5 Fun Ways to Watch the Games this Summer

olympics-2012It’s almost time for the Olympic Games to begin! The world’s most famous sporting event, athletes will be arriving from around the world to battle for supremacy. If you’re planning on tuning in for 24-7 Olympic coverage then get out the face paints and cheer your country on from some of the best places .

Head for the Pub.

There is no better place to spend an evening cheering on Team Britain than the pub. Grab a pint and cheer England on, no matter the sport! Try a traditional pub or head to a rooftop garden to enjoy an English summer night out.

Take a picnic to Hyde Park.

Not only is Hyde Park hosting massive Olympic viewing events on big screens, there will be live performances, food, and drink throughout the park as you watch Olympic events. The best part? Watching the Games on the big screens at Hyde Park is free!

Dance the night away in Trafalgar Square.

London Live will dominate Trafalgar Square this July and August as the main point for Olympic screenings. Cheer England on under the big screens or attend one of the many parties that will extend late into the night. There will be live music to get your blood pumping and keep you dancing all night!

Get the view from above

See all the new Olympic venues by soaring high above London. Though not as famous as the London Eye, Victoria Bell Tower at Westminster Cathedral will provide a birds-eye view of all the happenings going on in London for the Games. The 83 metre bell tower can be climbed to get away from the hubbub of central London and to absorb the impressive views of the city centre.

London Festival 2012

Get ready to rock at the finale of the Cultural Olympiad. The climax to the Games, the London Festival offers 10 million chances to see 12,000 concerts and events. Short films, dance, carnivals…you could spend weeks exploring all the attractions on display. Come at any time during the Games, the Festival runs from 21 June until 9 September 2012!