The Olympic Rings in St. Pancras Station - a beautiful site!
I arrived in St. Pancras Station on the Eurostar from Paris yesterday — just one day before the Opening Ceremony. Olympic excitement was in the air!! There were dozens of helpers to direct people to events or simply explain how to buy a tube ticket.
Excellent Security in London
You could feel the extra security in the train station and there were extra bobbies and policement to keep us safe.
Stepped up security for the Olympics
In addition to the helpers there are easy-to-follow signs with indications to reach the many Olympic events locations around London.
Everything in pink is to an Olympic Venue in London
It’s simple — any signs in pink are Olympics related!
Similar to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, there’s a wonderful feeling of celebration in the air. The BBC was interviewing some tourists in the station and I overheard: ‘We love England! Everyone has made us feel so welcome and we’re having a terrific time!’. The English sure know how to put on a wonderful event!
Even directions to the Javelin Throwing Events!
The directions couldn’t be better!
Everything is clearly marked to the various Olympics Venues in London
We managed to get 2 tickets to the men’s gymnastics finals next week and can’t wait to attend our first ever Olympic event. A brilliant job Team Britain … and let the games begin!
The Olympic atmosphere is a wonderful experience in London!
It’s been an exciting year in London with all of the memorable Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the atmosphere building up to the opening of the London 2012 Olympics. All of the Olympic Clocks have been counting down to this very day when eyes from around the world will be watching the Opening Ceremony and kick off of the 2012 Olympic Games! Today, the 27th of July 2012, got off to a ringing start with the All the Bells celebration at 8:12am. Bells across London and the UK were rung as part of London-based artist Martin Creed’s Work No. 1197 All the bells in a country rung as quickly and as loudly as possible for three minutes. Even Big Ben chimed in, ringing more than 40 times to celebrate the start of the Olympic Games. This marks the first time the famous bells at Big Ben have chimed outside of their regular schedule since 15 February 1952 when it tolled to mark the funeral of King George VI. This historic occasion is just one of many that demonstrate how proud London is to be hosting the 2012 Olympics!
If you’re visiting London during the Olympic Games, from 27th July – 12th August, or the Paralympic Games, which run from 29th August – 9th September, you’re in for a once in a lifetime experience. The atmosphere is simply electric in London, and there’s so much to see and do. You can keep track of all the events and find out what’s on with the London 2012 Olympic apps, which are free to download and easy to navigate on your mobile.
If you weren’t able to get tickets to the games, don’t worry! You’ll still be able to enjoy the excitement of the Olympics throughout London, with fun events sponsored by BT London Live. Just take a look!
From 28 July – 11 August, BT London Live in Hyde Park will be one of the hottest spots for watching the Olympic games in London. Watch live coverage of every Olympic medal event on the huge screens (including the largest in the UK – measuring 144m²!), participate in fun events, meet athletes and enjoy live music and a festive setting. Check out the schedule for Hyde Park events and stop by to join in the Olympic fun! Tickets are also available for the spectacular opening and closing ceremony concerts, which feature names such as Duran Duran, Blur, Snow Patrol and more.
Victoria Park, located in the east end of London near the Olympic Park, will be transformed into a Olympics celebration area where highlights from the Olympic Games will be shown on three giant screens sponsored by BT London Live. Have fun with the whole family at the Have-A-Go Sports Zone and enjoy live performances throughout the day. Take a ride on the 40m high observation wheel to take in amazing views of Olympic Park and London!
The popular Trafalgar Square is the hub for the BT London Live Paralympic Games coverage from 29 August – 9 September. Stop by to watch coverage of the Games on a giant screen between 11am and 11:30pm daily, as well as live music and fun interactive events.
Located near the iconic Tower Bridge and across the Thames from the Tower of London, Picture: Potters Field will host a big screen showing events from the Olympic and Paralympic Games from 28 July – 12 August. The festive setting right in the heart of London is a great spot to enjoy watching the sporting events with an unforgettable backdrop!
An Olympic welcome at London's St. Pancras train station!
Whether you’re enjoying the excitement of watching the games firsthand or joining in the festivities to watch on the big screens around London, we hope you’ll have a wonderful time during the London 2012 Olympic Games!
Find out all the latest news, events & what's on in London during the Olympics with the free Join In app!
Traveling in London this summer during the Olympics and looking for one easy place to find information on the Games, events and news? We’ve just downloaded the Official London 2012 Olympic mobile app called Join In and are amazed with all the features! Each day simply check out the What’s On feature to see Olympic and Paralympic events, special art museum and gallery exhibitions and celebrations taking place across London. Follow what’s going on each day and find out schedules with Events, map Olympic locations and keep track of your favourites with the My Games feature. We love the Buzz feature where we can find the Official London 2012 news, daily photos, London2012 on Twitter and Facebook all in one spot! And just for giggles, there’s even a bell created by London based artist Martin Creed that you can ring during All the Bells on Friday, July 27th at 8:12am to celebrate the opening day of the Olympics.
Whether you have tickets for the Olympic Games or are just soaking up the Olympic atmosphere in London this summer, the Join In app is a fun (and FREE!) way to keep in touch with all the Olympic and Paralympic game events and fun.
Find out the latest Olympic results on your mobile!
Want to keep up on Olympic results wherever you are in the world? Follow the latest news and results by downloading the free Official London 2012 Results App. You’ll find live updates, schedules, athlete profiles and information, and you can even tailor the results and news to follow specific countries. How handy!
Find out more about the London 2012 official mobile apps by clicking here.
You can tell you're in England when you see the options for British noble titles when ordering online!
When it comes to titles, no one does it better than the British! I was reminded of this recently when placing an order for some linens online in London. Check out the delightful choice of noble titles – purely English! I was tempted to click on Countess, although Lady has a nice ring to it, too. While we’re dreaming … what would your title be?