Posted: June 26th, 2012 | Author: TwB | Filed under: London | Tags: 2012 Olympics, London, Olympic Games, Queen Elizabeth II, travel tips | No Comments »
London is ready and roaring for the 2012 Olympic games that will kick off before the end of July. This follows the celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee in June. So as you can expect, the place get pretty packed with travelers from all over. Here are some tips to help you survive London 2012:
The celebration of the 60th year of reign of the queen was done at the beginning of June while the London Olympics will run from 27 July thru 12 August. There will also be Paralympic Games from 29 August to 9 September.
The hotel rates at this time are very high. Authorities are actually negotiating with the hotel owners to keep the room rates down since it might have a long-term effect on the tourism industry of the city. According to news, there are still plenty of rooms available in the big hotels. If you want to save do not book hotels near the sports venues and get something that is just a train ride away. London has around 33 boroughs so staying out of Central London will be kinder to your wallet.
Instead of hotels, go for the apartments. These accommodations have their own kitchen so you can also cook your own food. You can also try alternative lodging like college halls or even camp sites.
According to the organizing committee, they will be releasing more tickets for some event where they expect more people to attend. These tickets will be released as soon as the seat plans for the venues are finalized. You can expect the tickets to be on sale a few days from now and until the days of the games.