Everyone can be a part of the Games

Residents who were not lucky enough to get their hands on tickets to the London 2012 Olympic Games will have the chance to watch all the action broadcast live, for free, at Victoria Park.

Victoria Park alongside Hyde Park and Trafalgar Square (during the Paralympic Games) will play host to all the live sporting action on giant state of the art screens, plus have-a-go sports activities, top class music and entertainment as part of BT London Live.

BT London Live is a series of exciting events celebrating the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. BT London Live, is a partnership between the Mayor of London, The Royal Parks and The London Borough of Tower Hamlets, and a key part of the citywide programme of events being organised by the Mayor of London to celebrate the London 2012 Games.

Up to 4,000 free Guaranteed Entry Tickets have been reserved per day during the Games for residents. To book tickets visit http://www.btlondonlive.com

Tickets are free of charge with an order processing fee of £3.50 or you can walk in on the day. BT London Live Victoria Park will offer free access every day, with people able to turn up on the day, subject to capacity.

Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman said: “We are delighted to be a part of BT London Live and as one of the host boroughs the excitement to the build up to the Games is contagious.  

BT London Live will enable Londoners and visitors to get closer to the Games and what better way to watch the events than outdoors on a massive screen in an iconic location like Victoria Park.”

Victoria Park will showcase some of the East End’s brightest up-and-coming and established talent, as well as a diverse range of British and international acts.

From the Hackney Colliery Band, representing the creativity of the capital’s East End, to Live Connection bringing new British talent to the fore, to Rhythms of the City Samba’s leading percussion performance, expect the unexpected at this iconic London location.

Many established acts will descend on Victoria Park to provide musical relief. Dance till you drop as legendary club nights Guilty Pleasures and Club de Fromage take up residence on the stage.

There will also be a number of attractions at the park which will have entry fees including the chance to experience a first class view of the Olympic Park and the London skyline on the BT Observation Wheel, glide down the 320 metre long Zip Line, try your hand at zorbing by land or on water or have a go at bungee trampolining.

The council has been working with LOCOG to ensure residents benefit from the Games. This has resulted in Tower Hamlets residents given priority for 1,000 new Olympic job opportunities, Brick Lane and Banglatown being promoted as a cultural and entertainment hub for media, spectators and other visitors for the Games.

May 25, 2012