How’s this for a once-in-a-lifetime urban adventure: go camping in London during the 2012 summer Olympics.
The London Olympics kick off on July 27, a date on which the world’s collective attention will focus on London. If you want to be there, in the center of it all, an organization called Camping at the Games has a unique and affordable way to hook you up: urban camping.
According to Cheap Tents (where we first heard about this), more than 7 million tickets have been sold for this year’s games. This being the case, London hotels have been largely booked-up, and prices have been marked up as well.
Camping at the Games teamed up with local sports clubs to provide 10 urban campsites, all of which are located near the main Olympic venues. Rather than pay a lot for a hotel room, campers can reserve a pitch in a grassy field for £10 a night for adults or £5 a night for children.
And the camp sites are by no means crude: they include clean bathrooms, laundry and cooking facilities, helpful staff, and big-screen televisions to watch the Olympic games. The staff has worked to make the campsites fun and family-friendly, so people will feel a part of a community.
All of the money from this initiative goes back to fund the local sports clubs in London, which are local associations dedicated to keeping kids busy and active.
[Screen grab via Camping at the Games website]