Thanks to British Airways we got tickets to the Olympic Park in London this week. Since the opening ceremony we’ve been caught up in Olympic fever and as we were so close we wanted to be part of it.
It was a fantastic atmosphere with everyone in a good mood—from the visitors to the cheerful volunteers and the smiling policemen. We were impressed by the green site full of wild flowers.
The park is immense, easily hosting eight venues and tens of thousands of visitors. It has transformed industrial land into a green space that will be enjoyed by residents when the Games are over. Even without tickets to the events there’s plenty to see—art installations and sculptures, park walks, interactive experiences, and the Park Live big screen for watching the events. We spent all day walking around before we managed to get return tickets to see a women’s handball game inside the Copper Box. In the brightly coloured arena, pop music blaring, we watched the crazy, fast-paced, bewildering, rather violent game as the Croatians beat the Russians.
We’re glad we made it to be part of history.
Travel tip: If you are looking for onward travel from England to Europe take a look at these ferries from Dover to Dunkirk.