Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 9TH SEPTEMBER 2012

ADDRESS
 
 
Dates:
  until 
 
OPENING TIMES
From Jul 25, Mon, Wed-Fri 9.30am-6pm, Tue 9.30am-8pm, Sat 9.30am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm, Aug 27, 11am-5pm
 
PRICES
FREE
 

Nearby

 

Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic GamesPresented by The British Library and The International Olympic Committee, Olympex 2012 is a large-scale display featuring postage stamps, letters, postcards, maps and programmes offering insights from the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, through to the present day and London 2012. With items mostly drawn from private collections, the display includes some 2,500 stamps and postal items, each telling a story. It's fascinating to see who sent these letters and cards, and who they were sent to, as you discover a very personal take on significant historical events. You can also get your photograph taken with an Olympic Torch (11am-3pm, during the Games only).

 

About British Library

With over 150 million items, a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland, artwork by artists such as Antony Gormley and Eduardo Paolozzi, and a host of historically momentous works - including the Magna Carta, the Gutenberg Bible, Shakespeare's First Folio and the Lindisfarne Gospels - a guided tour around the British Library is the best way to take it all in. More about British Library

Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games images

Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games   

   
Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games

Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games  


LondonTown.com - Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
King's Cross Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Euston Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Camden Road Overground Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Arcade Car Parks
 
6 minutes walk
 
Judd Street NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games on LondonTown.com

 
London Calendar 2016

Discover what's on in London 2016 with our comprehensive guide to the best events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London 2016 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
THE BEST

Hotels near Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games

Near Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
FIND YOUR PERFECT LONDON HOTEL
SALE
Check in
--
Check out
--

Booking multiple rooms?

Visit our group bookings page or call 020 7437 4370 for assistance

Room 1

2 Adults
ADULTS (12+)
-
2
+
CHILDREN (2 - 12 Years)
-
0
+
INFANTS (0 - 2 Years)
-
0
+
Okay
Maximum 4 to a room.
+ Add another room
Hilton London Euston Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £87  38% off
17-18 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H | 5 minutes from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
The grand Victorian building that houses this hotel is surely one of the most impressive edifices in the Hilton chain. Located just a three-minute walk from ... More
 
 
 
ibis London Euston St Pancras
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £41  36% off
3 Cardington Street, NW1 | 7 minutes from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
Though this hotel is in one of the capital's busiest areas, a major public transport hub just outside the Congestion Charge Zone, its peaceful backstreet location ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £71  23% off
Coram Street, WC1N | 8 minutes from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
This is a smart, modern hotel located in one of the Capital's oldest and most beautiful areas. Bloomsbury is a great place to stay since it's ... More
 
 
 
 
THE BEST

Events near Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games

Near Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
Today Only
A Christmas Magic Show!
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Saturday 10th December 2016 at 2pm-3pm and 5.30pm-6.30pm
Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games, 96 Euston Road, NW1 | Same location as Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
Classic tricks and illusions for all the family....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Railway Children
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th December 2014 to 8th January 2017
Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games, Cnr Of King's Boulevard And Goods Way, N1C | 4 minutes from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
Mike Kenny's Olivier Award-winning adaptation of The Railway Children, staged at Waterloo three years ago, is now at King's Cross Theatre. E Nesbitt's classic tale is ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lazarus
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 25th October 2016 to 22nd January 2017
Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games, Cnr Of King's Boulevard And Goods Way, N1C | 4 minutes from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
It was well received in New York and now, this autumn, Lazarus, co-written by David Bowie and Enda Walsh, comes to London's King's Cross Theatre under ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Entertainment near Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games

Near Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
King's Cross Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Cnr Of King's Boulevard And Goods Way, King's Cross, London N1C | 4 minutes from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
A purpose built 1,000-seat theatre, complete with a railway track and platforms, created especially for Mike Kenny's Olivier Award-winning adaptation of E. Nesbit's 'The Railway Children'. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Platform Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
University Of The Arts London, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 5 minutes from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
Part of the University of the Arts London's award-winning campus for Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Platform Theatre has four performance spaces and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Scala
London > Entertainment > Live Music
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 6 minutes from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
Housed inside the old King's Cross Cinema, the Scala might be a bit tattered around the edges but this only adds to its battered charm. The ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Sights and Attractions near Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
British Library
London > Attractions > Museums
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | Same location as Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
With over 150 million items, a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland, artwork by artists such as Antony Gormley and Eduardo Paolozzi, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
The British Library, 96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | Same location as Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
The John Ritblat Gallery contains a permanent display of over 200 of the British Library's greatest treasures. It includes documents which made and recorded history, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
King's Cross Foot Tunnel
London > Attractions >
1 Pancras Square, King's Boulevard, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
The 90 metre long pedestrian tunnel designed by Allies & Morrison, the architects who designed the masterplan for the entire King's Cross redevelopment, links St Pancras ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Shopping near Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games

