The Olympics is Coming to London!

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With just three days until the London 2012 Olympic Games begin, the UK is getting ready for a truly spectacular opening ceremony that will mark the start of the competition. We have been promised a truly wonderful display and I for one just can’t wait!

The countdown to the London 2012 games

The countdown to the London 2012 Olympic Games

The Olympic torch has been making its way around the UK since the middle of May but on Friday 27th July 2012, the world’s eyes will be on London. The bells of Big Ben will be ringing across London for three minutes on Friday morning to celebrate the start of the games and the official opening ceremony will begin at the Olympic Stadium at 9pm. Only the lucky few have managed to get tickets for the ceremony, but the whole thing is being shown on the BBC so we can all get to see this truly special event.

It’s not all about London though as there are many events being held all over the country. Mountain biking is taking place in Essex and there are football games taking place in Manchester, Cardiff and Newcastle to name but a few. So if you have tickets why not book a cottage holiday to Wales or Northumberland and make a trip of it? There are holiday cottages within reach of the major cities that mean you can enjoy the festivities but retreat away from it at the end of the day.

If you haven’t got tickets for any of the sporting events, there are still ways to get involved. There are open air events taking place in London, including road cycling, the marathon, the triathlon and marathon swimming that you don’t need tickets for. So get out on the streets and show your support for the athletes!

Across the country, big screens are being set up in towns and cities so that people can congregate together and watch the competition, so if you haven’t got tickets and you don’t want to head to London, you can still get involved. There is still time to book a holiday cottage in the UK during the Olympics. Why not book a large cottage and go with family and friends so you can all watch the games together? However you celebrate the Olympic Games coming to the UK, have a fantastic time!

Charlotte

By Charlotte Stamper

Charlotte's love of the UK started as a child, with frequent trips to the North Wales, the Lake District and Scotland. In her spare time she enjoys walking and last year completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. Her favourite place is the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno in North Wales.

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