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London Daily Photo: Legacy

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Help Build the Olympic “LEGO-acy” All this Week for Free at Westfield Stratford City

Photo of the Lego-ized London 2012 Olympic Stadium East Village, the new residential neighbourhood located on the site of the Athletes’ Village inside the newly named Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, is to be constructed “in Lego” as part of a 3sqm … Continue reading

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Paraymplic Pride and the London #HomeAdvantage

Wow. This epic London 2012 summer is done. Gone. Over. I’m hardly what you’d call a sports fan, but I really enjoyed having the Olympics – and the Paralympics – plop down right here in my town. From my perspective, … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: You and Me

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Win a FREE Limited Edition Lumix Olympic Games Camera with “Panasonic Flag Tags”

So the London 2012 Olympics are soon coming to a close. Yes, the Paralympics are on their way and promise lots of continued sporting excitement. But – wow – what an amazing two weeks (plus the few years of build … Continue reading

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Watch The Games at House of Nations + Dragon Ping Pong! #DragonPingPong #HON

I spent the afternoon kicked back in a very cushy (and ultra white) Chesterfield, having a few crisp beers and watching the Olympics on some massive TV screens as the guest of Tsingtao beer at House of Nations. House of … Continue reading

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Park Live Interviews with Team GB Athletes #HomeAdvantage

Keen to watch The Games in a festive atmo among equally enthusiastic fans? If you get a chance to check out British Airways’ Park Live, go for it! Open daily from 7am to 11pm, Park Live is located in the north end … Continue reading

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East Village: London 2012′s First “Legacy” Neighbourhood

Up until Danny Boyle’s Opening Ceremony dazzled the nation and billions of folks from around the world watching it on TV, the legacy of The Games and their impact on London was the key Olympics topic. At the moment, the … Continue reading

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Total #HomeAdvantage: Olympic Experience Delivered with BA Style and Comfort

Yesterday I moseyed around the Olympic Park and attended a couple of water polo matches as a guest of British Airways – another perk to being included in its Home Advantage Influencer Programme (see my post about visiting BA’s Waterside … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Here We Go

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London Daily Photo: To Victory

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Royal Mail to Issue “Next Day” Prints of London 2012 Olympic Stamps (CheapOair)

This will be the first time a host country has used action shots for stamps “next day” issued during the Games. The issuing of “next day” stamps is also a first for the Royal Mail. Read my complete post at … Continue reading

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A Summer Like No Other Photography Competition

Mayor of London Presents and the Greater London Authority have announced a new photography competition to highlight what’s they reckon’ll be “a summer like no other.” The prizes are pretty awesome and the remit’s actually kinda fun. Check it out: … Continue reading

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British Airways Home Advantage

British Airways invited me out to its Waterside international head office at Heathrow last week. The invite was a teaser of what’s to come with their Home Advantage Influencer Programme (apparently, somebody at BA reckons I’m influential – neato!). It … Continue reading

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Fattylympics

The Fattylympics is a community event satirising the You Know Whats in East London, 2012. It takes place on Saturday 7 July 2012, at Grassroots, Memorial Park, West Ham. It is free to attend and children are welcome. The Fattylympics is organised … Continue reading

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Team GB Gets the Gold Medal Stamp of Approval

Historic “Next Day” Gold Here’s an Olympic first: next-day stamps to be issued by the Royal Mail for each Gold Medal won by the Team GB during the London 2012 Olympic Games. The main image of each Gold Medal stamp will, wherever … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Currents

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London Daily Photo: Neighbours

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London Daily Photo: The Mothership

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London Daily Photo: On Your Marks

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London Daily Photo: Coming Soon

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London Daily Photo: Loom

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London Daily Photo: Blue Morning

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London Daily Photo: Contour

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London Daily Photo: Mound

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London Daily Photo: E20

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London Daily Photo: Hi Viz

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Olympic Record Breaking Summer for Heathrow Airport Expected (CheapOair)

It looks like this summer’s going to be a busy one at London’s Heathrow Airport. An estimated 80% of all visitors with flights to London for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are expected to pass through the airport. That’s almost 60,000 passengers including 12,850 athletes and 14,700 accredited media as well as marketing partners, officials and – of course – the spectators. To ensure that these visitors’ first experience of London and the UK before the Olympics will be a positive one, the British Airports Authority (BAA) is upping its game to deal with the high volume of flyers. Continue reading

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Best of Hackney Wick (CheapOair)

Best of Hackney Wick CheapOair, February 2, 2012 This week’s “Hackney Wick and the Olympics” post put the spotlight on an area of East London that’s in an interesting state of transition and well worth paying a visit the next time you’ve … Continue reading

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Hackney Wick and the Olympics (CheapOair)

Hackney Wick and the Olympics CheapOair, January 31, 2012 Seeming to be stuck between a rock and a hard place and making the most of the situation with a stiff upper lip and more than a bit of artist flair, … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek at the London 2012 Olympics Village (OneTravel)

Sneak Peek at the London 2012 Olympics Village OneTravel, Jan 01, 2011 In only a matter of months now, 16,000 top ranked athletes from across the globe will arrive on flights to London for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. There will … Continue reading

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In Pictures: Inside the Olympic Athletes’ Village (Londonist)

In Pictures: Inside the Olympic Athletes’ Village Londonist, December 8, 2011 at 14:00 pm Possibly some of the last photos to be taken by the public as the area is soon to enter “lockdown” for final preparations, here’s a peek … Continue reading

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Capture Hackney before the Olympics do! (Qype does London)

Capture Hackney before the Olympics do! Qype does London, August 20th 2010 … No matter your opinion about the Games coming to town, don’t you think it would be a good idea for folks familiar with the area to document … Continue reading

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Olympic Park Tour, Take Two (Qype does London)

Olympic Park Tour, Take Two  Qype does London, June 4th 2009 Whether you’re pro-2012 or think the Olympics in London is going to be the biggest mess in UK history (my views fluctuate somewhere in between, but I have to … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Taking the Olympics Out

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