High socks? Walking stick? Tipsy? You’ve got to be British.
Victoria Park: BT LONDON LIVE
Get me there!
The underground Mile End is a good one to catch. It’s a 15 minute walk to the park.
Free entry. Yes.
Big screens showing the games
Beautiful jazz bands all day
Pink plastic jigsaw stuff: please see photo for more details
Fun games, although a lot of kid stuff, there’s also a ferris wheel, zip-line and basketball hoops which were very cool.
Eateries: noodles, fish & chips, pizza. We recommend the hog roast, yum!
I only spied two bars: The Sun and The Heineken tent(s).
What to be aware of!
They’re really strict on what you take in, which is obvious I suppose for Olympic security, but it’s a park. So it was a little weird going through body scanners that are usually saved for airport control.
You also have to chuck all your food and water – although you can just drink the water and re-fill the bottle inside. Lots of water fountains you see. We also managed to sneak in banana cake –fluttering eyes work.
Lots and lots of porter loos that are cleaned every half hour. Not amazing, but not awful.
Even if it means huddling in a bar, probably eating pork scratchings and sipping a G&T.
I’m not sure if you’ve noticed it too, but the British tone for the London Olympics 2012 has altered somewhat. What was once tagged as a sure reason to leave the country and stay as far away as possible has now acquired a more enthusiastic and (dare I say it) patriotic feel. I know of people coming back from their travels just to be within the city whilst the games are on. Although certain areas are still being avoided by those in the know-how.
It’s possible that our attitude to the event has evolved into mere acceptance: it’s really going to happen now, so we might as well get involved in this.
We’ve also become remarkably accepting of the guaranteed underground rush. We’d actually like to get involved in the hype and atmosphere, even if it means huddling in a bar, probably eating pork scratchings and sipping a G&T.
This is, after all, a rare chance to show off some real Britishness…whatever we consider that to be these days.
We’re ready for you London Olympics – Game is ON.
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WHAT EXACTLY IS BRITISHNESS? Have your say…
1) A keen interest in drinking – be it tea or beer
2) We have history – this could be because we like to argue with everyone…but at least we’ve got an interesting background
3) A challenge – we’ll give anything a go, really. Just dare us.
4) The more the merrier – we like to mix things up and the Capital embodies just that. Louder = better.