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TCé picks: Where to watch the Olympics in London

London Live Victoria Park

After years of planning, the Olympics have finally made it to London!!! We’re getting ready to party in the name of the Games,  so if you haven’t got tickets you’ll be pleased to know you can still check  out all the action at some of our favourite picks, just below:

Outdoors options (if the weather’s still lovely!)

London Live Victoria Park

BT London Live: Hyde Park, Victoria Park and Trafalgar Square (from August 29th for the Paralympics Games)

These are likely to be THE destinations of the fortnight as you can check out live coverage of the Olympic games on gigantic screens, as well as live music, Have-A-Go sports sessions and cultural attractions absolutely FREE – simply turn up and get involved (subject to capacity) or click here  to register for guaranteed entry tickets. Hyde Park will also be hosting a ticketed Opening and Closing Ceremony concert featuring Snow Patrol, Stereophonics and Blur.

Camden beach

Camden Beach at Roundhouse

We’re miles away from the nearest coast, so Camden Beach at the Roundhouse is this year’s thoughtful alternative, giving you the chance to chill out with a margarita and kick back in a deckchair while casually watch the games. It’s free too ;-)

London Pleasure Gardens

Last Mile Festival at London Pleasure Gardens

LMF are giving us live music, food, theatre, sideshows and cabaret alongside screenings of the Olympics and Paralympics. The event marks the first time the full Gardens site is open to the public, so it’s a fab option – especially for those nearish the Docklands.

Indoor options (in case it starts to pour)

Kona Kai

Kona Kai bar, Chelsea

We checked out these guys some months ago and are loving the nod to all things Polynesian – so along with screenings of the events, look forward to hula-hooping, limbo-ing and Hawaiian dancing contests (with prizes!), and a cocktail in honour of the games. Spirit of Olympia Iced tea anyone?

Carom Interior

Carom, Soho

This vibrant Indian bar has got an indoor summer garden and a menu of yummy cocktails to choose from as an alternative way to enjoy the games – they’ve also got four screens with the option to make a private booking if you want to watch the Olympics with just a few pals – nice!

Yager Bar

Yager Bar, St Pauls

If you work around the city, you might want to head to this popular locale to check out the summer games – they’ve got Bronze, Silver and Gold packages starting from £25 which offers a viewing area, sharing platters and a round of drinks or

The Water Poet

Waterpoet, Spitalfields

This East-end watering hole is not only screening the Olympics on nine screens but are hosting a massive Opening Ceremony Party with fancy dress and plenty of fun and games such as “olym-ping pong” and “olympic sized pool” (which sounds like good ole’ ping pong and pool to us, but meh). It all goes down from 6pm.


Where are you watching the games? Let us know in the comments section


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