But can you get tickets for all the events you want to watch? If you haven’t got them by now, then you have a few choices. Head over to Stratford with cash and see if a scalper will sell you one. This is risky as Stratford is not the best place in London to have hard earned cash secreted about yourself.
Go to a booking office and pay huge amounts, but at least you’ll be able to use your credit card. Or our solution, find a great London pub with a flat screen showing the games. If you ask in advance they may even switch channels, just for you. What could be better than sitting in a traditional pub in London with a nice fresh pint of ale watching a bit of sport!?
Pubs in London – only the best for the Olympics
OK, now here at the London Pub Crawl Company we don’t normally extol the virtues of pubs with tellys blaring away in the corner, but when there is something important to watch, like the World Cup, then we fully support those pubs.
We just have a thing about pubs in London showing Neighbours or other shite TV at full volume, thinking that it adds culture to the place. It doesn’t and it’s bloody annoying!
Rubbish TV does not add ambiance
So where can you find a decent pub that will show the Olympics in full spectacular colour? Well, that is a very good question that we are researching! It’s too early to know who will make a feature of the Olympics and who is not, so we plan to provide you with a great list of pubs to watch the Olympics a week before the opening ceremony.
Public Viewing of the Olympics
In London there are several area where large screens are being provided for the public at large to watch the action. Now, you probably wont be able to rock up to these screens with a 6 pack and a bottle of vodka. But if you want to watch our hopefuls in their quest for gold, then in a big crowd cheering them on would be a good way. Here are 2 locations where big screens are to be provided and some great local pubs to keep you amused.
Hyde Park to watch the 2012 Olympic games
OK, this is a big park and they are running the triathlon here, so a couple of good spots for a beer would be: Nags Head, 53 Kinnerton Street, London, SW1X 8ED; or The Tyburn, 18-20 Edgware Road, Paddington, London W2 2EN – this is a Wetherspoons pub, so a good priced pint after shelling out a huge amount on a concert.
Also Duran Duran, Stereophonics, Snow Patrol and Paulo Nutini will play here on 27 July 2012 to mark the opening of the games. Tickets are £60 + booking fee (yeah right!) available from www.btlondonlive.com.
Trafalgar Square to watch the 2012 Olympic games
So close to Covent Garden, but great pub is The Harp, 47 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HS. Not quite as popular as most around this area.
Of course the only way to find all the best pubs in London is with our app – The London Pub Crawl app for iPhone.
We hope to guide you to only the best of London’s 7,000 pubs!