With the London Olympics spread right across the South of England later this year Essex makes the duieal base for your stay for a number of reaons, and these include: Avoid the overpriced London Squeeze!
Essex, just a few miles away from the City and is a great economic tourist option. The area is well connected by public transport and highway infrastructure and it is only 20 minutes from the heart of the Olympic Park in London’s eastend. Essex boasts some of the regions best and most unspoilt countryside with olde tales of highwaymen and smugglers if you choose to locate nearer the coast.
What Essex has to Offer
The County of Essex is home to wealth of historic and interesting towns and villages. With Stansted Airport located to the north of the County, it has never been easier for you to experience some of the country’s history and culture by staying in Essex and then travelling into London to view some of the Olympic events.
Bed & Breakfast and Hotels
Essex is a diverse County with accommodation to cater for all tastes and budgets. If you need to be really close to the Olympic action then a hotel or B&B is places like Epping or South Essex areas near to Southend will enable you to still be on the London tube lines - a quick and easy way to get around London during the Games. You don’t have to always drive either, stays in towns like Chelmsford means that you can always relay on Chelmsford taxis to get you in and around the area during your stay.
Olympic Facilities and Events in Essex
In addition to the many “headline” events to be hosted in the amazing Olympic [park located in Strateford in east London, Essex will also be home to a range of exciting Olympic events including the Olympic mountain biking at Hadleigh Farm, located between Basildon and Southend on Sea.
Air Links to Olympic Park
Essex offers a choice of two airports for visitors to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Stansted Airport is Britain’s fourth busiest airport, with flights to and from more than 160 destinations worldwide.
Gatwick Airport is London’s 2nd airport and is once again well servied by public transport that means easy access to the Olympics and Essex. For ease of use and speed why not opt for the added convenience of Gatwick taxi?