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The Chap OlympiadNot so much a sporting occasion as a celebration of buffoonery and ineptitude, orchestrated by The Chap magazine for gentlemen (and gentlewomen) of good taste, The Chap Olympiad is a spiffing non-sporting event. Bedford Square Gardens, centred on one of the best preserved set pieces of Georgian architecture in London, is a fitting backdrop for such a distinguished gathering. All events can all be entered by members of the public - as long as they're not sporting sportswear. The Chap Olympiad includes zany showdowns like Umbrella Jousting, using bicycles and brollies instead of horses and lances, and the Tug of Hair in which a rope is substituted for a lengthy handlebar moustache. Yikes! There will of course also be sandwiches and lashings of Pimm's.

 

About Bedford Square Gardens

Bedford Square Gardens, the private garden in the centre of the Georgian Bedford Square, is a peaceful green spot in Bloomsbury named after the Dukes of Bedford who owned the estate on which it was built in the 1770s. Available to local residents and businesses, it can also be hired for events and functions for a fee. More about Bedford Square Gardens

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Russell Square Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Holborn Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Euston Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
 
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Car Parks

 
Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
3 minutes walk
 
Holborn NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Buckingham London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £60  33% off
39-40 Bedford Place, WC1B | 1 minute from The Chap Olympiad
A beautiful townhouse property located in London's peaceful Bloomsbury area, The Buckingham provides an intimate and comfortable setting with its luxury studios and suites. With all ... More
 
 
 
The Beauchamp Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £60  32% off
24-27 Bedford Place, WC1B | 1 minute from The Chap Olympiad
Found in London's peaceful Bloomsbury area and overlooking private gardens, The Beauchamp combines business and leisure services to offer the ultimate London hotel experience. With modern ... More
 
 
 
Grange Portland Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £60  39% off
31-32 Bedford Place, WC1B | 1 minute from The Chap Olympiad
Another hotel in the Bloomsbury townhouse collection, the Grange Portland is adjacent to the British Museum and just minutes away from everything Covent Garden, Theatre land ... More
 
 
 
 
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Motown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th February 2016 to 28th October 2017
The Chap Olympiad, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 4 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West ...More
 
 
 
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An American In Paris
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th March to 30th September 2017
The Chap Olympiad, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 5 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
The award-winning An American In Paris transfers from Broadway to London, arriving at the Dominion Theatre in March 2017. Described by The New York Times as ...More
 
 
 
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The Chap Olympiad, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 6 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
This live recording of LEAP UK's Stop and Search Podcast will also launch Steve Rolles' new book: Legalizing Drugs - The key to Ending the War...More
 
 
 
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Shaftesbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was probably ... More
 
 
 
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The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
As the name suggests, The Horse Hospital wasn't always the modern arts venue it is today. Once home to sick and injured horses - many references ... More
 
 
 
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Dominion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
268 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 5 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
Huge, but now slightly shabby, theatre which plays host to big, rocking musicals. The Dominion has a huge stage and hundreds of seats - on a ... More
 
 
 
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British Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
This Grade II listed building, a stunning neoclassical landmark constructed in the 1920s, was extensively remodelled in 2003 to provide 300,000 square feet of prime office, ... More
 
 
 
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The Cartoon Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35 Little Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 3 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
Combining art with humour, this addition to London's museum-cum-gallery scene is refreshingly vibrant. From political cartoons of Thatcher, Brown, Bush and Blair to rare originals on ... More
 
 
 
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London Review Bookshop
London > Shopping > Books
14 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from The Chap Olympiad
Opened in May 2003, with Alan Bennett cutting the ribbon, the London Review Bookshop is a welcome addition to the city's dwindling ranks of independent bookshops. ... More
 
 
 
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The Classic Camera- The Leica Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
2 Pied Bull Yard, off Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from The Chap Olympiad
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Gekoski
London > Shopping > Books
Pied Bull Yard, 15 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
Based in Bloomsbury, beside the British Museum, it's not surprising R. A. Gekoski Booksellers has a particular interest in the Bloomsbury Group. Established in 1982, it's ... More
 
 
 
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Blue Door Bistro
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Montague Hotel, 15 Montague Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 1 minute from The Chap Olympiad
The Blue Door Bistro is an informal eatery located within Bloomsbury's Montague Hotel. Light and relaxed at lunch, cosy and candlelit by night. They serve simple ... More
 
 
 
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London Review Cake Shop
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
14-16 Bury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from The Chap Olympiad
A place to meet, talk, read and enjoy the tea, coffee and cakes. The cake shop is managed by Terry Glover, who comes to the ... More
 
 
 
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The Level Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
The DoubleTree by Hilton, 92 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 1 minute from The Chap Olympiad
Conveniently situated in the Russell Square Park Inn Hotel, Waterfalls Restaurant serves fresh dishes complemented with gourmet wines in a modern, fresh atmosphere with direct street ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 3 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 5 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 6 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Bloomsbury
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
This fun bowling alley and restaurant is a great place for a gang of you to spend a memorable night out trying to out-do each other. ... More
 
 
 
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Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
31 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 5 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
Inspired by the skills and techniques of the Ottoman Empire's barbers, Ted's Grooming Room provides a sanctuary for men seeking the perfect shave. With ... More
 
 
 
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The Hospital Club
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24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
 
 
 
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Queens Larder Restaurant & Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Queen's Square, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
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The Princess Louise
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208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 4 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
The flagship London pub of Yorkshire's oldest brewery, Samuel Smith, the Princess Louise has been carefully restored to her original Victorian layout complete with snugs, removed ... More
 
 
 
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
 
 
 
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The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
During The Savoy's £220million refit the American Bar was barely touched, ensuring it stayed true to its traditional, sleek design that is synonymous with the iconic ... More
 
 
 
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Beaufort Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 4 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
The second of two bars in The Savoy, the Beaufort Bar is a glamorous affair. The bar continues the hotel's Art Deco theme with plush black ... More
 
 
 
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The London Cocktail Club - Shaftesbury Avenue
London > Nightlife > Bars
224a Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
The London Cocktail Club is a members bar but - luckily for us - it's not a very exclusive one; it's free ... More
 
 
 
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British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
 
 
 
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The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ... More
 
 
 
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
 
 
 

Bedford Square Gardens events

 
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PRICING  From £25 (day pass)
DATES  Saturday 15th July 2017
VENUE  Bedford Square Gardens 
Not so much a sporting occasion as a celebration of buffoonery and ineptitude, orchestrated by The Chap magazine for gentlemen (and gentlewomen) of good taste, The Chap Olympiad is a spiffing non-sporting event. Bedford Square Gardens, centred on one of the best preserved set pieces of Georgian architecture in London, is a fitting backdrop for such... More about this event
 
 

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Positivenegatives In Partnership With SOAS Presents: A Perilous Journey: Stories Of Migration
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A Tree Within: An Evening with Fiona McIntyre and Alan Wilkinson
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Matilda The Musical
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Royal Opera: L'Elisir D'Amore
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Royal Opera House 8 minutes walk from The Chap Olympiad

Laurent Pelly's production of Donizetti's comic opera in two acts charting the love affair of lowly peasant Nemorino and beautiful ...More

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