This year will see London hosting the Olympic Games on 27th July – 12th August and the Paralympics on 29th August – 9th September.
Luton Hoo have great transport links to the Olympic sites with being only 2 minutes from Junction 10 of the M1 and a 25 minute drive into central London.
The nearest Olympic venue is the Lea Valley White Water Centre playing host to the Canoe Slalom between Sunday 29th July and Thursday 2nd August, just over 30 minutes away.
Please click here for the full 2012 Olympics Calendar of what events are taking place on what days.
Alternatively click on the image of the map below, and link through to the interactive Olympic events map to see what is going on around the UK. Use postcode LU1 3TQ to see what is happening around our hotel.
Public Transport to the Olympic Sites
There are public transport options for those who want to leave their car behind.
We are a 5 minute drive by car / taxi to Luton Parkway Railway Station which provides a direct route to St.Pancras around every 15 minutes and the journey takes around 40 minutes. The high speed rail service called the ‘Javelin’ runs from St.Pancras to Stratford International which is a few hundred meters walk to the Olympic Park.
Local Park & Ride
We are 5 miles from The Herts Show Ground which is running a ‘Park & Ride’ scheme throughout the Olympics. Click here for more details or to book your space –www.firstgroupgamestravel.com/park-and-ride
Activities on the Luton Hoo Estate between games
If you have time between your trips to the Olympic Games there are plenty of activities on the estate to keep you occupied.
Spa - From a quick facial or pedicure to complete spa days of indulgent pampering, every spa experience and beauty treatment at Luton Hoo is highly unique. http://www.lutonhoo.co.uk/spa-hertfordshire
Golf - The golf course at Luton Hoo is 7,107 yards long and par 73 off the championship tees. A serious test for all levels of golf with a choice of 4 different tees to play from. Our ladies course is 6,143 yards. http://www.lutonhoo.co.uk/golf-course-hertfordshire
Gym - Our top class equipment uses the ‘Techogym Wellness System’ to provide you with the perfect workout for your personal fitness goals.
Swimming - Our light and airy oak framed swimming pool looks out over woodland and is ideal for an early morning swim or a dip at the end of the day.
Tennis - We have two ‘all weather’ tennis courts and a restored Victorian grass court for those who want to enjoy a game of tennis whilst at the hotel.
Clay Pigeon Shooting - We have three new clay pigeon shooting stands in a beautiful rural spot overlooking the lake and our instructor Pete Lee, who has more than 25 years’ experience and is a registered coach, is available to teach individuals, couples and groups. http://www.lutonhoo.co.uk/shooting
Walks - We have mapped walks for those that want to explore the estate with plenty of wildlife roaming around to spot and it’s also the perfect opportunity for some bird watching.
Tourist Attractions in Local Area
Whipsnade Zoo - UK’s biggest zoo! - www.zsl.org/zsl-whipsnade-zoo
Woburn Safari Park - For a day packed with animal encounters and wonderful wildlife, visit Woburn with over 80 species of animals including lions, tigers and bears. www.woburn.co.uk/safari
Woodside Animal Park – Award winning animal farm, leisure park and mini zoo. – www.woodsidefarm.co.uk
Snowzone at Hemel Hempstead and Milton Keynes - indoor skiing and snowboarding on a 160m slope of real snow - www.thesnowcentre.com