London: Watching the Olympics in Hyde Park

Observe Olympic events for free in Hyde. Photos by Nina Derham
Observe Olympic events for free in Hyde. Photos by Nina Derham

As mentioned in our post last week about cheap and free places to watch the Olympics in London, giant screens have been erected in Hyde Park to accommodate locals wishing to observe the events from the comfort of the city’s center.

Our London correspondent Nina Derham was among the reported 50,000 people who jammed into the park on Friday night to observe the opening night spectacular. The evening included a concert (featuring Duran Duran and the Stereophonics, among other bands), airplane flyover, and of course, a screening of the opening ceremony taking place at the nearby Olympic stadium.

Nina sent along the following shots to chronicle the experience.

A patriotic flyover of Hyde Park.

Sunset over Hyde Park

Screenings of Olympic events continues in Hyde Park through August 11. These stadium-sized screens, by the way, include the largest screen in the United Kingdom.

Entry is free and is open from 11 a.m. For more information, visit the London 2012 site’s article on parks with Olympics screenings.

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