydown Road, Bermondsey, Bankside, London SE1 | 11 minutes from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
Situated on the south side of the Thames in the Tower Bridge Conservation Area, this historic Southwark pub offers a truly traditional English experience. From the ... More
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The Rake
London > Nightlife > Bars
14 Winchester Walk, Borough, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
Beer is the draw here, over 100 different bottled kinds from all over the world squeezed into the compact space (said to be the smallest bar ... More
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Vinopolis Wine Wharf
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
Their extensive wine list is a veritable treat for connoisseurs and aspiring novices alike; there are 100 wines available by the glass and over 300 wines, ... More
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Vinopolis
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
1 Bank End, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
If you like wine, an afternoon spent exploring the alcoholic delights of Vinopolis is an ideal pursuit. This self-guided tour allows visitors to find out about ... More
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Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
This conference and event venue caters for between 10 and 1250 guests. Ideal for dinners, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, product launches & AGMs. ... More
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Old Billingsgate
London > Business > Venue Hire
Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, London EC3R | 6 minutes from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
A magnificent 19th-century market building designed by Sir Horace Jones and entirely renovated in 1988 by acclaimed architect Richard Rogers. At the foot of the City, ... More
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Skinners' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 6 minutes from House of Switzerland: London Olympics
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