SELECT olympicEvents.*, OlympicVenueUrl.OriginalName, 'London Olympics Sporting Events' as subcat FROM Event.OlympicVenueUrl LEFT JOIN Event.olympicEvents ON (OlympicVenueUrl.Name = olympicEvents.venue) WHERE OriginalName = 'London 2012 Olympics Central Zone' ORDER BY startDateTime ASC London 2012 Olympics Central Zone Westminster London | Nearby hotels, shops and restaurants | LondonTown.com

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London 2012 Olympics Central ZoneLondon could never have hosted the Olympic Games without showcasing the historic sites of its spectacular city centre - and the London 2012 Central Zone will allow spectators from all around the world combine their sporting schedule with a spot of sightseeing. A stone's throw from Trafalgar Square, Horse Guards Parade will be transformed into a Beach Volleyball venue, Earls Court will host the Volleyball, Hyde Park the Triathlon and Marathon Swimming, Lord's Cricket Ground the archery, while the Cycling Road Race and Marathons will finish on The Mall in the shade of the Queen's official residence, Buckingham Palace. A touch further afar, the Tennis competition will take place on the pristine grass courts of Wimbledon's famous All England Club, Wembley Stadium will host the football finals and an array of games in the preliminary and knock-out stages, and Wembley Arena will hold the Badminton and Rhythmic Gymnastics programme. Outside the Greater London area - but still within easy reaching distance - are Eton Dorney (Rowing), Lee Valley White Water Centre (Canoeing) and Hampton Court (Road Cycling Time Trial).

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Charing Cross Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Westminster Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Victoria Railway Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
3 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Masterpark
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hotels near London 2012 Olympics Central Zone

Near London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £145  34% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 3 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
Emulating the style of a French chateau, this grand Victorian residence, built in 1884, occupies a prime location within Westminster. It's worth staying at the Grade ... More
 
 
 
The Trafalgar Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £123  41% off
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 3 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
Almost in the shadow of Nelson's Column, and with the Palaces of Whitehall looming behind it, this hotel is at the heart of the Capital. ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  22% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 3 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
A fantastic nineteenth century exterior hides a thoroughly modern hotel, with clean, minimalist design in the rooms. The biggest draw is the location, in the very ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative London Olympics Venues nearest London 2012 Olympics Central Zone

Nearest to London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
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London Olympics: Horse Guards Parade
London > London Olympics > London Olympics Venues
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | Same location as London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
Event: Beach VolleyballWithout a doubt, one of the most heavily subscribed events for ticket applications was the Beach Volleyball competition, which takes place on the Prime ... More
 
 
 
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London Olympics: The Mall
London > London Olympics > London Olympics Venues
Westminster, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
Events: Athletics (Marathon and Race Walk), Road Cycling (Road Race), Paralympic Athletics (Marathon)The elegant runway of Buckingham Palace is no stranger to big events, hosting the ... More
 
 
 
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London Olympics: Hyde Park & the Serpentine
London > London Olympics > London Olympics Venues
Serpentine Road, Hyde Park, London W2 | 32 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
Events: Triathlon and Marathon SwimmingWhen the sun's out there are fewer places in London as scenic and special as Hyde Park, which hosts the Triathlon and ... More
 
 
 
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Events near London 2012 Olympics Central Zone

Near London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
Uncle Vanya
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd April to 3rd May 2014
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 8 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
Last year saw London stage four revivals of Anton Checkov's Uncle Vanya and now 2014 welcomes another. Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky transfers his ...More
 
 
 
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Skylight
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th June to 23rd August 2014
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 8 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
Carey Mulligan makes her West End debut starring as the former lover of Bill Nighy in Stephen Daldry's revival of David Hare's Skylight. Originally staged at ...More
 
 
 
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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th June to 25th October 2014
Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 11 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime has been cancelled at the Apollo Theatre. It will transfer to the Gielgud Theatre on 24th June ...More
 
 
 
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Near London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 4 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
A short step away from the main strip of West End theatres, the Playhouse's stylish curved facade is rather lost among the towering architecture of Charing ... More
 
 
 
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 8 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the week's ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near London 2012 Olympics Central Zone

The best museums, galleries, attractions near London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
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Horse Guards Parade
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | Same location as London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
Horse Guards Parade is the setting for various military ceremonies throughout the year including the Trooping the Colour which marks the Queen's official birthday. At the ... More
 
 
 
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Household Cavalry Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Horse Guards, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | Same location as London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
Visitors to the Household Cavalry Museum can watch troopers working with their horses in the original 18th century stables (via a glazed screen) and hear accounts ... More
 
