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  • London 2012 Olympic Games
  • London 2012 Olympic Games
  • The London 2012 Olympic Games kick off in just one weeks' time on the 27th July 2012 with a fantastic Opening Ceremony, welcoming the world's greatest athletes to London. Over 10.000 athletes will compete in 26 sports with 302 gold medals. The London 2012 Games is the biggest single event to take place in the capital in many of our lifetimes. Venues including Hyde Park, Horse Guards Parade, Greenwich and Hampton Court will host the action but taking centre stage is the East End, home to the London 2012 Olympic Stadium and Aquatics Centre. Together these London landmarks will become temples of sport, where iconic moments are sealed forever into the minds of billions watching across the globe.

    London 2012 Festival

    The London 2012 Festival is a huge cultural celebration of over 12,000 events across the UK in celebration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. You can enjoy everything from free concerts and art exhibitions to Shakespeare plays and dance performances. Leading artists from all over the world are taking part, including Plan B, Toni Morrison, Mike Leigh, Leona Lewis, Damon Albarn and Tracey Emin. The festival begins on 21 June and will finish on 9th September - the final day of the Paralympic Games.

    London 2012 Olympics Live Screens

    Don't worry if you do not have tickets to the London Olympics as Hyde Park, Victoria Park and Trafalgar Square will host big screens during the Games, where it will be possible to watch much of the sporting action for free! With giant screens, state-of-the-art technology and concert-quality sound systems, these sites will be among the best places to watch the Games. As well as live coverage of the Games, there will also be 'have a go' sports sessions, music, outdoor arts and entertainment.

    27th July to 9th September 2012
    For more information visit www.london2012.com

    Approx. 11 minutes journey time from Russell Square underground station to Knightsbridge underground station on the Piccadilly line for Hyde Park.

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