London Olympics  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 12TH AUGUST 2012

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London OlympicsAll eyes are on London this summer as the city hosts its third Olympic Games and millions of visitors descend upon the capital to watch the world's greatest athletes compete to win medals for their countries. The proceedings kick off with an opening ceremony of epic proportions on July 27th, the standards have been set dauntingly high by the last Olympic hosts, Beijing, and an estimated 15% of the world's population are expected to tune in; so the pressure is well and truly on for director Danny Boyle who is rumoured to be putting a Shakespearean slant on the ceremony.  Once officially opened the drama really begins with a huge range of sporting events taking place across the country, with table tennis, taekwondo and everything in between. The 2012 Games are a seriously momentous occasion for London, and everyone is hoping it will be third time lucky as we get another shot as Olympic hosts. The first time the Games arrived in the capital was in 1908, after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius disrupted plans for them to be held in Rome. We got another opportunity in 1944 but were forced to cancel after World War II broke out. Finally, four years later London welcomed 59 nations to compete in the Games, notably Germany and Japan were not invited. It's been 54 long years since the torch last landed in London, and after tireless campaigning to secure the 2012 bid and much anticipation, it's finally time for Britain to show the world what it's made of. Expect mass chaos, controversy and a whole lot of hysteria, its going to be a truly unforgettable summer.

 

About London 2012 Olympic Park

Built on the site of a deprived, desolate, polluted and neglected chunk of east London, the Olympic Park will transform Stratford and leave a lasting legacy for many years to come. TimeOut has described the Olympic Park as an "architectural, environmental and logistical achievement" - and who are we to argue? Completed well ahead of schedule and in keeping with strong aspirations of sustainability and legacy, the Olympic Park should add to the long list of what makes people proud to be British. More about London 2012 Olympic Park

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Stratford Tube Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Homerton Overground Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
 
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Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn Express London-Stratford
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £44  31% off
196 High Street, E15 | 10 minutes from London Olympics
The traditional East End and the vibrant new business culture of twenty-first century London meet in Stratford. Great connections to the Docklands business parks and the ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London - Stratford City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £57  26% off
10A Chestnut Plaza, E20 | 11 minutes from London Olympics
Feel at home as soon as you enter the contemporary lobby of the Holiday Inn London Stratford City. This new generation Holiday Inn is located in ... More
 
 
 
The Westbridge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  37% off
335 - 337 High Street, E15 | 12 minutes from London Olympics
The Westbridge Hotel, Stratford is a unique boutique hotel that brings together luxury and comfort and adds a sense of style to east London. It houses ... More
 
 
 
 
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Foo Fighters
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd June 2018 - 5pm
London Olympics, Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 | Same location as London Olympics
Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins and Co return to the UK to perform their anthemic, Grammy-winning alt rock tunes, including new tracks from the album Concrete And ...More
 
 
 
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ArcelorMittal Orbit
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st January 2016 to 31st December 2018 - Various Times
London Olympics, Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 | 3 minutes from London Olympics
Created by the artist Anish Kapoor and structural designer Cecil Balmond, the continuous looping steel lattice of the striking red sculpture and public viewing platform stands ...More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Queens Yard White Post Lane, E9 | 8 minutes from London Olympics
The Yard theatre occupies a unique warehouse space - where the concrete floor and corrugated roof are clearly visible - located two minutes from Hackney Wick ... More
 
 
 
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Sugarhouse Studios
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
107 High Street, Stratford, E15 | 12 minutes from London Olympics
Making use of 107 High Street, Stratford, a building scheduled for demolition in 2013, Sugarhouse Studios is a cinema, cafe and bar with a programme of ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Royal Stratford East
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Gerry Raffles Square, E15 | 15 minutes from London Olympics
Theatre Royal Stratford East opened in 1884 and became the home of the Theatre Workshop Company in 1954. The first performance ever held here was 'Richelieu' ... More
 
 
 
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Here East Olympic Park
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Olympic Park, E20 | 1 minute from London Olympics
On the site of the Press Centre for the 2012 Olympics, Here East ... More
 
 
 
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Slide at ArcelorMittal Orbit
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
ArcelorMittal Orbit, Olympic Park, E20 | 1 minute from London Olympics
ArcelorMittal Orbit designer Anish Kapoor has collaborated with Belgian artist Carsten Holler, who gave us the big slide outside the Hayward Gallery in summer 2015, ... More
 
