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The city of London will be hosting the Olympic Games from the 27th of July until the 12th of August besides the games and the attractions of the Olympic village, you will probably want to spend some of your time traveling around the city to see what other attractions and sightseeing opportunities there are. The following is a list of ideas for things to see and do during the 2012 London Olympic Games.

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Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Olympic Arts Festival Director Ruth Mackenzie has already stated that she felt this years festival will most likely be the largest single cultural event and performance of many people’s lifetimes.  The line-up of the festival was recently announced for the event which coincides with the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games.  The Cultural Olympiad is a 17-day event (as are the Summer Games) and will be comprised of some 12,000 events that will take place throughout the UK.

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Many individuals are wondering about how much their budgets will tolerate when traveling to London for the Summer Olympic Games.  One of the best ways that you can make the trip more affordable is with your airfare and lodging. Another suggestion is to check out certain FREE Olympic and Paralympic events taking place at the 2012 London Summer Games.  Here are a few to consider:

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With the Summer Olympics being held in London this summer, the time is drawing near for securing your lodging. If you’re planning on traveling on a budget, there is a good possibility that the price of lodging along with everything else is going to be higher than what it normally would. Fortunately, there are several hotels in the greater London area that can still fit within people’s budgets, including the ones listed here.

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The Games of the XXX Olympiad, the 2012 Summer Games comes to London, the Big Smoke, the shining star of the British Empire. This year’s games have promised much and the city expects millions of visitors to the games themselves as well as the events that surround the games.

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The 2012 Olympic Torch is being carried by Ben Ainslie, the former three-time winner of the Olympic Gold Medal. Located at the tip of Cornwall, Land’s End was the starting point for the torch’s 8,000 mile trip through England to the London Olympic Games.

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London’s Alternative Fashion Week calls the attention of all fashion lovers! London is renowned for being the European city buzzing with creativity and innovation around every possible field. Fashion here is influenced by a mixture of traditions in transition, and over 80 design graduates and fashion designers from diverse backgrounds will exhibit their most original and avant-guard collections directly to representatives of the fashion industry, as well as the press and the public, aiming to make an impression. Fourteen designers a day will showcase their creations at daily lunch-time shows, which are accompanied with live contemporary jazz music.

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Every decade has a genre of music that seems to spring out of nowhere and excite the crowds. Often it excites music journalists and commentators more than the audience because giving something a term then brings with it huge marketable potential.

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The RBS 6 Nations or the Six Nations Championship is an international rugby union competitive venue that is held annually in the four nations of the UK (England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales), Italy, and France. For the rugby aficionados and sports lovers, there can be no better time than now to watch the matches live while you tour the cities of London, Scotland, Paris and Rome. Cheer the teams live and sightsee around the cities when you are free. As of the 2012 championship, the games or matches are played in six different venues, one in each of the six countries.

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There’s a museum for everything in London. There’s a toy museum, a Victorian School museum (which frankly scares the berjeezers out of me) and sometimes even an insect circus museum. But there’s only one fan museum. In fact, it’s the only one in the world. And it’s in South East London’s prettiest spot: Greenwich.

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Although it is a matter of personal choice, not every international honeymooning couple wants to visit the US. Nor does every newly married couple in the US want to visit the Caribbean or South Pacific regions that are currently so popular. Here are 5 cities in Europe that are still popular destinations and options that can’t miss for a honeymoon.

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For all practical purposes, the London Festival is the grand finale or high point of the 4-year long Cultural Olympiad which began in 2008 this year and will include the Summer Olympic games in the city of London. It begins on the first day or summer 2012, or Midsummer’s Day as it is referred to in the UK, and concludes on September 9th which is also the last day of the London Paralympic Games. Suffice it to say

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The United Kingdom is well recognized as one of the world’s major tourist destinations. However, while so many international visitors tend to focus primarily on the city of London and its many historical landmarks and other structures, they are missing some of the best music festivals that the UK has to offer. Not only are there a large number of these music festivals, they cover just about every music genre imaginable.

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If you are looking for a unique theme for an end of October holiday or vacation, you might want to consider the Relentless Energy Drink’s Freeze Festival held in Battersea, London during the last weekend of October.  Formerly known as “London Freeze”, the Freeze Festival is the UK’s ultimate music and snow festival that is held in the Battersea Power Station of London.  It is a sports competition involving the best skiers and snowboarders in the world and a line-up of musicians to match.

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The city of London, England is well known for its attractions, diverse cultures, history, many landmarks, and its pubs.  However, what most visitors to the city oftentimes overlook or just miss altogether is the Ice Sculpting Festival that attracts some of the best ice artists from around the world.  It is usually held every January when London’s weather is at its coldest in Canada Square Park at Canary Wharf.  This coming January, 2012 will be the 4th annual Ice Sculpting Festival.

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