The best shops and markets near Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Foyles St Pancras International
London > Shopping > Books
St Pancras International, Pancras Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Books on a broad range of subjects from fiction and poetry to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sourced Market
London > Shopping > Markets
St Pancras International, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
Since opening in August 2009, the UK's first produce market to be located in a train station aims to bring the best from local and artisan ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Peyton & Byrne at St Pancras
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Unit 11, The Undercroft, St Pancras International, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
Take a little piece of baked Britain with you when you travel from St Pancras by stocking up on cakes, tarts, biscuits and buns at Peyton ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Restaurants near Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games

What are the best dining options near Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
95 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | Same location as Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Pancras Renaissance Afternoon Tea: Hansom Lounge
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
The Hansom Lounge at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel occupies the former cobbled driveway where Hansom cabs used to drop off and pick up their passengers. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Yo! Sushi
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
Unit 27, The Circle, St Pancras Station, King's Cross, London N1C | 1 minute from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
For anyone who needs a fast, healthy lunch Yo! Sushi is the place to go. Its conveyor belt service means you've always got plenty of choice, ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Education near Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games

Near Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 4 minutes from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
London's specialist venue for contemporary dance, The Place plays a role in every aspect of this fast-growing art form. The London Contemporary Dance School offers degrees ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 5 minutes from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
One of the premier arts colleges in the world, St Martins accepts only a few talented students each year, and is very well regarded in the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Bartlett School of Architecture
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 7 minutes from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
The Bartlett School of Architecture, on the corner of Huntley Street and Capper Street, is part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment. ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Leisure near Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games

Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
The lavishly restored St Pancras Renaissance Hotel has attracted a lot of attention since opening in 2011 as part of the grand Eurostar relocation. The Hotel's ... More
 
 
 
National College of Karate
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Corner of Judd Street and Cromer Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 3 minutes from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
Martial Arts ... More
 
 
 
London Contemporary Dance School
London > Leisure > Fitness
17 Dukes Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 4 minutes from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Pubs near Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games

The best pubs near London Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Betjeman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
Unit 53, St. Pancras International, King's Cross, London NW1 | 1 minute from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Harrison
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 6 minutes from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
Originally built in the 1880s by Samuel Harrison to refresh the workers in his shoe factory, The Harrison pub's current building dates back to 1934. Owned ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Marquis Cornwallis
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 7 minutes from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
Always a popular choice for local workers and tourists taking in the delights of Bloomsbury, Marquis Cornwallis , located on Marchmont Street, close ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games

Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cosy Kettle
London > Nightlife > Bars
60 Chalton Street, King's Cross, London NW1 | 2 minutes from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
Hidden below the bustling Somers Town Coffee House, Cosy Kettle offers an intimate sanctuary away from the pub crowd. Opened in late 2013, the bar is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
GNH Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Great Northern Hotel, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
The GNH Bar takes up almost the entire ground floor of the Great Northern Hotel and opens directly onto the western concourse of King's Cross Station. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
VOC
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Varnishers Yard, Regents Quarter, King's Cross, London N1 | 5 minutes from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
VOC is a 17th Century-inspired Punch House from Fluid Movement, the people behind speakeasy bars The Whistling Shop and Purl. Taking its name from Vereenigde Oost-Indische ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | Same location as Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Friends House
London > Business > Venue Hire
173-177 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 7 minutes from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
The historic headquarters of Quakers in Britain, Friends House in Euston has 23 function rooms including a large Meeting Hall which seats up to 1,100 guests. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 7 minutes from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place offers conference organisers two auditoriums, two art galleries and a wide ... More
 
 
 

British Library events

 
A Christmas Magic Show!A Christmas Magic Show!Classic tricks and illusions for all the family.2016-12-10T14:00:00+00002016-12-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
Today Only
A Christmas Magic Show!
Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the LineMaps and the 20th Century: Drawing the LineMaps and the 20th Century: Drawing the LineMaps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line looks into how maps made the world we live in. The exhibition at the British Library sheds light on 100 years of mapping technology - from the original sketch of today's London Underground to the satellite imagery of the 1990s - and how it has monitored and shaped the society we live in. From wars to moon2016-12-10T00:00:00+00002017-03-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  Standard £12, under 18 Free
DATES  4th November 2016 to 1st March 2017
VENUE  British Library 
Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line looks into how maps made the world we live in. The exhibition at the British Library sheds light on 100 years of mapping technology - from the original sketch of today's London Underground to the satellite imagery of the 1990s - and how it has monitored and shaped the society we live in. From wars to moon... More about this event
 
