– Athletics fans gather for Aviva London Grand Prix in August

From: DirectRooms
Published: Sun Jul 18 2010

For athletics fans, the place to be on 13 and 14 August is London’s Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, now gearing up to stage the Aviva London Grand Prix. The event attracts world class competitors as well as a huge number of spectators yearly to the venue, part of the IAAF Diamond League world circuit.

Last year’s sell out event saw world champions and top athletes competing in all sections. The IAAF Diamond League comprises 14 events set in the USA, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The two day programme hosts 32 events with prize money of six million dollars.

Most London hotels are located around the city centre, but access to the venue is easy using public transport. Major sporting events often result in a high rate of bookings, especially during the summer holidays. suggests that booking well in advance will make it easier to reserve a hotel room.

The party atmosphere of this athleticsfest is one reason tickets sell out well in advance. Tickets are available through Aviva’s website, ranging from £15 to £100 dependent on seating. All events are visible from all seats and all areas are accessible by disabled spectators.

Lek Boonlert, the marketing head of, comments, "As a favourite visitor destination, hotels in London enjoy high rates of occupancy, and this means that booking online is a sure way of reserving the room you need."


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