Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Greenwich Park and Olympic Tickets

Greenwich Park is a former hunting park in Greenwich and one of the largest single green spaces in south east London. One of the Royal Parks of London, and the first to be enclosed, it covers 74 hectares and is part of the Greenwich World Heritage Site. It commands fine views over the River Thames, Isle of Dogs and the City of London. The park is open from 06:00 for pedestrians all year round and closes at dusk.
The estate of some 200 acres was originally owned by the Abbey of St. Peter at Ghent, but reverted to the Crown in 1427 and was given by Henry VI to his uncle Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester. He built a house by the river, Bella Court, and a small castle, called Greenwich Castle as well as Duke Humphrey’s Tower, on the hill. The former evolved first into the Tudor Palace of Placentia and then into the Queen's House and Greenwich Hospital. Greenwich Castle, by now in disrepair, was chosen for the site of the Royal Observatory by Charles II in 1675. In the 15th century the park was mostly heath land and probably used for hawking. In the next century, deer were introduced by Henry VIII for hunting, and a small collection of deer is maintained today in an area to the south east. James enclosed the park with a brick wall, twelve feet high and two miles long at a cost of £2000, much of which remains and defines the modern boundary.
In the 17th century, the park was landscaped, possibly by Andre Le Notre who is known at least to have designed plans for it. The public were first allowed into the park during the 18th century. Samuel Johnson visited the park in 1763 and commented “Is it not fine?” The famous hill to the north of the observatory was used on public holidays for mass ‘tumbling’. In the 1830s a railway was nearly driven through the middle of the lower park on a viaduct but the scheme was defeated by intense local opposition. However, the London and Greenwich Railway was later extended beneath the ground via a cut and cover tunnel link between Greenwich and Maze Hill which opened in 1878. In 1888 the park got a station of its own when Greenwich Park railway station was opened. The station was not successful, with most passengers preferring the older Greenwich station and in 1917 Greenwich Park station and the line it ran on closed down. Greenwich Park was used for outdoor London scenes including representing the street, Constitution Hill in the 2009 film The Young Victoria starring Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend.
When London hosts the Summer Olympics in 2012 Greenwich Park will be the venue for the equestrian events and for the riding and running parts of the modern pentathlon events. For the Summer Paralympics in 2012 Greenwich Park will be the venue for the equestrian events. After the Games, plans are to remove the venue back to its original state. The use of Greenwich Park for Olympic equestrian events has caused some contention between the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympics Games 2012 and some local area residents. NOGOE (No to Greenwich Olympic Equestrian Events) is a community action group whose members believe Greenwich Park is not a suitable venue for the 2012 Olympic equestrian events. NOGOE has started a petition to get the equestrian events relocated which, as of February 2009, had gathered over 12,000 signatures.  The park also staged the start of the final stage of the 2006 Tour of Britain cycle race. The Park hosts the Greenwich Meridian 10 km in March every year.
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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

ExCel London and Olympic Tickets

ExCeL London is an exhibitions and conference centre in the London Borough of New ham, England. It is located on a 0.40 km2 site on the northern quay of the Royal Victoria Dock in London Docklands, between Canary Wharf and London City Airport.
The centre was built by Sir Robert Mc Alpine, opened in November 2000, and in May 2008, was acquired by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company. Phase II was completed on 1 May 2010. This £164m expansion increased ExCeL's event space by 50% (to nearly 100,000 m²) and added further meeting space, banqueting facilities, and event space. The extension also includes a flexible 5,000 seat International Conference Centre.
The Royal Victoria Dock closed to commercial traffic in 1981, but it is still accessible to shipping. The centre's waterfront location is used when it hosts the annual London Boat Show, with visiting vessels able to moor alongside the centre; for example the 2005 show was visited by HMS Sutherland The exhibition building itself consists of two column-free, rectangular, sub dividable halls of approximately 479,493 square feet (approximately 44,546 m²) each on either side of a central boulevard containing catering facilities and information points. There are also three sets of function rooms, one overlooking the water, another above the western end of the central boulevard, and the third on the north side of the building. These are used for smaller meetings, seminars, presentations, and corporate hospitality. There are 5 hotels, more than 30 bars and restaurants, plus 3700 parking spaces on the campus. In April 2009, ExCeL played host to the 2009 G20 London summit.
ExCeL London is served by two light rail stations. The main western entrance is directly linked to Custom House for ExCel station and the eastern entrance is connected to Prince Regent station, both of which are served by the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). During major shows with large visitor attendances, extra shuttle trains are run between the venue and Canning Town station, with interchange at Canning Town station to London Underground's Jubilee Line. ExCeL London is located near London City Airport station. The DLR and a number of dual-carriageway roads connect the centre to the airport and the important nearby office-and-commercial district of Canary Wharf.
For the 2012 Summer Olympics, ExCeL London will be divided into four sports halls with capacities ranging from 6,000 to 10,000 that will be used for boxing, fencing, judo, taekwondo, table tennis, weightlifting, and wrestling.
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Saturday, 19 November 2011

