London Olympics Celebrated at National Portrait Gallery’s ‘BT Road to 2012’

Released on: July 10, 2012, 2:42 pm
Industry: Travel

Visitors can follow the story of this year’s games through photography.

July 10, 2012, 2:42 pm -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- This summer, to coincide with the Olympics, the National Portrait Gallery is hosting 'BT Road to 2012', an expansive celebration of everyone involved in making the Games a reality.

Photographers of international repute have been working hard to create a lasting record of all the people who have contributed to London's biggest ever sporting event. The shots cover the efforts of those people working behind the scenes, in the local community, as well as the preparation put in by world-class athletes ahead of the tournament.

The exhibition charts a journey from the very first moment after London was announced as the host city, right up to the opening ceremony on July 27 th . The photos are often relaxed and intimate. Photographers include Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low, who have worked together for twenty years creating well-respected images of the athletic form.

Also featured will be portraits of leading Olympics figures such as Sebastian Coe, Phillips Idowu and Danny Boyle, as well as notable residents from the five Olympic Host Boroughs. The show will run from 19 July to September 23.

Helping visiting Olympics fans find cheap accommodation in the city is The website has partnered with a number of hotels near the National Portrait Gallery to bring guests some significant discounts over the summer season.

One of the best deals on offer is the four-star Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Westminster, which is offering a night's stay in a double room for £ 209 – a 50% discount on the usual rate. The Doubletree is around twenty minutes walk from the National Portrait Gallery.

A stone's throw from the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Trafalgar Hotel is one of the most well-located hotels in central London. If you book now through, you can take advantage of a 90% discount on a double room, bringing the nightly rate down to just £ 97 pounds. For more information on the Olympics, and to see more discounted London hotels, visit


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