That’s right people, we have almost made it through London 2012. Really it’s not been all that bad considering the city was deserted most of the time due to people being overly freaked out about congestion and tourists and we got a few medals out of it.
Maybe you want to celebrate the end of the games or maybe you want to ignore the fact that it’s the end of the games completely because you were never bothered in the first place. Well, either way we have some options that will allow you to either spend the closing Olympic weekend in true Team GB style or blissfully unaware that anything ever happened.
BT London Live
Hyde park is open to all and there are large screens that will show you every bit of the action over the weekend except the actual closing ceremony which is ticketed although there are still tickets available. There are also big screens in Potters Fields, Walthamstow Town Square, General Gordon Square Woolwich, on Blackheath, in Haggerston Park and on Camden Beach (free entry).
This is one for ignoring the sporting events full of comedy, drama and opera. It actually goes on until the 26th August so you have plenty of time to catch the goings ons.
There are ping pong tables set up at Portobello next door to the Portobello Pop Up Cinema that will only charge you a small donation to come in and watch a film at 6pm. The film this Firday is a befitting Ping Pong documentary following the oldest Ping Pong players around as they compete for medals.
Pre-Loved and Proud Fair
This is happening on Saturday and although it is yet another vintage fair it at least has been a little more creative with it’s naming. The pre-loved and Proud Fair will take place on Hilly Fields from 10am-3pm (free entry).
Forget anything is happening at all and forget that you are of a young ages as you partake in some Boules on Sunday in Ealing with Stella Artios’ Cidre. You will find the Boules all set up at The Grove, you don’t need to book and it is free to partake. If the weather keeps up then this is going to be a really good Sunday option. If you win you can ride home on your very own tandem bike in time to watch the Closing Ceremony kick off.
The Olympics Closing Ceremony worldwide broadcast starts at 9pm. Bars that are showing it all on big screens include Cargo in Shoreditch, Kensington Roof Gardens in…. Kensington, Carlsberg Sports Bar in Liverpool Street and Electric Social in Brixton.