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2012 Summer Games attractions and venues

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2012 Summer Games attractions, venues

Olympic Park

Site of marquee events such as swimming, track and field, and basketball preliminaries. Only visitors with tickets to events inside or ground tickets can enter. www.london2012.com/spectators/venues/olympic-park/

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More ticketing information at www.tickets.london2012.com. Americans need to purchase tickets from CoSport (www.cosport.com), the authorized ticket reseller in the States.

The northern area of Olympic Park is set to reopen one year from the opening ceremonies, on July 27, 2013, and the southern part around Easter 2014.

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Accessible only to visitors who also hold Olympic Park ground or event tickets. Adults $23.25, seniors and 16 and under $11.

Hyde Park

www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/hyde-park

The largest of London’s Royal Parks will be both venue and gathering place.

Greenwich Park

www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/greenwich-park

As the site of equestrian events, the Royal Park will probably draw some royals.

Horse Guards Parade

www.london2012.com/venue/horse-guards-parade

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Destined to be an iconic venue, it will host beach volleyball among historic buildings.

National Hospitality Houses

www.visitlondon.com/london2012/national-hospitality-houses-for-london-2012

Different countries will showcase their national cultures and their partying cultures at these

houses. Many have large areas open to the public.

Museums and palaces near Olympic venues

Churchill War Rooms

Clive Steps, King Charles Street

www.iwm.org.uk/visits/churchill-war-rooms

Relive Britain’s WWII history, adults $23.25, seniors and students $18.65, under 16 free.

Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road

www.vam.ac.uk

Exhibits showcase collections focused on art and design, free.

Royal Observatory

Greenwich Park

Blackheath Avenue

www.rmg.co.uk/royal-observatory

Lessons in time-keeping and astronomy greet visitors, as does the famed meridian line, free. Closed July 7-Aug. 3

Kensington Palace

Kensington Gardens

www.hrp.org.uk/KensingtonPalace Recently renovated and reopened, the palace was once home to the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Adults $22.50, seniors and students $18.65, under 16 free.

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