London 2012 Lowdown: Tuesday 31 July

By Londonist Last edited 137 months ago
London 2012 Lowdown: Tuesday 31 July

During the London 2012 Games we'll bring you a daily heads-up on what's happening where, including sporting and cultural events, transport and weather.

Top things to see and do

  • See exhibitions, film screenings and book signings at The Royal Institute of British Architects HQ, part of their regular Last Tuesday evening. At 66 Portland Place (6-10pm, free).
  • Take a guided tour of Mansion House (2pm, £6, £4 conc.)
  • See a model of the Olympic Park made of LEGO at the Danish Village in St Katharine Docks (11am-11pm until 12 August, free).
  • Go hat-spotting around London.
  • Interested in the mail? Visit The Post Office in Pictures exhibition at the British Museum, which showcases iconic photographic images from the Royal Mail Archive (free).
  • Fancy wandering around a labyrinth of books? aMAZEme at the Southbank Centre opens today (part of London 2012 Festival, free).

Transport hotspots

8am The Central Line is currently suspended between Woodford/Newbury Park due to a fire alert, hence, you can't use it to get to the Olympic Park. Severe delays to the rest of the line.

See Transport for London's 'heat maps' for the busiest stations on any given day.

Sport highlights

  • 10.20am Equestrian, 3-day Eventing Jumping, Greenwich Park. Brief guide.
  • 1.25pm Canoe Slalom, Men's C1 Final, Lee Valley White Water Centre. Brief guide.
  • 1.35pm Hockey, Women's Belgium vs China/Great Britain vs Korea, River Bank Arena. Brief guide.
  • 4.25pm Gymnastics-Artistic, Women's Team Final, North Greenwich Arena. Brief guide.
  • 7.25pm Swimming, Finals, Aquatics Centre. Brief guide.
  • 7.35pm Football, Women's Preliminaries, Wembley Stadium. Brief guide.

See BBC Sport for full details of all events.


It'll be cloudy again, with occasional outbreaks of rain in the morning. Things will clear up later in the afternoon and get a bit warmer. Min. 13, max. 18 degrees.

Last Updated 30 July 2012