London 2012 Lowdown: Friday 10 August

By Londonist Last edited 78 months ago
London 2012 Lowdown: Friday 10 August

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

  • It’s the Men’s turn to swim the Serpentine in the Olympic Men’s 10km Swimming Marathon from noon (free on the south side).
  • Watch a BMX showcase at the Book Club Basecamp in the Leonard Street carpark between 6-8pm (free).
  • Check out Art In The Park - Run, a 9m-tall iconic light artwork - made of mirrored glass and stainless steel - in the Olympic Park (part of London 2012 Festival, but you'll need a ticket to get you onto the park).
  • StoryCloud is a digital project that brings authors, illustrators and children together to create stories (part of London 2012 Festival, free).
  • Enjoy the world's cuisine at Global Feast in Stratford, on every night of the Olympics, from 6pm (from £55 per person).

Transport hotspots

Any breaking news of disruptions will appear here.

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

Sport highlights

  • 11.55am Men's Open Water 10km, Hyde Park. Brief guide.
  • 12.45pm Women's Sailing, Weymouth and Portland. Brief guide.
  • 2.55pm Cycling-BMX, Finals, BMX-Track. Brief guide.
  • 6.50pm Athletics, Finals, Olympic Stadium. Brief guide.
  • 7.50pm Hockey, Women's Gold Medal Match, River Bank Arena. Brief guide.
  • 7.55pm Taekwondo, Men's and Women's Finals, ExCel. Brief guide.

See BBC Sport for full details of all events.


It will be dry, warm and sunny, a nice end for the London 2012 Olympics. Min. 16, max. 25 degrees.

Image by M@ from Londonist.

Last Updated 09 August 2012