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Opening the OlympicsReflecting on last year's euphoric sporting events, the Museum of London has launched a free London 2012 display. Open on 28th March 2013 - exactly 200 days since the Paralympic closing ceremony - Opening the Olympics features around 70 objects, costumes and personal accounts from the Games. Many of the objects will be on public display for the first time and with material collected before, during and after the Games it will create a fuller picture of the memorable events and the host city. Recognisable items such as Tom Daley's Union Jack swimming trunks and Bradley Wiggins' yellow jersey, worn during the opening ceremony, will be among those on display. Alongside these, the display also gives mention to the 'unofficial' Olympic stories such as home-made homages that sprung up across the city. It is hoped that the exhibition will allow for future generations to enjoy the spirit of the Games and it legacy.

 

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Experience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day when you visit the Museum of London, a modern museum boasting over 1.1 million objects. Following a £20 million redesign, the five lower Galleries of Modern London take you through the history of the city from the Great Fire of London in 1666 to the present day. More about Museum of London

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Malmaison London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £50  31% off
18-21 Charterhouse Square, EC1M | 4 minutes from Opening the Olympics
Malmaison London has been stunningly converted into the finest boutique hotel in London. Right on the edge of trendy Clerkenwell and within the sound of bow ... More
 
 
 
Citadines London Barbican Apart-Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £80  42% off
7-21 Goswell Road, EC1M | 5 minutes from Opening the Olympics
Just North of the city, these well-appointed family apartments offer an idyllic little spot for parents with children. At the weekend, the city is a wonderfully ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £71  35% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 6 minutes from Opening the Olympics
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
 
 
 
 
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Museum of the Order of St John, St. Johns Gate, 26 St. John's Lane, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 8 minutes from Opening the Olympics
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Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Opening the Olympics
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Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Opening the Olympics
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Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Opening the Olympics
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Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Opening the Olympics
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St Bartholomew the Great
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West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Opening the Olympics
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Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Opening the Olympics
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Ted Baker & Friends
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120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from Opening the Olympics
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Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from Opening the Olympics
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London > Shopping > Markets
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Opening the Olympics
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London Wall Bar & Kitchen
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150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Opening the Olympics
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125 Alban Gate, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from Opening the Olympics
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Club Gascon
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57 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Opening the Olympics
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London Wall, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Opening the Olympics
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L'Atelier des Chefs St Paul's
London > Education > Cookery Courses
10 Foster Lane, City, London EC2V | 3 minutes from Opening the Olympics
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Guildhall School Of Music And Drama
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Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 4 minutes from Opening the Olympics
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King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from Opening the Olympics
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20 Little Britain, City, London EC1A | 1 minute from Opening the Olympics
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12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Opening the Olympics
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The Old Red Cow
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71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Opening the Olympics
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115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from Opening the Olympics
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2 - 3 Creed Lane, City, London EC4V | 7 minutes from Opening the Olympics
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50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 3 minutes from Opening the Olympics
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Dirty Martini, St Paul's
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130 Wood St, City, London EC2V | 5 minutes from Opening the Olympics
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The Longroom
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18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from Opening the Olympics
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Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 3 minutes from Opening the Olympics
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