London Live: Victoria Park

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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 Victoria Park, screens show live coverage of the Olympic Games, with an emphasis on sports participation in the form of 'have a go' sessions at the Victoria Park Sports Courts, plus bungee trampolining, zip-lining and zorbing. You can get views of the Olympic Park from the 55m-high BT Observation Wheel and there are daily concerts and other entertainment. 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 latest acts to be added to the Victoria Park line-up are Norman Jay (Jul 28), Courtney Pine (Aug 1) and Alexandra Burke (Aug 2). See the website for updates.

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Andy

Great idea but... The screens could be bigger, The sound could be a lot better The sound could ie be in sync between different screens (instead there was a constant echo) There could easily have been more than twice as many security people to reduce the 1h+ queuing time Also there could be a big screen in front of the entry to the park so people who were waiting for an hour to get in could at least see something of the show while standing in line waiting to be searched. Additional wireless networks could be put in place as there were problems with wifi and mobile connection in the park which were to be expected and could be planned for ahead of the events There could be more toilets and there could be better lighting going to the toilet was like going into a dark closet But overall the idea of having big screens where people can come together and enjoy the Olympics is a great idea it could just have been executed a lot better

padlang@hormail.com

Decent setup regarding screens but ridiculous that you can't bring food of your own. Instead have to pay inflated prices for mediocre fast food. As you can imagine beer is the same situation. Try city hall instead which has a large screen on the green and no restrictions

mark g

Really good place to watch some of the Olympics with a beer. Few park benches as well, or grass to relax on and some good games for all. The fascists on the gate do not allow any food (or drink) which is a shame. Protecting extortionate places inside. Been also to Hyde Park Live and this is better