For the benefit of anyone who may have been trapped in a cave or stuck in a lift for the past few years – the Olympics are being held in London this year!
Unfortunately, not everyone will have been lucky enough to get tickets for an actual event, which means there are undoubtedly hoards of people feeling left out in the cold with not much to do this summer, other than watch the events on TV and hide from the rain.
However, don’t be too sad as there are actually a multitude of fantastic Olympic activities happening in London for everyone to enjoy, and, best of all, most of them are free.
Here are my top three suggestions for getting you in the Olympic spirit this summer:
London Live in Hyde Park
London Live is the place to be for anyone wanting a slice of Olympic action.
There will be six giant screens showing every medal ceremony of the games, live throughout the day. There will also be the chance to see some famous faces, as sporting heroes will be popping along to the park each and every day of the games.
In addition there will be the chance to ‘have a go’ at six different sporting events, such as horseriding (no, not on a real horse) and athletics.
The second summer festival along the Southbank promises to be bigger and better than ever before, with organisers harnessing the Olympic festival spirit.
There will be Olympic themed art displays, workshops and music from around the world for you to enjoy. Take a look around the huge plastic, interactive cityscape and head to an urban beach with a twist.
Somerset House is being transformed into ‘Casa Brasil’ as they play host to the Brazilian athletes, dignitaries and sponsors throughout the games. With Rio following London in 2016, there’s bound to be a huge focus on Somerset house during the 2012 games.
Visitors should expect a carnival atmosphere, with a variety of live music and art and design exhibitions depicting the spirit of Rio in 2016.
This article was written by Kathryn Thompson, a freelance writer and mum to three daughters. Kathryn is looking forward to getting into the Olympic spirit in London this summer, but will be checking out the deals on the Promo Codes website before travelling.
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