Olympics Accommodation

Have you got your Olympic 2012 tickets? Did you feverishly apply for everything that went on offer, from racing, javelin and the 400 metre races and then spend the rest of the month sweating when your credit card took that little too long to go through at the tills? Hey, at least you’re part of history. Watching the torch, seeing the events, navigating London, great stuff.

But has the shine faded? Maybe you spent a lunch hour looking at hotel prices for the Olympics. Perhaps you thought there was an error. Everywhere.  All those extra zeros. Surely not…Oh yes. Apparently you can put a price on history, and if you want to check in at a central London hotel for the 2012 Olympics, that’ll be your monthly salary, please.

Luckily, Camping Ninja have had a brainwave. Camping at the games. Working with local schools and rugby clubs, Camping Ninja have secured local pitches for the Olympics that you can book now for just £10 a person and £5 a child. Credit crunchingly good, where’s the catch?

I spoke to Geoff Vaughan from Camping Ninja about how it will all work.

“Hotels in London for the Olympics are very expensive. Camping is a great alternative, and Camping Ninja are offering fixed price pitches at places that can be reached by public or private transport. You can park on site, use the catering, the showers, and then get to and from London for free, with the tickets offering free inner London travel.

At £10 per adult and £5 per child, you could stay in London for the Olympics for £30, and travel in for free. You can get a cheap tent, just pitch up, and that’s it. It’s better for families than sofa surfing, and you can all be together if you’re going as a couple or as friends, and if you don’t even have Olympics tickets, you can get into the spirit on site! ”

How do the clubs benefit?

“That’s a great question. These clubs are part of local communities and this is a great way to bring back the money that’s invested in the capital to the outskirts. They can really take advantage of having people on site, and we hope that it will spread a bit of good feeling and buzz about the Olympics further afield, whilst also bring money back to these clubs. Whether you’re a club, school or someone with tickets to the Olympics, this is win-win. It also frees you up to get out of the city, and especially for international visitors, there’s the chance to explore more than the capital- to see the little villages and towns as well!”

So no catch, except you should get in there quick. The camping Ninja Camping at the games scheme is bookable now, so make like a speed sprinter and get to the camping at the games site to secure your cheap Olympic accommodation now.

Let us know if you’re signed up for the Olympics- and where you’re planning to stay!

Elaine

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