Jamaica House: London Olympics  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 20TH OCTOBER 2012

 
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OPENING TIMES
Opens 4pm 26 July, then 10.30am-2am every day until 12 August
 

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The O2 will come alive to the sound of reggae this summer after the Jamaica National Olympic Committee decided to change plans and choose the Greenwich venue as its national hospitality house during the London Olympics. Initial plans had been for Jamaica to host a special week-long Jamaica Festival in Finsbury Park, but this idea was scrapped because of escalating costs. Jamaica House at The O2 will provide a range of entertainment for guests of the nation - and there will be high hopes of celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jamaica a day after an expected victory for the world's fastest man Usain Bolt in the 100m final on 5th August. Coinciding with Jamaica's takeover of The O2, a Respect Jamaica 50 event will take place at both Proud2 and IndigO2 from 24 July to 6 August, featuring performances by Bob Marley's musician sons Stephen and Damian, the poet Benjamin Zephaniah and the reggae stars Shaggy, Maxi Priest and Lee 'Scratch' Perry. Robert Bryan, director of Jamaica 50, told The Times that he hoped the event would create "even more great Jamaican moments". With Bolt and his national rival Yohan Blake favourites in the 100m (and in Bolt's case, the 200m as well), expect Jamaica House to be where the party's at should things go to plan.

 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £120  27% off
The Strand, WC2N | 1 minute from Jamaica House: London Olympics
Located within walking distance from Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, the Amba Hotel Charing Cross is ideal for guests looking to be near to all the ... More
 
 
 
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40 Liverpool Street, EC2M | 1 minute from Jamaica House: London Olympics
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15 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, Victoria, London SW1W | 1 minute from Jamaica House: London Olympics
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Arch 72 Druid Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 1 minute from Jamaica House: London Olympics
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2-6 Moxon Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 1 minute from Jamaica House: London Olympics
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400 Oxford Street, Fitzrovia, London W1A | 1 minute from Jamaica House: London Olympics
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287 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Jamaica House: London Olympics
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The Anchor & Hope
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Brook Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1K | 1 minute from Jamaica House: London Olympics
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