Monday, 10 June 2013

Olympic fever hits London

With the 2012 Olympics approaching London is a hive of activity and is sure to be an amazing place to visit when the Olympics get underway, even for those who weren’t lucky enough to get their hands on tickets. London has a great sporting heritage, and the Olympic Games next year could be the pinnacle, get your hands on budget accommodation London as soon as possible as it is likely that every possible room will be snapped up.


The truly multicultural city of London will reach a new level when the 2012 games come to town and I am sure Londoners will embrace the thousands of people attending the events. With amazing sights and attractions such as Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, The London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, and many more to keep the sporting tourists entertained, it will be more than a trip a stadium to watch an event, it will be the experience of London as a whole that people will remember.

If you get your hostel in London there are a number of things I would recommend seeing/doing:


London’s West End is one of the world’s top destinations for theatre so it is definitely worth while taking in a show one night, especially around Leicester Square or Shaftesbury Avenue which always have a buzzing atmosphere in the evening.

Open top bus tour – by far the best way to take in the best sights of London.

Shopping trip to Oxford Street – Maybe not everyone’s ideal activity, but Oxford Street, along with Regent Street are the prime shopping areas of London with flagship stores of all British major retailers.

Pubs & Bars – No matter where you are in London you certainly won’t struggle to find pubs and bars. The South Bank of the Thames is lined with great pubs with fantastic views of the city, and the areas surrounding the Olympic venues will be packed with fans if you are lucky enough to be here at that time.

London Bridge

Borough Market – If you like food you’ll certainly love this place, although considered slightly expensive it’s certainly worth a visit to treat yourself to some culinary delights.

So as the Olympics gets closer the excitement will rise in the capital, and whether your here for the games, or just visiting for a weekend prior to them, London will not disappoint! The cultural mix, and hustle and bustle you get from most major cities provides a brilliant atmosphere, the locals are friendly and I have no doubt you won’t forget the London experience.