If, like many of us, you want to stay close to the action at the 2012 Olympics, then a holiday cottage within comfy travelling distance could be just the home from home you’re looking for.
You’ll want to be perfectly situated right where you can take full advantage of the spectacular games, and be in charge of your own schedules. We all know that, even with the best intentions, some of those award ceremonies and events can run over time. In your holiday cottage, enjoy home comforts in great locations, as well as setting your own agenda.
The regenerated East London Olympic Park area, near to the bustling financial and business centres of Canary Wharf, Docklands and the ExCel, the famous O2 arena and the leading cultural area of the Southbank offer plenty to keep you enthralled and happily occupied on the days between events. Staying in a holiday cottage enables you to bring enough luggage loads and clothing to anticipate any occasion.
Most events will take place in and around the Olympic Park in Stratford. The athletics events spring into life in the stadium itself which is accessible over five bridges. Handy, as the stadium is surrounded by three waterways in the south of the park.
Cycling, BMX and Basketball will all be happening in and around the Velodrome in the north of the park whilst the futuristic Aquatics Centre in the south-east hosts swimming and related events. In the west, the new Copper Box venue will hold handball and fencing events. Outside the Olympic Park, Equestrian events will take place in Greenwich Park. Sailing enjoys the breathtaking seaside beauty of Weymouth and football travels as far north as Scotland’s Hampden Park. A holiday cottage means you get an Olympic experience at your own pace.