Where to watch the Olympic Games Rio 2016 in and around Kingston upon Thames
Goodness, has it really been four years since the Olympic Games were hosted in London? This week sees the start of the Rio Olympics 2016.
If it’s not possible for you to travel out to Brazil to support Team GB and the other teams, at the Maracana Stadium, there are plenty of locations around the area where you can catch up on the action. Public spaces, bars and parks will be showing the events on huge open air screens. Here is the Amro Vantage guide to some of the best viewing locations.
London City Locations
Beach East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 2ST
This has to be near the top of our list, where you can re-live the 2012 Olympic Games, as it’s been elected as one of Team GB’s official fan zones. With the compulsory huge screens, plus a funfair, 2 pools and a beach, what else do you need?
Rio Lounge, Embassy of Brazil, 14-16 Cocksure Street, London, SW1Y 5BL
This has to be the next best thing to actually travelling to Rio to experience the atmosphere and excitement of the Games. The Brazilian Embassy is showing their support offering Brazilian hospitality and a true Rio ambiance with traditional food and beverages.
London Bridge City, SE1 2DB
This location is also a Team GB fan zone, just a short walk down the river from St. Katharine Docks. In addition to the necessary big screen, you can take part in some Olympic sporting events.
Summer Screen at Canary Wharf, Canada Square Park
What better way to view the Olympic Games Rio 2016 on the huge screens in the park than with a few friends, a picnic and some sunshine? There are plentiful bars and restaurants around the nearby area too, where you can enjoy a snack, dinner or maybe even cocktails to celebrate the winning Team’s achievements.
Kingston upon Thames Locations
Of course, you don’t need to travel into the city to experience the excitement of the Rio Olympic Games. There are a multitude of riverside, town centre and sports bars that will be showing live team events throughout the period too.
O’Neill’s, 3 Eden Street, KT1 1BQ
Grab a group of your fellow students and head down to this sports bar. You can order a Craft Ale bucket of 12 pick and mix bottles to share, or a Beer Bucket with 12 mixed bottles of Sol, Budweiser or Peroni to choose from.
The Willoughby Arms, 47 Willoughby Road, KT2 6LN
Expect a lively atmosphere, huge screens to watch the Games, with a beer garden and free wifi.
Kingston University Space Bar, Penrhyn Road, KT12EE
The largest of the 3 bars on the Campus, Space Bar has plasma screens for fantastic sporting event viewing. With the addition of a Wii console, you can participate in your own Team Olympic sport experiences.
The Olympic Games Rio 2016 are taking place from the 5 to 21 August. Make sure you don’t miss out on the action at these top location picks.