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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 £46  38% 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
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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 £58  29% off
335 - 337 High Street, E15 | 12 minutes from London Olympics
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Queens Yard White Post Lane, E9 | 8 minutes from London Olympics
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