London Olympic Venues

Sophie Wallace


Sophie Wallace

5th August 2015

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What makes the Olympics in London so different from any Olympics before is its use of the whole city throughout the Games. No spectators in central London will ever be more than 30 minutes away from an Olympic venue, with some of the capital's most iconic landmarks acting as a backdrop for the greatest show on earth. Most events will take place at the ground-breaking 2.5sq km Olympic Park in Stratford, a mere seven minutes away from the city centre by Olympic Javelin train. Other events will be scattered around in all directions at key venues a short journey from the center of town. 9.6 million tickets have been issued for the Olympics but the major ticket will be London itself, with the capital set to come alive throughout the summer.

Venues Overview - Aerial view over the Olympic Park

Venues Overview

Events for the London 2012 Summer Games will take place in the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London... Read more r

London Olympic Park - Aerial view over the Olympic Park

London Olympic Park

Check out our full guide to the Olympic Park and all the other Olympic and Paralympic venues being us... Read more r

Olympic River Zone - The London 2012 River Zone

Olympic River Zone

A short ride in the DLR from the Olympic Park is London 2012's River Zone, a selection of venues scat... Read more r

Central London Zone - The Central Zone includes Hyde Park

Central London Zone

London could never have hosted the Olympic Games without showcasing the historic sites and landmarks ... Read more r

Out of London Venues - Sailing boats prepare for the Games off the coast of Dorset

Out of London Venues

There are a handful of venues just outside London while the sailing competitions take place on the sou... Read more r

Olympic Park Slideshow - Aerial shot of the Olympic Park from the north end facing south

Olympic Park Slideshow

A selection of images of the brand new Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, taken during and after... Read more r

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