June 29, 2012, 7:14 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- The new Olympic Stadium in London's Olympic Park will be the venue for the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games. It is estimated that around one billion people worldwide will be watching the London Olympics open in style on 27th July.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) have employed the services of Danny Boyle, the man behind Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire, to come up with something to rival the epic opening ceremony at the 2008 Games in Beijing. Boyle has been given £81m to work with, and promises a Ďthrilling, enthralling, captivating evening'.
London will show off some of the best aspects of British life in the ceremony, and will doubtless draw on much of the imagery associated with Isles, from red double-decker buses and umbrellas, to the royal family itself. And rock royalty Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Ė the only surviving Beatles - are even rumoured to be putting in an appearance together.
Alongside the theatrics will be the usual business: receiving the Queen, the parade of nations, speeches from the LOCOG, the Olympic anthem, the oaths, the arrival of the torch, and the lighting of the Olympic Torch. The entire event will run from 7.30-10.30.
Visitors to the capital for the London Olympics will be pleased to discover that affordable accommodation close to the Olympic Stadium is still available courtesy of LondonTown.com. Visitors to the website will find a wide selection of discounts on hotel rooms in the area.
Among the deals on offer, Town Hall Hotel & Apartments in Bethnal Green Ė just a couple of miles from the Olympic Stadium - are offering a 62% discount on their standard nightly rate, bringing the cost of a stay down from £528 to £203. The hotel gets a 95% approval rating from LondonTown.com users.
The Hilton London Docklands Riverside Hotel in Rotherhithe is less than two miles from the London Olympics opening ceremony. They are offering a discount of 55% on the 27 July, bringing the cost of a double room down to £224 per night. For both featured hotels, and for more information on the 2012 London Olympics, visit LondonTown.com.