Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Top Tips for London 2012 – how to survive the London Olympics.

Whether you’re a Londoner by birth or by heart, don’t let the Games get you down. Boutique London Lets have put together a list of handy tips to keep you smiling during the Olympics, as well as information regarding the best way to plan your journey. The Olympics needn’t be a burden or a hassle – let Boutique London Lets guide you, stress free through the most exciting event of the year!

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Get Ahead of the Games with Barclay's Cycle Hire (Photo Credit: Charlotte Gilhoody)

London is expecting to host 5.3 million visitors during August and September, and our world famous transport system is set to be jam packed full of spectators, tourists and commuters. Transport for London are working hard to provide an efficient service, and have developed getaheadofthegames.com – make use of the interactive map to spot highlight the worst routes at a specific time; in general, public transport will be especially busy at the beginning and end of sporting sessions.

If you have booked to see an event, it is important to remember that there will be little or no parking at Olympic venues – public transport is undoubtedly your best option. Transport for London has a handy journey-planning tool to cut down travel time and make your movements across the city as easy as possible.

Sign up for free travel alerts on the Transport for London website – these will inform you of any delays upon the Tube or Docklands Light Railway service.

Whilst public transport is the recommended option, walk whenever possible. The Mayor of London has recently introduced a bicycle hire system, to ease pressure on the transport system and get people moving! Although demand for the Barclay’s bicycle hire will be high, hire stations may be close to events, and should cut down your overall journey time.

For detailed information on all Olympic athletes, sports and venues, as well as information regarding the stations to avoid, have a look at London 2012, the official London 2012 Olympic website.

Get on social media! Follow @GAOTG for the latest tweets on transport across London and the UK during the Games.

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Get on Public Tranport this Summer! (Photo Credit: The Poke).

The London 2012 Olympic Games are the biggest thing to happen to the capital in years. Everyone wants to be a part of it, and it is something to be shared and experienced by all. If you had planned to travel down to London for the city break of a lifetime but haven’t quite sorted your accommodation, check out the luxury and well priced apartments Boutique London Lets has to offer: we provide a luxury service at a low cost in some of the most vibrant locations across the city. 

Have a look at our article on the differences between the Olympics of 1948 and the Olympics of 2012 – you’ll be surprised to hear how far we’ve come since then! 


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