The Kings Head Guest House and Olympic Tickets

The Kings Head Guest House is located in east London within a mile of the Olympic Stadium and village and just half a mile from the University of East London which is the venue for the Water Polo during the London Olympics 2012. Actually situated in West Ham which is best known as the part of London where West Ham football club plays. Stratford is the eastern hub for central London with Europe's largest shopping mall Westfield Shopping Centre, Plaistow tube station, Stratford mainline train station, Euro star train terminal and major bus and coach station within 15 minutes walk of the guest house hotel. Even closer around the immediate vicinity of the hotel are shops, markets, a take-a-way restaurant and places to grab breakfast. West Ham Park is just 400 yards to the north east. Half a mile to the north is the Theatre Royal Stratford East. The hotel is also a great choice for access to London City Airport which is just less than 3 miles from the Guest House.
Kings Head Guest House is much close to . . .

West Ham
Wan stead

Airports which can be used and their gap from Kings Head Guest House are mentioned under . . .

London City Airport (2.9 miles, 4.7 km)
Heathrow Airport (20.3 miles, 32.7 km)
Stansted Airport (26.8 miles, 43.1 km)
Gatwick Airport (27.1  miles, 43.6 km)
Luton Airport (28.8 miles, 46.4 km) 

Nearest Tube Stops and their gap is given under . . . .

Plaistow (0.51 miles, 0.87 km)
Stratford (0.54 miles, 0.88 km)
Maryland (0.69 miles, 1.11 km)

On the ground floor is traditional London pub while the Kings Head Guest House occupies the two floors above. The building itself dates back to the early 1900's. The hotel is very much a budget focused accommodation but this lends itself to a very informal atmosphere. Although breakfast is not served onsite there is a lounge where free tea and coffee is always available. Adding to the value for money is the free wireless internet access that can be picked up in all the bedrooms. The pub/bar below has a good selection of beers and other drinks along with a pool table, darts and large screen TV showing sports events. Laundry can be arranged via hotel staff (fee applies). Some bedrooms have shared bathroom facilities. All rooms have a hairdryer, television and DVD player. The hotels front desk is always staffed 24/7 and this is a non-smoking hotel. Photocopies and a fax service are available. The hotel has a business centre and shared kitchen.
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Monday, 14 November 2011

Hilton London Docklands and Olympic Tickets

This is a 4 star hotel. It looks out over the River Thames to Canary Wharf. Enjoy free parking; air conditioned rooms and an indoor pool. Hilton London Docklands’ stylish, modern rooms include a TV with satellite channels, video games, and an individual private bathroom. Some rooms also offer views of the river or city. With a quiet riverside location, the O2 arena is less than 2 miles away. There is a ferry across the river to Canary Wharf and the Thames Clipper waterbus stop.
                 The Terrace Restaurant has river views and serves international and traditional British food. The Terrace Lounge offers cocktails and has a flat-screen TV. The outside terrace is beside the water. There is a 24 hour business centre, 24 hour room service and a gym, spa pool and sauna.
Hilton London Docklands is near Olympic Venues. If you are willing to watch Olympic Games, you can stay here for better enjoyment and facilitation. You can buy Olympic Tickets from Global Ticket Market. Global Ticket market is only point which sells all types of Olympic Tickets at very cheap rate. Global Ticket Market assures you the hundred per cent delivery of Olympic Tickets. 

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Olympic Stadium and Olympic Tickets

The London Olympic Stadium is the host Stadium of the 2012 Summer Olympics. Olympic Stadium is located in Stratford in the Lower Lea Valley at Marsh gate Lane. It has capacity for the Games of approximately 80,000 making it temporarily the third largest stadium in Britain behind Wembley Stadium and Twickenham Stadium. Land preparation for the stadium began in mid 2007, with the official construction start date on 22 May 2008, although piling works for the foundation unofficially began four weeks ahead of that date. Construction ended on 29 March 2011.
Olympic Stadium is located on former industrial land between the Old River Lea, the City Mill River, and the Old Pudding Mill River; parts of the Bow Back Rivers. Two hundred meters to the east is the Waterworks River; on the eastern bank will be the Aquatics Centre. Another branch of this system, St Thomas' Creek, 200 meters to the south, completes an "island" surrounded by water.
The stadium design was launched on 7 November 2007. The architect, Populous, is an architectural firm specializing in the design of sports facilities and convention centers, as well as planning of major special events.
As of June 2009, the stadium's track and field arena has been excavated out of the soft clay found on the site, around which permanent seating for 25,000 has been assembled, using concrete rakes. The natural slope of the land is incorporated into the design, with warm-up and changing areas being dug into a semi basement position at the lower end. A demountable lightweight steel and concrete upper tier has been built up from this bowl type design to accommodate a further 55,000 spectators, and is nearing completion.
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Thursday, 3 November 2011

