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The Chap OlympiadNot so much a sporting occasion as a celebration of buffoonery and ineptitude, orchestrated by The Chap magazine for gentlemen (and gentlewomen) of good taste, The Chap Olympiad is a spiffing non-sporting event. Bedford Square Gardens, centred on one of the best preserved set pieces of Georgian architecture in London, is a fitting backdrop for such a distinguished gathering. All events can all be entered by members of the public - as long as they're not sporting sportswear. The Chap Olympiad includes zany showdowns like Umbrella Jousting, using bicycles and brollies instead of horses and lances, and the Tug of Hair in which a rope is substituted for a lengthy handlebar moustache. Yikes! There will of course also be sandwiches and lashings of Pimm's.

 

About Bedford Square Gardens

Bedford Square Gardens, the private garden in the centre of the Georgian Bedford Square, is a peaceful green spot in Bloomsbury named after the Dukes of Bedford who owned the estate on which it was built in the 1770s. Available to local residents and businesses, it can also be hired for events and functions for a fee. More about Bedford Square Gardens

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Russell Square Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Holborn Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Euston Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Eurostar
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
Holborn NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring The Chap Olympiad on LondonTown.com

 
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    London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
    30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
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    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    268 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 5 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
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    London > Attractions > Museums
    Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
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    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Bloomsbury Square, WC1B | 2 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
    This Grade II listed building, a stunning neoclassical landmark constructed in the 1920s, was extensively remodelled in 2003 to provide 300,000 square feet of prime office, ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Attractions > Museums
    35 Little Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 3 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
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    London > Shopping > Books
    14 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from The Chap Olympiad
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    London > Shopping > Specialists
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    Pied Bull Yard, 15 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
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    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    14-16 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from The Chap Olympiad
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    London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
    The DoubleTree by Hilton, 92 Southampton Row, WC1B | 1 minute from The Chap Olympiad
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    London > Education > English Language Courses
    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 3 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
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    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 5 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
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    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 6 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
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    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
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    London > Leisure > Arts Centres
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    208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 4 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
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    London > Nightlife > Pubs
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    London > Nightlife > Bars
    224a Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 4 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
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    London > Nightlife > Bars
    The Savoy, Strand, WC2R | 4 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
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    London > Nightlife > Bars
    The Savoy, Strand, WC2R | 4 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
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    DATES  Saturday 11th July 2015
    VENUE  Bedford Square Gardens 
    Not so much a sporting occasion as a celebration of buffoonery and ineptitude, orchestrated by The Chap magazine for gentlemen (and gentlewomen) of good taste, The Chap Olympiad is a spiffing non-sporting event. Bedford Square Gardens, centred on one of the best preserved set pieces of Georgian architecture in London, is a fitting backdrop for such... More about this event
     
     

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