With just one week until Opening Ceremony, the excitement of the Summer Olympics is building in London. Soon the Olympic Flame will make it’s way through the streets of central London and along the Thames in the final days of the Torch Relay. It’s a special time to be in London right now with the atmosphere building up to the kick off of the games that will be watched from around the world. Of course, London is putting on a great show!
From July 21st to September 10th, visitors to London will be treated to a colourful display of lights along the River Thames as the city’s iconic bridges are lit up as part of the Dazzle London Bridge Illuminations. Created to celebrate the 50 evenings of Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Dazzle displays will light up the following bridges across the Thames:
- Golden Jubilee footbridge
- Waterloo Bridge
- Blackfriars Bridge
- Millennium Bridge
- Southwark Bridge
- London Bridge
- Tower Bridge
Enjoy a stroll along the Thames and see the beautiful light displays, which will last every evening from dusk until dawn. Find your favourite bridge and wait until the hour when a special light display will take place!
London’s famous Tower Bridge has been decked out for the Olympics with giant Olympic rings suspended between the towers. A new energy efficient and high tech lighting system has been installed that will light up the bridge with different colours during the Olympic Games. The elaborate lighting system includes 1,800 energy-efficient LED lights, 2,000 meters of energy-efficient LED linear lights and 5,000 meters of cables. The Tower Bridge lights will outlast the Olympic Games and are set to be in place for 25 years. Tower Bridge will dazzle for years to come!
Guest staying in our Tower Bridge vacation rental this summer are in for a treat! This lovely two bedroom, two bathroom apartment is located overlooking the Thames with a picture perfect view of the Tower Bridge from the living room and master bedroom. At night you can relax in bed while watching the light show on the Tower Bridge! Click here to view more photos and find out more about our new Tower Bridge apartment.
If you’ll be staying in our Eden studio rental or The Savoy vacation rental near Trafalgar Square, you’ll be just around the corner from the beginning of the Dazzle Bridge Illuminations on the Golden Jubilee footbridges on either side of the Hungerford Bridge. Wherever you’ll be staying, we hope you will enjoy the Dazzle Bridge Illuminations during your travels in London during the Summer Olympic Games!