I know there's still a few months to go yet but I thought we should have a thread to share our thoughts and experiences. Things like events being attended, best pubs near venues, plans during the games, first sighting of those inevitable Olympic beers etc.
My Olympic tickets have just come through ... for a BA return flight to Gibraltar . As I work in London I know how manic it can be during 'tourist season' and the thought of what it will be like during the games fills me with dread . Like most London businesses my company has been asked to help by reducing the number of staff travelling in to Central London so I'm giving them a hand and have taken two weeks off.
The problem is that almost every hotel in our green and pleasant land has decided to at least double their prices, or hold onto their rooms hoping to profit from last minute bookings . So to avoid having to watch the games with Johnny Foreigner and unintelligible commentary I hatched my cunning plan. I burned all of my BA Avios on a flight to Gibraltar where I'll be spending 8 days flitting between the Clipper, the Trafalgar, the Horseshoe and whatever new pubs have sprung up since I was last over there. Might even try my luck at the casino. Another 'gamble' could be hopping across the border and winding up the Spanish border guards every time GB wins a medal .
So that's my plan, English beer, ordered in English, paid for in English currency, watching English TV, in a Mediterranean climate and about 1,000 miles from London.
How about you?