London 2012 Lowdown: Saturday 4 August

By Londonist Last edited 77 months ago
London 2012 Lowdown: Saturday 4 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

  • The Women’s Olympic Triathlon takes place in and around Hyde Park from 9am (free).
  • Watch the Olympic Men’s 20km Race Walk from 5pm (free).
  • Go to the Fish Island Festival at iCAN Studios on every day of the Olympic Games, with big screens, games, face painting, arts and crafts and the Bicycle Library daily, 10am-10pm (£10 inc. BBQ).
  • London Is The Place For Me is a free festival celebrating 50 years of political independence for Trinidad & Tobago. Enjoy a mixture of workshops, dance classes, poetry, theatre, exhibitions, concerts and films at the Tricycle Theatre until 25 August (free).
  • Take a trip to the very end of the District Line for the Military and Flying Machines Show at Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster with arena activities including a bunker bash skirmish attack on a pill box, tank and helicopter rides, battles, explosions, fire power demonstrations and more (£8, conc. £6).
  • See what's going on at Antony's Meltdown at the Southbank Centre.
  • Last chance to see the Art Cars in Shoreditch (free entry).

Consult our weekend post and our Museums and Galleries page for much more.

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

  • 9.25am Rowing, Heats and Finals, Eton Dorney. Brief guide.
  • 9.50am Athletics, Heats, Prelim, Qualifying, Olympic Stadium. Brief guide.
  • 9.55am Cycling-Track, Men's Qualifying and Finals, Velodrome. Brief guide.
  • 2pm Tennis, Women's and Men's Finals, Wimbledon. Brief guide.
  • 6.40pm Athletics, Semi-finals and Finals, Olympic Stadium. Brief guide.
  • 7.20pm Football, Men's Quarter-finals, Great Britain vs South Korea, St James's Park. Brief guide.

See BBC Sport for full details of all events.


Sunny intervals swap with showers. Some ofthem will be quite heavy and thundery, especially from late morning on through the afternoon. Min. 14, max. 20 degrees.

Last Updated 03 August 2012