Visit London Blog » blackheath Enjoy the very best of London Fri, 22 May 2015 17:44:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Where to Watch the Olympic Closing Ceremony in London Sat, 11 Aug 2012 09:00:23 +0000
Make sure you celebrate the London 2012 Games in style with the official Closing Ceremony on Sunday night. It’s been a fantastic fortnight of sport for London, with Team GB making us all very proud, so here are some place to party as we hand the baton over to Rio!

Royal Greenwich
Enjoy the closing ceremony at one of Royal Greenwich’s big screens. There’ll also be some local Olympic fireworks on the night. The Screens can be found at the Old Royal Navy College, General Gordon Square and the Tudor Barn.

BT London Live, Victoria Park
We’ve loved the atmosphere everytime we’ve been to Victoria Park during the Games. Make sure you’re there for one last hurrah as the big screens show the Olympic Closing Ceremony from 7pm. There’ll be performances from Cuttashine Hoedown and Kidnap Alice; if there are fireworks in the Olympic Stadium, you might well be able to spot them from Victoria Park in person as well as on screen. Entry is free.

London’s National Olympic Houses
There’ll be parties aplenty at the various National Olympic Houses set up by visiting nations across the city. You can see a list of the houses here, and read our reviews of the venues here.

Haggerston Park screening; Hackney
You can watch all the action of big screens from 9 til 11.30pm in Haggerston Park in Hackney, not far from the Olympic Park: again, if there are fireworks, you’ll be well-placed to perhaps catch a glimpse over the East London rooftops.

Lewisham Big Screen in Blackheath
Starting from 7pm, you can enter the Blackheath Closing Ceremony for free. The South London site also offers a mirrored Spiegeltent with food, a bar and lives entertainment.

The Water Poet, Spitalfields
Multiple big screens will be available throughout the Spitalfields pub, capturing all the live action throughout the evening. The best seats will be in The Water Poet’s basement cinema. Arrive early and enjoy their barbecue in the garden from 4pm. No tickets or booking required.

Forman’s Fish Island, Hackney Wick
Located just 100m outside the Olympic Park, Forman’s Fish Island has been taken over by the Maddox Club during the Olympics. As well as a big outdoor screen showing all the Closing Ceremony antics, there’s beach volleyball, and super tasty treats courtesy of the Maddox Club chefs. Entry on the night of the Closing Ceremony is £25.

BBC Big Screens
The BBC’s BigScreens@LiveSites in Walthamstow Town Square and General Gordon Square, Woolwich will also be showing the Closing Ceremony.

Where will you be watching? Let us know in the comments below.

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Video of the Week: Blackheath Bike and Kite Festival Fri, 11 Jun 2010 12:00:05 +0000

I love this video of the fantastic Blackheath Bike and Kite Festival, taking place this weekend. It really captures the brilliance of this fantastic free London event.

Are you planning to go? Let us know…

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Photo of the Week: Blackheath in the Snow Tue, 12 Jan 2010 12:38:37 +0000

A light dusting of snow on Blackheath Common on a cosy winter evening shows snowy London at it’s best in this lovely photo by captainbarbosa.

The Met Office are not currently predicting any more snow for London.

Don’t forget to share your photos with us in the Visit London Flickr pool.

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