With the start of the thrilling London 2012 Olympic Games getting closer and closer, those lucky enough to have tickets to the events might like to take the opportunity to combine it with an exciting London apartment city break. Whether you’ re the holder of a ticket for the Opening Ceremony, the diving, cycling, equestrian jumping, beach volleyball or any one of the amazing sporting events taking place, after the excitement of the day what better place to relax and reflect than a comfortable, convenient London apartment?
Everyone has heard about the Olympic Park at Stratford but did you know that there are many other London venues for specific sports events. Earls Court, in West central London is home to the Volleyball events. Also close to other famous museums such as the Natural History Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science museum. The Earls Court Exhibition centre is used throughout the year for shows, and events.
Greenwich Park is usually a haven of tranquillity in the urban centre of London, however is being transformed during the London 2012 games for the equestrian events. Right by the River Thames in South East central London this area is great for exploring the historic East London and City of London.
Hyde Park will be hosting two exhausting events – the Triathlon and Marathon Swimming. Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in London, popular with Londoners and tourists alike it is a great place to sit with a picnic, stroll by the Serpentine, check out the contemporary art in the Serpentine Gallery, or listen to the opinions of the orators at Speakers Corner.
The famous Mall, leading from Admiralty Arch to Buckingham Palace will be on the route for the Olympic and Paralympic Marathon, Road Cycling and Race Walk. What’s even better is that Marathon events are free, so do not delay, book a London apartment and spend some time on The Mall, admiring the stamina and determination of the athletes competing in these events.
Lords Cricket Ground, the home of Middlesex County Cricket Club will be temporarily taken over by the competing Archery teams. Howzat! The Royal Artillery Barracks, fittingly, will host the Shooting, Paralympic Shooting and Paralympic Archery. Wembley Arena in North West London will see the Badminton and Rhythmic Gymnastics competitors battle it out for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.
Talking of Wembley, the Games would not be complete without football, many games being held at the stunning new Wembley Stadium. This will also see the gold medal events for Men and Women’s football.
Finally, the much talked about Beach Volleyball will take over Horse Guards Parade in the very centre of London, normally known for Trooping of the Colour attended by the Queen on her birthday. A temporary beach will be constructed – let’s hope the rain stays away!
For all these venues, for ease, comfort and the convenience of a home away from home, check out a great choice of London apartments now taking bookings from 1 night upwards.