London Live: Hyde Park

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London Live in Hyde Park
London Live is a series of outdoor screenings of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in Hyde Park, Victoria Park and Trafalgar Square. In Hyde Park, large screens show live coverage of the Olympic Games; there are also concerts and other entertainment including have-a-go sports like badminton, netball and tennis. Between July 28 and August 11 screenings are free for anyone wishing to turn up on the day (subject to capacity), with guaranteed early entry tickets available in advance (up to four tickets per person; £3.50 per booking). The opening and closing ceremonies on July 27 and August 12, which feature special 'Celebration Concerts', are ticketed events. Performing at the opening 'Celebration Concert' are Duran Duran, Paolo Nutini, Stereophonics and Snow Patrol. The headline act for the closing 'Celebration Concert' in Hyde Park is Blur, with support from The Specials and New Order (£55 plus booking fee). On August 4 and 7 the site opens early as the women's and men's triathlon events are taking place in Hyde Park (guaranteed entry tickets are available online). Tom Jones performs on the main stage on July 28. 'Super Saturday' (Aug 4) features all the sporting action and medals ceremonies, along with a free performance by McFly. The latest performers to be added to the Hyde Park line-up are Rebecca Ferguson (Jul 31), Alexandra Burke (Aug 2), Amy Macdonald (Aug 3), Alyssa Reid (Aug 5). There's also Cadbury House, an interactive experience that takes visitors through choccy- and sport-related zones, with a chance to go head to head in a virtual race against Rebecca Adlington before receiving a chocolate medal.

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Nicola t

Good free event - yea food is crap and overpriced but entry is free :) BT customers get VIP ate which is fab - I thoroughly enjoyed been twice and may go again

Jane

Ok - so the food and drink is overpriced, but the screens are big and the bands are mostly free. I went to see Rebecca Fergusen on Tuesday and there were no queues at all and we did not have guaranteed entry tickets. I did not find the security checks over the top. It took only a few seconds.

Anna

Rubbish. Revolting over priced food. Noise from each screen interfering with the other. We left after 20 minutes !

JJ

Entrance security checks worse than at airports! They go through every single item in your bag and expect explanations even on clothing items. If you happen to carry a drink or cream or other cosmetics, let alone a lighter or tools or similar, expect to have to give them up in case you are still interested in this nonsense.

Londoner

So poor! Just a bunch of screens, two tents for BT and Cadburys to promote their gear and lots of food stalls and beer tents. Nothing fancy whatsoever. Can't take food or drink in so prepare to give arm and leg for it inside. Really tacky

Jenna

Jolly good British fun – will head back tomorrow with an extra woolley pully for the colder evenings. Perfect atmosphere to support Team GB – was able to rest my weary legs!!

Jacqueline Shea

Afterwork drinks in the park – all for free. Amazing!! Only thing letting us down is the weather, but I still found a tree to shade me from the drizzle, a deckchair to watch the sport, and all close enough to the bar to drink my fizzy wine. British summer spirit!!