10 JunOlympic Bunting Goes Up

As the Diamond Jubilee bunting comes down, Londoners are seeing their first glimpses of Olympic bunting across the capital.

The first decorations have already gone up in Stratford, near to the Olympic Park. And all Greater London Boroughs are set to put up the Union Jack bunting, and other Olympic paraphernalia in the coming weeks.

When the decorating is complete, some people are predicting  that there will be over 25 kilometres of bunting and over 600 square metres of building decorations on display all over the city by the time the opening ceremony on July 27.

Others have reported that over 6,000 lamppost banners will decorate the streets.

London Mayor Boris Johnson also revealed that installations, such as giant javelins and shot-puts, are to be put up in public parks across the city.

There’s even a giant tea-making machine being installed at Victoria Park, which will allow people to make the “perfect cuppa.”

Mr Johnson said: “With less than 50 days to go before the greatest show on earth I am delighted that London is getting spruced up to show why it’s the best city in the world in which to live, visit and invest.”

He added: ”The Diamond Jubilee showed just how fantastic the city can look during a celebration and the Games will offer another superb opportunity to capture people’s imaginations and make them feel part of this once in a lifetime event.

“Whether it’s the splash of colour from banners and bunting, or the surprise of giant ambient javelins or tea-making machines, London will be an enchanting place to be this summer like no other.”

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