Posts Tagged ‘ London Olympic Games ’

Eat London: part three

Aug 4th, 2012 | By

All eyes are on London, as the host of the Olympic Games. But there’s plenty of action in the capital to keep you entertained and not just the games. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, pack your appetite as world leading restaurateurs Peter Prescott and Terence Conran take you on a culinary tour of Chelsea, Fulham and South Kensington

2012 is the year of the Games, but will it be one of fun?

Jan 24th, 2012 | By

Last week I waxed lyrical about London. The capital, I declared, had entered the most extraordinary and exciting year, with the Olympic and Paralympic Games guaranteeing a summer like no other. Factor in a cornucopia of cultural events like the Lucien Freud exhibition and next month’s London Fashion Show and it’s safe to say that I was definitely looking forward to being a Londoner in 2012.

Olympics: stay or go?

Nov 12th, 2011 | By

At the launch last month of the Great campaign – a project aimed at promoting Britain abroad to tie in with next year’s London Olympics, David Cameron declared “In 2012 there will be only one place to be. We are determined to make the most of this opportunity.”

364 Days to Go: A Personal Story

Jul 28th, 2011 | By

Yesterday there was more coverage about the Olympic Games being just one year away than there was about the global financial problems, the African famine, the Norwegian shootings or even Cheryl Cole. But how are we ordinary mortals considering the games? If we are at all?

Coming to London During the Olympics

Sep 23rd, 2010 | By

The government, the Olympic authorities, many consultants and academics say that the Olympics will be a terrific opportunity for London and the UK to showcase its tourism appeal. Ordinary mortals like you and I wonder what to do. Should we avoid London during the games and a week or two either side when hotel rates will be expensive, transport could be crowded and the streets will be clogged. Or should those sporty types amongst us say that this is a once in a lifetime event (almost since the last London games was in 1948) and attend we must.