London Olympics - The Essential Guide

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Duration: 30 minutes

The Olympics promises a dazzling spectacle of sport, art and entertainment. So how can we get the most out of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity?

Actor Larry Lamb gives us the lowdown on where to go, what to see, and how to make sure London 2012 is a summer to remember.

He takes us through the best transport and accommodation options, cultural highlights from Crow to The Big Dance, where to head for free events, and which British medal hopefuls to watch out for.

For more information about where to watch the Games if you haven’t managed to get a ticket, see the links below.

  • Feature: Where to watch the Games without a ticket

    Feature: Where to watch the Games without a ticket

    More than 80% of all Olympics tickets - some seven million - have now been sold but what can you see without one?

    Certain parts of the marathon, triathlon, race walk and cycle road race routes are not ticketed, so there is a chance you could catch an athlete whizzing past.

    Read the full story on the BBC News website below.

    BBC News: London 2012: Where to watch the Games without a ticket
  • London 2012 on the big screens

    London 2012 on the big screens

    Live Sites are large screens which are located in every UK nation and region.

    They are good places to watch the live action at London 2012.

    Find out more about your closest Live Site screen in London on the London 2012 website below...

    London 2012: Live sites
  • Feature: 80% of Olympics tickets sold

    Feature: 80% of Olympics tickets sold

    More than 80% of all Olympics tickets - some seven million - have been sold.

    Organiser Locog said a million were bought in the last month.

    Read the full story on the BBC News website below.

    BBC News: 80% of Olympics tickets sold
  • London 2012

    London 2012

    Find out all the latest Olympic news for London 2012 on the BBC website including the latest news, features and events.

    Follow the links on the BBC 2012 website below.

    BBC 2012
  • BBC Olympic coverage

    BBC Olympic coverage

    Follow the BBC's coverage of the London Olympics on TV, radio and online.

    Catch up with the latest action and Olympic news on the BBC Sport website below...

    BBC Sport: Olympics 2012
  • Olympic blog: Adrian Warner

    Olympic blog: Adrian Warner

    Read about the latest Olympic debates on Adrian Warner's blog.

    Follow the link to his blog on the BBC News website below.

    BBC News: Adrian Warner

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