 
 
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ArcelorMittal Orbit
London > Attractions > Sights
Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 | 3 minutes from London Olympics
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London Centre for Book Arts
London > Shopping > Art and Design
Unit 18, SPACE Studios, Britannia Works, Dace Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 6 minutes from London Olympics
Everyone, from beginners to professionals, can learn the disappearing artform of book art at the London Centre for Book Arts, a unique place where people can ... More
 
 
 
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Bottle Apostle East Village
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Unit 7.2, 3-4 West Park Walk, E20 | 7 minutes from London Olympics
Bottle Apostle is a lovely independent wine retailer where you get expert advice and the chance to try before you buy using self-serve enomatic wine ... More
 
 
 
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Elevator Gallery
London > Shopping > Art and Design
Mother Studios, Queens Yard, White Post Lane, E9 | 8 minutes from London Olympics
Elevator Gallery is a contemporary artist-run space in Hackney Wick, London and is housed in the attic of a former chocolate factory, above Mother Studios. Curators ... More
 
 
 
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The Counter Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
7 Roach Road, Fish Island, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 4 minutes from London Olympics
Set within a renovated warehouse and art gallery in the heart of Hackney Wick, The Counter Cafe was established by Tom Seaton and his sister Jess ... More
 
 
 
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Forman's Fish Island
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
Stour Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 5 minutes from London Olympics
Forman's Fish Island in East London houses H. Forman & Son, Britain's oldest salmon smokers and suppliers to top notch places like Fortnum & Mason. This ... More
 
 
 
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Kerb Clubhouse
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105 Monier Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 6 minutes from London Olympics
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London > Education > Career Services
27B Dalston Lane, E8 | 2.5 miles from London Olympics
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 2.6 miles from London Olympics
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 31 minutes from London Olympics
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
 
 
 
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London Olympics BMX Track
London > Leisure > London Olympics Venues
Olympic Park, E20 | 1 minute from London Olympics
The adapted Olympic BMX Track, the home of the BMX Cycling competition in the 2012 London Olympics, reopens to the public on 4th March 2014, a ... More
 
 
 
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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Olympic Park, E20 | 1 minute from London Olympics
A year after the 2012 London Olympic Games, the former Olympic Park re-opened as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - a site of over 250 acres ... More
 
 
 
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The Jubilee Greenway
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Marshgate Lane, Stratford, E15 | 5 minutes from London Olympics
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Neighbourhood
London > Nightlife > Pubs
52-54 Celebration Avenue, E20 | 14 minutes from London Olympics
A 'beer shop' with all-day dining , neighbourhood in East Village is the kind of place all neighbourhoods should ... More
 
 
 
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King Eddie's
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
47 Stratford Broadway, E15 | 16 minutes from London Olympics
A gastropub East End style - and that doesn't mean organic, corn-fed jellied eels and a gang of smoke ventilation engineers. The team behind King Eddie's ... More
 
 
 
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King Eddie's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Stratford Broadway, E15 | 16 minutes from London Olympics
A gastropub East End style - and that doesn't mean organic, corn-fed jellied eels and a gang of smoke ventilation engineers. The team behind King Eddie's ... More
 
 
 
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The Fringe
London > Nightlife > Bars
Swan Wharf, Old Ford Lock, E3 | 4 minutes from London Olympics
A pop up private members' club in a former Victorian stable in Swan Wharf, a 100-metre walk from the Olympic Park, The Fringe is the place ... More
 
 
 
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Crate Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
Queen's Yard, E9 | 8 minutes from London Olympics
A craft brewery and pizzeria overlooking the canal, Crate Brewery offers a unique location to enjoy a pizza and a pint in a former print factory ... More
 
 
 
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Roof East
London > Nightlife > Bars
Level 8 Stratford Multi-storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, Stratford, London E15 | 14 minutes from London Olympics
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Museum of London Docklands
London > Business > Venue Hire
No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2.2 miles from London Olympics
In keeping with its waterside location, the Museum of London Docklands focuses on the history of the East End with particular emphasis on the River Thames ... More
 
 
 
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The O2
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peninsula Square, SE10 | 2.7 miles from London Olympics
The second most embarrassing legacy of Tony Blair's time in government struggled for years to find a role after the millennium show shut up shop. It's ... More
 
 
 
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Bistrotheque
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 33 minutes from London Olympics
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