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Celebrating London 2012 Events and Victories

19 Sep 12 By: Lene McGuinness

Over the past few months, London 2012 events have brought the spirit of the games across the world as the Summer Olympics and Paralympics united millions of spectators, 10,500 athletes and 204 countries in a sporting event like no other. From the torch relay and spectacular Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, to the official Closing Ceremony of the Paralympic Games, we have witnessed many victories, memorable moments and plenty of drama as the finest athletes around the world competed in myriad events.

This year has certainly been a year of celebration for the country, and although Olympic Fever may have reached a calmer point, the festivities shall continue onwards as 2012 slowly enters its last few months. For those planning events this year, London 2012 has brought many exceptional venues and towns into the limelight. The Games may be over, but there are many events still on the social calendar, for which Allens is able to provide the finest catering equipment for hire

Popular London 2012 Event Venues


Some of the London 2012 event venues that have been showcased this year include the following:

  • • Olympic Park – hosting eight venues, including the Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre and Velodrome, the Olympic Park formed the central hub for events in east London.
  • • Weymouth and Portland – in the county of Dorset, the coastal towns of Weymouth and Portland hosted sailing events at the National Sailing Academy.
  • • Wembley – already set on the social map with its large-scale music events, Wembley took the centre stage for Badminton and Rhythmic Gymnastics events. The Arena also stages regular snooker, darts, hockey and wrestling events throughout the year.


Aside from official events and large-scale events that have been held over the course of the year as the UK celebrated the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics festivities, private functions continue to be enjoyed across the country. After all, 2012 has offered plenty of reasons to celebrate. Planning an event needn’t be a stressful affair, regardless of the size or nature of the event. With the help of high end catering equipment hire, you will be able to plan your event to perfection, with everything from seating to bar equipment arranged quickly and simply.