Sporting Pride – Londons Time To Shine
Tennis, archery, swimming, gymnastics, judo, football … you name it, the Olympics has it, so in essence, so does London!
Welcome to London baby, the host city of this year’s Olympic Games.
For every variety of sport, there is something for everyone, and all on your doorstep. Of course, not all events are being held in London, some are in the close surrounding areas, and some are more regional – helping those that live out of the city get to witness Olympic competition at its best.
Football is one of the sports that are being held all around the country, with matches in Scotland, Manchester, Cardiff, Newcastle and Coventry. A great suggestion to travel without the stress is to fly. I know this sounds like a waste considering the short distances, but just think – no traffic jams, no massive petrol bill at the pump and a world of relaxation. Add airport extras onto that, such as Manchester Airport Parking and you’ll save even more, meaning guilt-free spending, which is one of my favourite things!
Be sure to take advantage of the public transport being put in place during the games too, including the London underground, meaning no need to drive around the city in rush hour traffic, getting yourself stressed when you’re meant to be witnessing a sporting wonder! The Olympic Stadium is the hub of the entire games, and a wonder in itself to visit. This really is a piece of sporting history, so if you can get yourself down there, then I’d highly recommend you go!
Athletics are the arguably the most popular of the Olympic sports, all in the backdrop of the imposing Olympic Stadium. Tickets are hard to come by, if not sold out already, and be careful of ticket touts around the stadiums.
However if you manage to get tickets, it will surely be a day to remember. The opening and closing ceremonies are also coveted events, with the line up kept a secret until the day. Again, transport will be busy during these events, so plan ahead and take advantage of extra links in place.
Combining your Olympic adventure with all that London has to offer is a major pull, and shopping, theatre, sightseeing, concerts and dining are all activities that Olympic-goers will be able to enjoy. I’d highly recommend catching a West End show if you can, they really are great nights out and there’s a huge selection, meaning something for everyone.
Once the Olympics are over, the memory of the huge event and the legacy it leaves behind will be hugely beneficial to the capital and the country as a whole – be a part of history.