 
 
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Whitehall
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
Whitehall is a historic London street with runs from Parliament Square at Westminster to Trafalgar Square. The street is recognised as the centre of the British ... More
 
 
 
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
 
 
 
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Tenderproduct
London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 8 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
Tenderproduct is the second tender venture by Etan Ilfeld, who previously founded the neighbouring Tenderpixel Gallery, an innovative space for emerging talent. Tenderproduct is a shop ... More
 
 
 
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Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
28 Haymarket, Soho, London SW1Y | 8 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, SW1A | 2 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
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The Lobby Lounge, Corinthia Hotel London
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, SW1A | 2 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
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Corinthia Afternoon Tea
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
The Lobby Lounge, Corinthia Hotel London, 10 Whitehall Place, SW1A | 2 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
Served in the grand Lobby Lounge, afternoon tea at the Corinthia is a classy affair. Diners are initially greeted by the magnificent site of the 'Full ... More
 
 
 
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Education near London 2012 Olympics Central Zone

Near London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 16 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 21 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 22 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... More
 
 
 
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So SPA Sofitel St James
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
 
 
 
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... More
 
 
 
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, SW1A | 2 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
Right across the street from the Houses of Parliament, the Red Lion is perfectly positioned for politicos to pop in for a pint after a heated ... More
 
 
 
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Rockwell
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Trafalgar, 2 Spring Gardens, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
Hotel bar on Trafalgar Square with public roof terrace. This bar is all about location, location, location. Just a few steps from Nelson's Column, the Trafalgar Hotel ... More
 
 
 
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Bassoon Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
The cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is ... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Contemporary Art Bar & Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
The Institute of Contemporary Art on The Mall (just down the road from the Queen's pad) is a great place for a trendy drink after taking ... More
 
 
 
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Banqueting House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
The only surviving section of Whitehall Palace. In its heyday the largest royal palace in Europe, this historic venue is the only surviving section of Whitehall Palace ... More
 
 
 
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Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms
London > Business > Venue Hire
King Charles Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
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Institute of Directors - IOD
London > Business > Venue Hire
116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone
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Another Country
Another Country
Theatre | Until 21st June 2014 

Trafalgar Studios 2 minutes walk from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone

The 1980s film shot Rupert Everett and Colin Firth to stardom, Another Country, it created a sensation when it came ...More

 
I Found My Horn
Theatre | Until 3rd May 2014 

Trafalgar Studios 2 minutes walk from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone

Jasper faces a broken marriage, a poky bedsit and the realisation that his life is unmemorable and unfulfilled. So, after ...More

The White Horse
The White Horse
Exhibitions | Until 5th March 2015 

British Council 3 minutes walk from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone

Walk down The Mall to Spring Gardens and you'll see a life-size White Horse, a marble and resin sculpture ...More

 
Katharina Fritsch: Hahn Cock
Katharina Fritsch: Hahn Cock
Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2015 

Trafalgar Square 4 minutes walk from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone

A 4.7m (14ft) high sculpture of a cockerel in ultramarine blue is the latest sculpture to roost on the ...More

 
Feast of St George in Trafalgar Square
Feast of St George in Trafalgar Square
Seasonal | On 21st April 2014 

Trafalgar Square 4 minutes walk from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone

Though St George's Day is always on 23rd April, in 2014 it falls on a Wednesday so the London celebrations ...More

 
Boat Show Comedy Club
Boat Show Comedy Club
Comedy | Until 27th December 2014 

Tattershall Castle 4 minutes walk from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone

For the past twelve years the Boat Show Comedy Club aboard the Tattershall Castle has played host to some of ...More

 
Popcorn
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 21st April 2014 

Heaven 5 minutes walk from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone

Resident DJs spin house, dance and R&B....More

Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race
Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race
Sporting Events | On 21st April 2014 

Westminster Bridge 5 minutes walk from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone

Organisers of this annual 125-mile race call it "one of the most demanding open-to-all endurance events on the planet". Celebrating ...More

 
Free Lunchtime Concerts: Iberian And Latin American Music Society Series
Concerts | On 21st April 2014 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 5 minutes walk from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone

TangOpera Duo performs Carlos Guastavino's Flores Argentinas, La Rosa Y Rl Sauce and Milonga De Dos Hermanos, Ginastera's Cancion Al ...More

Handel Messiah By Candlelight
Concerts | On 21st April 2014 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 5 minutes walk from London 2012 Olympics Central Zone

Peter G Dyson conducts Handel's Messiah....More

 
 
 
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