British Holiday Information

London 2012 Olympic Games tickets go on sale today

Applications for tickets for the 2012 London Olympics will be accepted from today, Tuesday 15 March 2011 – 500 days before the games officially start.

UK applicants can apply online at www.london2012.com/visiting/tickets/ – don’t panic if you haven’t worked out when your favourite events are taking place as you have between the 15 March and 26 April 2011 to apply.

This is a registration to apply for tickets and tickets are not awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis – you will be informed if your application for tickets has been successful by 24 June 2011, and payments will be taken between 10 May and 10 June 2011.

Where demand exceeds supply an automated, random selection process will take place to allocate the tickets.

Application for tickets to the Paralympic Games tickets will open on 9 September 2011.

Anyone wishing to buy tickets for next year’s Olympic Games should be aware that tickets can only be purchased from the official website, official travel partner Thomas Cook (www.thomascooklondon2012.com/) and hospitality providers Prestige Ticketing Ltd (prestigeticketing.london2012.com/) and Jet Set Sports (jetsetsports.com/) – do not try to buy tickets from anyone else!

Ticket prices and schedule available here: www.tickets.london2012.com/olyschedule_p1.html

The links provided above are for UK residents only – each country has its own official outlets for tickets.