With the 2012 Olympics just around the corner – the Games start on 27 July and run until the 12 August – London is getting ready to host the world’s biggest party. So how can residents from Wornington Green get involved in the Games?
Unfortunately, if you don’t have tickets by now then it’s almost certainly too late to get your hands on any, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun! While the Games are going on why not visit one of the ‘Live Sites’, with huge screens showing all the action and no doubt a carnival atmosphere to match. These Live Sites are free to attend, with the closest to Wornington Green located at Hyde Park (there are also others at Potters Fields next to Tower Bridge, Victoria Park in East London, General Gordon Place in Woolwich and Town Square in Walthamstow).
Or if sport isn’t necessarily your thing, why not make the most of the London 2012 Festival, a summer-long schedule of events focused around all sorts of culture, from food to fashion and museums to music. For example, staying within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, there’s a free ‘Road Show’ on Exhibition Road from the 28 July to the 5 August, with games, parades, dance, scientific experiments, aerial displays to get the creative juices flowing. There’s too many events to list them all here, but the festival website has a fantastic website with all the information you need, visit: www.festival.london2012.com. You should also consider how your journeys are going to be affected by the Games. Ladbroke Grove itself shouldn’t be too affected by the Olympics, but many other stations and parts of London will be, so it makes sense to check out what disruption there might be and plan your journeys before you set out.
Again, there’s a great website – www.getaheadofthegames.com – that will give you all the details you need, including helping you plan alternative routes where necessary. The Olympics promise to be a whole lot of fun for everyone – so get out there and make the most of the Games!