What to do in London during the 2012 London Olympics?Author:London2012
What to do in London during the 2012 Olympics?
The 2012 Olympics will be hosted in London, England. The Olympics is the largest sporting event in the world and attracts millions of fans worldwide and many more millions will be watching events live on TV.
The Official countdown clock for the upcoming 2012 London Olympics has been unveiled this week. Just 24 hours after its initial launch just countdown clock experienced technical difficulties and stopped working. These problems have been fixed now and the clock is counting down to the event.
London 2012 Olympics tickets
The 2012 London countdown clock marks the 6 weeks when the tickets go on sale. To purchase tickets for the London 2012 Olympics you will need a Visa card.
London winning the Olympic bid will hopefully be big for London and the UK, with a lot of money being spent by tourists when they come to the country and also by advertisers who are sponsoring the event.
Although the main stadiums for the events will be in London there are also events in the south coast of England as well as in Glasgow, Scotland.
These are just some of the football stadiums that will be used in the 2012 Olympics:
- Old Trafford, Manchester
- Wembley Stadium, London
- Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
- St James' Park, Newcastle
Apart from the main Olympics events there are also many Galleries and Museums which can be visited. A lot of these museums such as the Science Museum in South Kensington or the Natural History Museum (which conveniently is just around the corner) are both free to the public. Famous landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London and the London Eye (which gives you a fantastic view of the Thames and London) are always tourist favourites.
So what else is there to do in London during the 2012 Olympics?
As well as museums and art galleries such as the Tate Modern and the Tate Britain in London there are always a lot of popular Plays showing at the London Theatre. Sightseeing bus tours can also been booked for large groups of people. These tours will take you around central London passing major landmarks.
The events schedule for the 2012 Olympics
The events schedule is now available to download as a PDF document from the official London 2012 Olympics website. This will guide you through the events.
Getting around London
To get around London, you will most likely be travelling by Bus or Tube, for this it\'s definitely worth buying an Oyster travel card. This means travel should be cheaper than a standard ticket. The Oyster card can then be topped up at newsagents and at Tube stations. To use it you simply need to touch in and touch out at the barrier.
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