Still time for Olympics

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IT might all get under way tomorrow, but there’s still time to get into the Olympic spirit.

For a host of London hotels still have late availability - here’s the pick of what’s on offer.

Crowne Plaza London Docklands (rooms from £135 per night)

Located at the Royal Victoria Dock, on the DLR line to Stratford, the four-star Crowne Plaza Docklands offers the ideal base during the Olympics.

The hotel offers a choice of room styles, state-of-the-art leisure facilities, a spa, and a host of dinner and drinks options at the AA Rosette award-winning Docklands Bar & Grill, located next door. The hotel is situated a few minutes’ walk from Royal Victoria station, plus the new Emirates Air Line cable car to the Greenwich Peninsula and the 02. Contact 0207 055 2000 or visit

Ramada Encore London West (rooms from £110 per night)

Located on the Central Tube line direct to Stratford, the hotel offers a choice of en suite double, twin and family rooms and executive rooms. Additional facilities include an Oriental cuisine restaurant, informal bar and lounge, plus take-away sandwich bar, complimentary leisure facilities, and onsite parking. Contact 0208 753 0800 or visit

Ramada Plaza London Gatwick (rooms from £99 per night)

The Ramada Plaza at London Gatwick is an ideal base for those flying in for the Olympics. The hotel is located just 30 minutes by train from the centre of London and approx an hour from the Olympic Village via public transport.

The hotel offers a range of contemporary ensuite bedrooms, a bar, restaurant and onsite fitness centre. Contact 01293 561186 or visit

Holiday Inn London Heathrow (rooms from £99BB per night)

Another option for those travelling by air, the four-star hotel is just 15 minutes from the centre of London via the express train service, while the Olympic Stadium in Stratford is approximately an hour’s journey. Contact 020 8990 0000 or visit