Victorian Entertainments: There Will Be FunVictorian Entertainments: There Will Be FunVictorian Entertainments: There Will Be FunThe British Library invites visitors to take a trip back in time this autumn with its new exhibition Victorian Entertainments: There Will Be Fun. Through decorative original posters, handbills, advertisements and tickets, the exhibition will bring the world of performing pigs, magic tricks and pantomime to life, focusing on five colourful character2016-12-10T00:00:00+00002017-02-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  14th October 2016 to 12th February 2017
VENUE  British Library 
The British Library invites visitors to take a trip back in time this autumn with its new exhibition Victorian Entertainments: There Will Be Fun. Through decorative original posters, handbills, advertisements and tickets, the exhibition will bring the world of performing pigs, magic tricks and pantomime to life, focusing on five colourful character... More about this event
 
That's Entertainment: Make Your Own StageThat's Entertainment: Make Your Own StageLiterary & Education, Art Workshop.2016-12-11T14:00:00+00002016-12-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
That's Entertainment: Make Your Own Stage
Guardian Live: Paul Beatty In ConversationGuardian Live: Paul Beatty In ConversationLiterary & Education, Author Event.2016-12-14T19:00:00+00002016-12-14T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
On Soon
Guardian Live: Paul Beatty In Conversation
Here Be Dragons!Here Be Dragons!Grown-up fairytales, folk tales and myths.2016-12-16T19:00:00+00002016-12-16T00:00:00+0000 Where:
British Library, 96  Euston Road      NW1 2DB
Category: event
On Soon
Here Be Dragons!
 

Also in Euston Road

Our recommendations in the same street as Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games

 
No.
Title
Category
 

Alternate names and popular misspellings for Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games

Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games, Olympex 2012: Colecting The Olympic Games
 
 

Hotels Near

Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games

 
 
Near Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games
All London hotels
Check-in:
Check-out:
Number of rooms:
Room 1:

What's On Today

Near Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games

 
 
 
Below Stairs
Exhibitions | Until 4th March 2017 

Sir John Soane's Museum 7 minutes walk from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games

The end of the seven-year restoration project at Sir John Soane's Museum is celebrated with Below Stairs, an exhibition which ...More

The Bodyguard
The Bodyguard
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Dominion Theatre 8 minutes walk from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games

The Bodyguard returns to the West End for a limited six month run from summer 2016 with Beverley Knight playing ...More

 
South Africa: The Art Of A Nation
South Africa: The Art Of A Nation
Exhibitions | Until 26th February 2017 

British Museum 9 minutes walk from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games

Explore 100,000 years of South African history through archaeological, historic and contemporary artworks at the British Museum. South Africa: the ...More

 
Artist's Talk: Sylvie Franquet
Exhibitions | On 10th December 2016 

October Gallery 11 minutes walk from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games

...More

Bob Dylan Thomas
Concerts | On 10th December 2016 

The Wheatsheaf 11 minutes walk from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games

...More

Smith & Sinclair Sensory Pop-Up Bar
Smith & Sinclair Sensory Pop-Up Bar
Foodie Events | Until 24th December 2016 

Purple Bar 13 minutes walk from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games

Pioneers of 'adult play', which is more innocent than it sounds, Smith & Sinclair have partnered with Sanderson London to ...More

 
Old Coram Assocation Carol Service
Concerts | On 10th December 2016 

The Foundling Museum 17 minutes walk from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games

Live Music, Choir....More

Making Nature: How we see animals
Making Nature: How we see animals
Exhibitions | Until 21st May 2017 

Wellcome Collection 20 minutes walk from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games

Part of the Wellcome Collection's year-long exploration of our relationship with the natural world, Making Nature: How we see animals ...More

 
Bedlam: the asylum and beyond
Bedlam: the asylum and beyond
Exhibitions | Until 15th January 2017 

Wellcome Collection 20 minutes walk from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games

The Wellcome Collection's new exhibition, Bedlam: the asylum and beyond, delves into the world of mental asylums. With mental illness ...More

 
Fitzrovia Christmas Lights
Fitzrovia Christmas Lights
Seasonal | Until 24th December 2016 

Fitzrovia 20 minutes walk from Olympex 2012: Collecting The Olympic Games

The Fitzrovia Christmas Lights will brighten up the skies above Charlotte Street, Goodge Street, Maple Street, Fitzroy Street and Tottenham ...More

 
 
 
 
SALE
Hotels near British Library

From cheap budget hotels to luxury 5 star suites see our discounts for British Library hotels, including Hilton London Euston Hotel from 82% off.

 
 
Call now: hotel deals 0207 420 4960