The ArcelorMittal Orbit in the London Olympic Park wowed the world during the London 2012 games. After the games, no one has really visited it much. So, in an effort to boost visitors, planners have approved building a 178 meter (583 feet), 12 loop slide. It will start and the top and go all the […]
After a long hibernation since the London 2012 Games, the park where it look place is now opening up to the public. It’s been a long time since the games put London on the world stage but workers have been hard at work converting the entire complex into a public space that London can enjoy […]
British Telecom has commissioned a mammoth 320 Gigapixel panorama of the London Skyline, taken from the BT Tower. It’s so massive you can literally see into people’s windows. If printed at normal photographic resolution, it would be almost as tall and as wide as Buckingham Palace! Click the image below to explore London! Amazing!
With the Olympics now just days away, we thought it would be fun to out together a summary of the free things you can do during the Olympics if you weren’t luck enough to snag tickets. 1. Olympic Cycling Road Races – July 28 – August 1, 2012 There are lots of ways to enjoy […]
It may not be what the athletes are eating, but the indulgent sports-themed afternoon tea at The Capital Hotel in Knightsbridge is appropriate for spectators wanting to get into the Olympic spirit. The Capital Hotel, holder of the UK Tea Guild’s Award of Excellence for Top London Afternoon Tea 2012, is celebrating a summer of […]
Regent Street prepares for the summer celebrations with a display of international flags from around the world above its pavements. Across the capital’s skyline, 206 flags of the nations competing in the Olympics, including an array of host nation Union flags, will be displayed from Friday 15th of June until after the closing ceremony. Stretching […]
If you’re planning on being in London during the London 2012 festivities – here’s a few ways you can save a few bob while you’re in town. Visit a Live Site There will be 22 official Live Sites around Britain during the Games, featuring all the latest Olympic news and action. In London, ‘London Live […]
The Household Cavalry Museum adds to the capital’s ever-increasing Olympic excitement with an Olympic themed exhibition celebrating the achievements of members of the Household Cavalry Regiment who have competed in the Olympic Games since 1908. The exhibition is open from 29 March until mid-June, when the museum will close to allow Horse Guard’s Parade to […]
The decorations that will adorn London from now until the London 2012 games have been unveiled. Check out the gallery below – Click to view a larger version: Source: Visit London Blog
The Mall is usually the center of major events in London and this summer there’s two: The Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics. This means that because of the size of the two events, The Mall itself will be closed off to traffic and in some cases, people, for most of the summer. According to […]
Jonathan Edwards gives us an update of the progress of all of the venues on the Olympic Park in this great video from London 2012.
Forget regeneration, new jobs and more children taking up long jump, the real legacy of the Olympics is visible all around us, but perhaps not quite what Lord Coe had in mind. In London (and throughout Britain) a growing number of ‘Olympic Kebab’, ‘Olympic Car Wash’, and even ‘Olympic Sewing Machine Repair’ shops have been […]
This is great news for travellers to London in 2012 – British mobile carrier O2 announced on Friday that they would setup a London wide wifi network and this is the best bit of news – will be completely free! Here are the details from O2: Visitors to and residents in Westminster and Kensington & […]
Our friends at Visit Britain have released a series of new aerial photos of the Olympic Park area. Check them out below in a gallery: The latest aerial images and footage released today show the huge progress and activity on the Olympic Park site over the last 12 months including: Olympic Stadium Construction of the […]
London 2012 has released a series of 12 posters for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. Check them out below in a gallery and then read a little about each design below. The artists are: Olympic Posters • Martin Creed • Anthea Hamilton • Howard Hodgkin • Chris Ofili • Bridget Riley • Rachel Whiteread […]
A splash of colour and a striking new piece of architecture for the Olympic Park was unveiled today as the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) announced the completion of a key footbridge that features a design inspired by the London 2012 brand colours. The central park footbridge spans over the River Lea at a focal point […]
Check out this really cool infographic of the economic impact to London of the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games. Brought to you by Confused.com – Compare cheap car insurance quotes in minutes.
The London Government has successfully sold the naming rights two it’s new Cross River cable car line. According to the Evening Standard: One of the world’s biggest airlines is set to start ‘flying’ passengers across the Thames in a deal that will see its brand name appear on every London Tube map. Emirates, which sponsors […]
The owners of the new Stratford City mall have secured the rights to be the official shopping center of the London 2012 Games. According to the Evening Standard: Europe’s largest urban shopping mall will get an Olympic makeover using theLondon 2012 brand and logo. Its Australian owners hope the exclusive marketing rights will give the development […]
Another week, another strange public works project in the cards for London 2012 next year. A scheme to provide a floating walkway across the Thames has been revealed. From the BBC: A kilometre-long floating river walk is planned for the River Thames in time for the Olympics. The scheme, backed by £60m of private investment, […]
London 2012 has released some fun pictures on their Facebook page of the Olympic Parking coming into bloom for the first time. Check them out below. Can’t wait to see it for myself in 2012!