Museum of London Docklands, a listed Georgian warehouse on the Isle of Dogs, will host the German Olympic Sports Federation. The French Olympic Committee will set up home in Old Billingsgate, a Grade-II listed Victorian building that’s become one of London’s most popular entertainment venues.
German House is often one of the most popular venues at any Games. It’s where the German Olympic Sports Federation and its sponsors provide VIP hospitality and facilities for their guests.
The director of Museum of London Docklands, Professor Jack Lohman says, “We are absolutely delighted to welcome the first Olympic house to the Olympic Boroughs.”
“This partnership will bring lasting benefits to the Museum of London Docklands including upgrades to the building, international links with Stories of the World - the London 2012 cultural festival for young people, and relationship-building with German businesses.
“As a publicly funded organisation, these benefits are both extremely valuable and timely.”
According to an article in the Standard earlier this month, other Olympic Houses include:
- Brazil who’ll be based at Somerset House, turning it into “Casa Brazil” as Rio de Janeiro follows London as host of the next Olympics
- Holland’s Heineken House, expected to be at Alexandra Palace
- Westfield Stratford City, possibly for Team GB, or the Australian team
- Russia House, possibly at Marble Arch