London 2012: Olympics

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It might seem strange to start planning now for the Summer Olympics. The Winter X Games just ended, and the snow doesn’t seem to be leaving. But big events fill fast. This international event begins Friday July 27th, a day that will sneak up on you. Plan in advance to stay in style and see the best athletes our planet has to offer.

Where you stay really does make all the difference when attending an event of this magnitude. Some things to consider are the size of your travel group, your willingness to drive or take public transit, and amenities to keep you comfortable for the duration of your trip. Fortunately, London and its surrounding boroughs are well prepared for guests. Check out these private vacation homes for a Gold Medal stay.

If you’re traveling with a large family, two families, or a group, consider this 4 bedroom home in the Hampstead area. What’s great about this vacation home is that it is ready for living, not just vacationing. A well equipped kitchen, a proper dining area, and a washer and dryer are all the pieces of home you miss in a hotel stay. This home is convenient to the train system, putting you just 10 minutes from the city center. If you prefer a private car, off street parking is available as well. This home has a patio area plus a balcony off the living room so you can enjoy London’s warm, but not too warm, summer.


If being in the thick of it all is your number one priority, stay in the city center. This urban apartment is a perfect home base in the middle of everything. You’ll be steps from The Ritz, Regent Street, and Park Lane. When the games are over, you’ll be a short walk to the famous night life of Soho and the West End. European efficiency at its best, this vacation apartment has space for four guests. If “location, location, location” is what you and your cohorts are all about, you’ll be pleased to find this apartment is convenient to Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, and the boutique district of Knightsbridge.

This is the Olympics and one of the world’s grandest celebrations. What about the Olympic vacation that is simply indulgent and wild? Stay on a yacht at St. Katherine Dock on the River Thames. Be lulled to sleep by the gentle waters. See the Tower of London from the deck. This is the peak of vacation fun for a truly unforgettable visit.

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