London 2012 Lowdown: Sunday 12 August

By Londonist Last edited 75 months ago
London 2012 Lowdown: Sunday 12 August

Top things to see and do

  • It’s the final day of the Olympics – line the route of the Men’s Marathon which sets off from the Mall at 11am (free).
  • Ian Thorpe will be at Tooting Bec Lido from 9am giving swimming tips and signing stuff. It's limited capacity and first come first served so get there early.
  • There are films, stories and music at Trinibago Village at the Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn from 11am (free).
  • Play boules in Ealing (free).
  • Visitors for the Olympic marathon races will be greeted by continuous bell ringing from some of the most historic churches such as St Paul’s Cathedral, St Mary le Bow, St Lawrence Jewry, St Magnus the Martyr, St Vedast and St Katharine Cree (free).
  • There are still seat tickets available for this afternoon's Proms concert from the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain & National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain at the Royal Albert Hall at 3.30pm (seats from £12 or Prom for a fiver).
  • Antony's Meltdown at the Southbank presents a concert celebrating music of the civil rights movement, Freedom Rides, from 7.30pm (tickets from £25).
  • Victoria Park, Potters Fields, Woolwich, Blackheath and Haggerston Park live sites are open all day and free to access, including for tonight's closing ceremony.
  • The Olympic Closing Ceremony worldwide broadcast begins at 9pm.

Transport hotspots

Watch out for road closures along the marathon route.

Avoid Hyde Park and Stratford today unless you have tickets for the big gig or closing ceremony.

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

Sport highlights

See BBC Sport for full details of all events.


It will be sunny in the morning, getting cloudier in the afternoon and a few sharp showers can be expected too. Min. 16, max. 26 degrees.

Image by McTumshie from the Londonist FlickrPool.

Last Updated 12 August 2012