London’s Tower Bridge launches ‘Cities of Modern Games’ exhibition

Thursday, 12 April 2012 9:30 AM

Visitors to London’s Tower Bridge will soon be able to enjoy a new exhibition celebrating the ‘Cities of the Modern Games’ featuring stunning photographs of past host cities of the Olympics.

The new colourful and interactive exhibition will run from May 2 to September 30 2012 and showcase images from past host cities of the Modern Olympic Games, from Athens in 1896 to Beijing in 2008.

Images will include those of the Champs-Elysées in Paris and Red Square in Moscow as well as the iconic Sydney Opera House and the majestic Mount Fuji near Tokyo.

Discover fun facts and figures about each of the host cities including the fact that Amsterdam is called the Venice of the north, that Melbourne is home to the world’s largest Greek population outside Greece and that Henry Pearce won the gold rowing at the 1928 Games in Amsterdam despite slowing down to allow a family of ducks to swim past him.

Kids will love the Horace Bear competition, named after the Bridge’s architect, Horace Jones, in which they receive a scorecard and hunt for bear stickers found in hidden locations around the exhibit. There is also a fun filled quiz, activities and a gold, silver or bronze medal to be won at the end.

The exhibition will feature information in French, German, Spanish and Japanese as well as English and will be open every day from 10am - 6:30pm. Tickets for Tower Bridge are £8 for adults and £3.40 for children aged 5-15, under 5s go free.

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