Where To Watch The Paralympics

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Where To Watch The Paralympics

With tickets: If you haven't already got some, more Paralympic tickets will continue to be released in the run up to the opening ceremony and 100,000 more will be released during the Games. Keep checking www.tickets.london2012.com if you want to be present to watch as the live action unfolds.

On a big screen: Trafalgar Square is home to the BT Live Site for the Paralympics with Big Screen action showing every medal, plus live music and opportunities to try Paralympic sports (free entry).

Broadgate Circle near Liverpool Street station will be showing the Paralympics on three big screens.

Potters Fields by Tower Bridge will reopen for the Paralympics. The site got lots of love during the Olympics for its festival atmosphere, lack of bag checks and welcoming BYO picnics and drinks.

As well as a big screen at General Gordon Square, Woolwich, there will be information about Paralympic sports available, some seating and local food and drink stalls.

Newham has two big screens, one at Stratford Park in West Ham (11am-11pm daily) and one at Central Park (ceremonies and weekend only) in East Ham, with kids' and sporting activities and performances from local talent on the side.

Seating will be provided in Walthamstow Town Square for daily big screen watching.

Lewisham Libraries will also be showing coverage of the Paralympics on their screens.

Spectate for free: Line the streets for the Men and Women's Marathon on Sunday 9 September. Check the route map here.

On telly, radio and online: Channel 4 will be broadcasting the Paralympics daily from 7am as of 30 August. Presenters include Clare Balding (hooray!) and Jonathan Edwards alongside specially recruited and trained presenters with a disability and/or experience as Paralympians. You can also tune into BBC Radio 5 Live and its sister stations for radio coverage of the Games or watch online at ParalympicSportTV.

Bone up on Paralympic sports with our potted lowdown.

Photo by mattomatto via the Londonist Flickrpool.

Last Updated 22 August 2012