London Olympics

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 12TH AUGUST 2012

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, Olympic Park, Newham, Stratford, London E20 2ST
 
 
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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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
 
Stratford Tube Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Homerton Overground Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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March in London 2012

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May in London 2012

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    Holiday Inn Express London-Stratford
    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £52  25% off
    196 High Street, E15 | 10 minutes from London Olympics
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    Holiday Inn London - Stratford City
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £64  24% off
    10A Chestnut Plaza, E20 | 11 minutes from London Olympics
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    The Westbridge Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £71  38% off
    335 - 337 High Street, E15 | 12 minutes from London Olympics
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    London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th June to 5th July 2015 - 10am-5pm
    The Nunnery, 181-183 Bow Road, E3 | 13 minutes from London Olympics
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    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th September 2014 to 31st August 2015
    Discover Children's Story Centre, 383-387 High Street, Stratford, E15 | 13 minutes from London Olympics
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    London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
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    London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
    107 High Street, Stratford, E15 | 12 minutes from London Olympics
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    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Gerry Raffles Square, E15 | 15 minutes from London Olympics
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    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    7 Roach Road, Fish Island, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 4 minutes from London Olympics
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    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    7 Queen's Yard, White Post Lane, E9 | 8 minutes from London Olympics
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    London > Shopping > Art and Design
    Unit 18, SPACE Studios, Britannia Works, Dace Road, E3 | 6 minutes from London Olympics
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    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
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    London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
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    London > Education > Evening Classes
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    London > Education > Adult Education
    121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 31 minutes from London Olympics
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    London > Leisure > London Olympics Venues
    Olympic Park, E20 | 1 minute from London Olympics
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    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Marshgate Lane, Stratford, E15 | 5 minutes from London Olympics
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    London > Nightlife > Pubs
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    London > Nightlife > Pubs
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    London > Nightlife > Bars
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    London > Nightlife > Bars
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2.2 miles from London Olympics
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Peninsula Square, SE10 | 2.7 miles from London Olympics
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    ArcelorMittal Orbit
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

    ArcelorMittal Orbit 3 minutes walk from London 2012 Olympic Park

    Created by the artist Anish Kapoor and structural designer Cecil Balmond, the continuous looping steel lattice of the striking red ...More

    Bow Open Show 2015
    Exhibitions | Until 5th July 2015 

    The Nunnery 13 minutes walk from London 2012 Olympic Park

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    Tokyo Diary By Alison Marchant
    Exhibitions | Until 26th August 2015 

    Stratford Circus 16 minutes walk from London 2012 Olympic Park

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    Little Galicia
    Little Galicia
    Foodie Events | Until 7th July 2015 

    Netil House 1.81 miles from London 2012 Olympic Park

    Please note: this event was due to launch on Thursday 7th May but has now been postponed to Wednesday 13th ...More

     
    The Alice Look
    The Alice Look
    Exhibitions | Until 1st November 2015 

    V & A Museum of Childhood 1.84 miles from London 2012 Olympic Park

    The V&A Museum of Childhood is another London venue to mark the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in ...More

     
    Small Stories: At Home In A Dolls' House
    Small Stories: At Home In A Dolls' House
    Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015 

    V & A Museum of Childhood 1.84 miles from London 2012 Olympic Park

    Small Stories: At Home In A Dolls' House at the V&A Museum of Childhood reveals the fascinating stories behind some ...More

     
    It's My Party...
    Exhibitions | Until 5th July 2015 

    V & A Museum of Childhood 1.84 miles from London 2012 Olympic Park

    An installation inspired by a 1930s toy rabbit called Wilfred, created by artists and children from Rushmore Primary School Hackney ...More

    Mini Mansions
    Concerts | On 30th June 2015 

    Oslo 1.88 miles from London 2012 Olympic Park

    Indie three-piece from Los Angeles....More

    Festival Of The Spoken Nerd
    Comedy | Until 22nd July 2015 

    Backyard Bar & Kitchen 1.9 miles from London 2012 Olympic Park

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    Zumba
    Sporting Events | Until 26th August 2015 

    Oxford House 2.13 miles from London 2012 Olympic Park

    Zumba fitness session....More

     
     
     
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