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Published June 3rd 2012
2012 - the year of the London Olympics, but what to do, where to go? We've got the insider tips to share with you.

London Olympics stadium

London has the honour of being the first city to host three Summer Olympic Games. It is said that the Londoners were somewhat surprised to win the games, however, we can be sure they will use their past experience to promise these to be "the best games ever".

The planning is now complete, the construction is wonderfully ahead of schedule and all that is waiting for the London Olympics seems to be time.

Here's the breakdown summary of what you'll need to know to delight in the 2012 London Olympics:

When: The summer Olympics Games will be held from 27th July - 12th August 2012. The Paralympics will be held a few weeks later.

Where to get London Olympic Games tickets: Tickets are available from the London 2012 web site - the official website of the London Olympic Games by clicking here
 
Official Olympic Games Countdown Clock, Trafalgar Square, London (March 2012). Photo by Peter , wikimedia commons

Where are the London Olympic Venues:

London venues
Earls Court
ExCeL
Greenwich Park
Hampton Court Palace
Horse Guards Parade
Hyde Park
Lord's Cricket Ground
North Greenwich Arena
The Mall
The Royal Artillery Barracks
Wembley Arena
Wembley Stadium
Wimbledon

"Out-of-London" venues are:
Eton Dorney
Hadleigh Farm
Hampden Park
Lee Valley White Water Centre
Millennium Stadium
Old Trafford
St James' Park
Weymouth and Portland

More information on Venues for the London 2012 Olympic Games venues can be found by clicking here

You can find all the information you need about the schedule of events by clicking here

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Image by: Wikimedia Commons The 2012 London Olympics Torch, aka "the cheese grater"

Where do you go for the London Olympic Stadium: found in East London at 103-113 Marshgate Lane, Stratford, London, United Kingdom. The Olympic Stadium is a fun 40 acre 'island' surrounded by water on three sides.

Getting to the London Olympics - The Games Travel Card

If you are holding a ticket for a London 2012 sporting event or ceremony, you will be given a one-day Games Travelcard for the day of that event. The other benefit of this is that the Games Travelcard will also let you travel within zones 1–9 on the London public transport network throughout the day of your event for free.

You can use it on the London Underground (Tube), London Overground, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), buses, trams and National Rail services.
Big Ben, counting down

Other transport options you may choose include: Heathrow, Stansted or Gatwick Express trains, taxis and private hire vehicles.

Just for the Olympics, as a special offer you will also be able to use your Games Travelcard on the Javelin® service between St. Pancras and Stratford International stations and to and from Watford Junction, and it will also entitle you to a 33% discount on the price of the 2012 Games river bus express and 2012 Games river tour.

Where to stay during the Olympics: you should book your accommodation immediately, even now it may be awfully expensive and difficult to find. If possible, if you are only attending events try and find accommodation close to the venue you are attending.

How many people are you likely to share with: The Olympic Stadium can seat up to 80,000 people so you are sure to find a friend there. Don't worry about being lonely.

What else is there to do during the London Olympic Games: Apart from all the excitement and fun of the Olympic games, if seeing world class athletes is not enough. Weekendnotes have over 1500 other great insider tips and ideas to share with you. Click here to view them all.
London is oh so pretty at night
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Why? Join in the fun and athletics of the London Olympics
When: Olympic Games 27 July - 12 August
Where: London
Cost: Free events thought to gala events
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