Olympic mascots and Olympic Tickets

            The natural defense of the mascots is that they are not designed for adults, but for the children who will convince adults to buy them a bunch of merchandise with said mascots. Pandering to children isn’t an excuse for an uninspired design. The aforementioned Pixar caters to kids, yet its films still resonate with the older set.
         The very first Olympic mascot was created for the 1972 Munich games. Design legend Otl Aicher's cherished identity for the games used variations on Olympic colors but specifically did not use red or black because of their Nazi connotations. Waldi, a Dachshund, became a symbol of pride for Germans, who hoped to show the world a new, violence-free Germany. But the Munich games themselves were overshadowed by the horrific hostage crisis.
           The Beijing mascots for the 2008 games were named the Fuwa, five anime-like creatures meant to be rendered in traditional Chinese folk art style, but were just creepy reminders that China's mascot population is five times that of the rest of the world. The jury is still out on the Beijing games it will take a few years to see its true economic impact, as well as how it affected China's larger issues like censorship and human rights. The 72 year old suffered two heart attacks during the process and became so frustrated with the project he has since refused credit for them.
            Wenlock is named after Much Wenlock, a village in Shropshire which held an event in the 19th  century which inspired the modern Games. Mandeville is named after the hospital at which the Paralympics Games were founded. Though both sound like Tolkien characters, the names are quite good and are the only thing that makes the mascots distinctly British. They only have one pair of eyes between them and look like Sonic the Hedgehog crossed with a character from the Disney film Monsters Inc. But you had better get used to these strange blobs like creatures because Wenlock and Mandeville, as they are known, are the mascots for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics respectively, and will be all over Britain for the next two years.
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Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Opening Ceremony Tickets

The Olympic Movement uses symbols to represent the ideals embodied in the Olympic Charter. The Olympic symbol, better known as the Olympic rings, consists of five intertwined rings and represents the unity of the five inhabited continents (America, Africa, Asia, Australasia and Europe). The colored version of the rings blue, yellow, black, green, and red over a white field forms the Olympic flag. These colors were chosen because every nation had at least one of them on its national flag. The flag was adopted in 1914 but flown for the first time only at the1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. It has since been hoisted during each celebration of the Games. 
The Olympic motto is Citius, Altius and Fortius, a Latin expression meaning "Faster, Higher, and Stronger". Coubertin's ideals are further expressed in the Olympic creed:
The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well. 
Months before each Game, the Olympic flame is lit in Olympia in a ceremony that reflects ancient Greek rituals. A female performer, acting as a priestess, ignites a torch by placing it inside a parabolic mirror which focuses the sun's rays; she then lights the torch of the first relay bearer, thus initiating the Olympic torch relay that will carry the flame to the host city's Olympic stadium, where it plays an important role in the opening ceremony. Though the flame has been an Olympic symbol since 1928, the torch relay was introduced at the 1936 Summer Games, as part of the German government's attempt to promote its National Socialist ideology. 
The Olympic mascot, an animal or human figure representing the cultural heritage of the host country, was introduced in 1968. It has played an important part on the Games identity promotion since the 1980 Summer Olympics, when the Russian bear cub Misha reached international stardom. The mascots of the most recent Summer Olympics, in Beijing, were the Fuwa, five creatures that represent the five fengshui elements important in Chinese culture. 

As mandated by the Olympic Charter, various elements frame the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. Most of these rituals were established at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. The ceremony typically starts with the hoisting of the host country's flag and a performance of its national anthem. The host nation then presents artistic displays of music, singing, dance, and theater representative of its culture. The artistic presentations have grown in scale and complexity as successive hosts attempt to provide a ceremony that outlasts its predecessor's in terms of memo ability. The opening ceremony of the Beijing Games reportedly cost $100 million, with much of the cost incurred in the artistic segment. 
After the artistic portion of the ceremony, the athletes parade into the stadium grouped by nation. Greece is traditionally the first nation to enter in order to honor the origins of the Olympics. Nations then enter the stadium alphabetically according to the host country's chosen language, with the host country's athletes being the last to enter. During the 2004 Summer Olympics, which was hosted in Athens, Greece, the Greek flag entered the stadium first, while the Greek delegation entered last. Speeches are given, formally opening the Games. Finally, the Olympic torch is brought into the stadium and passed on until it reaches the final torch carrier often a well-known and successful Olympic athlete from the host nation who lights the Olympic flame in the stadium's cauldron.
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