London 2012 – Preparing for the Olympics
Olympic Games: 27 July – 12 August
Transition period: 13 – 28 August
Paralympic Games: 29 August – 9 September
London 2012 festival: 21 June to 9 September
The Exhibition Roadshow: 28 July – 5 August
As you are aware, the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held in London this summer. It will be an exciting time for us all, with around 10 million spectators expected to attend sporting events and nearly 15,000 athletes from over 200 nations competing. Some of the events will be held locally, in Hyde Park and Earls Court, and in celebration there will also be a variety of festivals and exhibitions, which will of course add to the flow of visitors to South Kensington and surrounding areas, especially ‘The Exhibition Roadshow’ held on Exhibition Road.
London will be buzzing! We aim to continue to provide a high level of service to all our tenants, customers and suppliers during this period, and have put together the following information and useful web links to help you prepare during this exciting time.
The main points we would like you to consider/plan for are:
Travel – travel will be severely disrupted, please check any journeys you are planning against the event schedules Olympic route network map and Paralympic route network map and keep yourself up-to-date before leaving home by visiting London Underground and/or National Rail Journey Planner. Consider alternatives, such as walking, cycling, avoiding travel at peak times.
Noise – The volume in the area will be turned up! You should expect extra noise from festivals, events, increased visitors, late night revelers and vehicles. Deliveries to the area have been restricted to take place between midnight and 6am. As a business we are working with other local companies and our commercial tenants to try and minimise the amount of deliveries throughout this time by increasing orders beforehand and providing extra storage.
Safety & Security – It’s important to remain extra vigilant throughout this period. Locally we will see an increase in police presence around our streets. Please visit the Metropolitan Police website for further advice and ‘top tips’ Metropolitan Police Olympic Advice.
Area & Building Presentation – We will have extra cleaning operatives available throughout this time to ensure the area is kept as clean and tidy as possible and we are also putting in place contingencies to ‘make good’ damage by allowing for extra maintenance staff and by sharing resources with similar organisations in the area.
For more information please visit London 2012 official website, or if you have any questions regarding the local area please visit Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Alternatively please contact us on 020 7761 6420 between 9-5:30, Monday to Friday or email email@example.com.