The Games in the Royal Borough
Even though these activities are taking place in our neighbouring borough of Westminster, itâ€™s important to keep these events in mind as there may be a knock-on impact on transport and road travel. Hyde Park will remain open throughout the Games but some areas will only be open to event ticket holders.
National Hospitality Houses for London 2012 During the Games, many countries will set up National Hospitality Houses to entertain athletes and VIPs. Some of these will be open to the public, hosting medal ceremonies, exhibitions, concerts and parties. The following are some Houses in and around the borough: Russia.Sochi.Park in Kensington Gardens Russia.Park 27 July to 12 August Sochi.Park 26 July to 12 August Kensington Gardens will host the biggest Russian event ever held in the UK. Russia.Park will be a festival-
style fun park with Russian culture, cuisine and sport, and appearances by leading Olympians. Sochi.Park will be a winter wonderland promoting Sochi, the next Winter Olympics Host City, and will feature a spectacular ice arena featuring world class ice skating performances from Olympic and world champions. For more information, visit www.russiasochipark.com Africa House in Kensington Gardens 27 July to 12 August The first-ever Africa House will be based in Kensington Gardens next to the Albert Memorial, with the National Olympic Committees of Africa coming together in the house, which will showcase culture, art and sport from across the continent. Each evening, Africaâ€™s Olympic medal winners will head to the House to celebrate and meet fans. For more information on other National Houses open to the public across London, visit www.visitlondon.com/ london2012/national-hospitalityhouses-for-london-2012
A guide for Kensington and Chelsea residents and businesses about the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.