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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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

Euston Railway Station
14 minutes walk
St Pancras International Station
15 minutes walk
Car Parks

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 £69† 27% 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 £66† 42% 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
    The Portland Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £69† 38% off
    31-32 Bedford Place, WC1B | 1 minute from The Chap Olympiad
    Another hotel in the Bloomsbury townhouse collection, The Portland is adjacent to the British Museum and just minutes away from everything Covent Garden, Theatre land and ... More
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    War Horse
    London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
    The 3 Little Pigs
    London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 5th August to 6th September 2015
    Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1A | 9 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
    The Big Bad Wolf attempts to huff and puff the three little superstar piglets into submission in Stiles and Drewe's musical retelling of the children's story. ...More
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    The Play That Goes Wrong
    London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 5th September 2014 to 5th September 2015
    Duchess Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 11 minutes from The Chap Olympiad
    Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...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
    London > Leisure > Arts Centres
    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
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    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 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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    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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    Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Chap Olympiad.
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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

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    Shaftesbury Theatre 4 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

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    Dance | Until 5th September 2015 

    Dominion Theatre 5 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

    Irish-American dancer and choreographer Michael Flatley, who has turned Irish dancing into a spine tingling show spectacular, directs this dynamic ...More

     
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    Theatre | Until 5th September 2015 

    Dominion Theatre 5 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

    "Aliens love underpants, of every shape and size, but there are no underpants in space, so here's a ...More

     
    Rhythms Of The City
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th September 2015 

    Guanabara 6 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

    DJ Limao and Matthew Bandy supply soul reggae, garage, D&B, swing, Latin and house....More

    Missionaries and Idols in Polynesia
    Exhibitions | Until 26th September 2015 

    School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) 6 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

    Missionaries and Idols in Polynesia at the Brunei Gallery within SOAS documents the London Missionary Society from 1792 to 1825, ...More

    War Horse
    War Horse
    Theatre | Until 13th February 2016 

    New London Theatre 6 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New ...More

     
    Splendour
    Splendour
    Theatre | Until 26th September 2015 

    The Donmar Warehouse 7 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

    Artistic director of the Donmar is celebrating strong and interesting women with her 2015 theatre programme. The second half of ...More

     
    Amped
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th September 2015 

    The Borderline 8 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

    DJs Little Chris & George (Cherry Cola) plus guests spin indie, alternative and electro/guitar pop....More

    I Love The 90s
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th September 2015 

    The Borderline 8 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

    DJs play retro pop, rock and dance tracks from the 1990s....More

    Crime In Stereo
    Concerts | On 4th September 2015 

    The Borderline 8 minutes walk from Bedford Square Gardens

    Hardcore punk five-piece from Long Island, New York....More

     
     
     
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