Day One: Olympics 2012 kicks off with a splash

En famille, we set off bright and early for Stratford.  The Jubliee Line was buzzing with flags, tickets and iphones at the ready. A beaming London, still reeling from the surreal yet truly wonderful Danny Boyle extravaganza last night, was full of anticipation for Day One of Olympics 2012.

Michael Phelps (PA)

We saw Michael Phelps only just scrape through the 400 metres individual medley (Joe Roebuck unfortunately didn’t make it).

Scottish Hannah Miley won her heat of the women’s equivalent race to progress through to tonight’s final.

And the Queen herself even made a fleeting appearance to the rather warm Aquatic Centre.

Hannah Miley (Reuters)

And, after a quick lunch at Wahaca, we dipped into Stratford’s Westfield before taking the new Javelin back home.  Yes, Britain’s most technologically-advanced train costing £258million with a top speed of 140mph transported us back to Kings Cross St Pancras in just 6 minutes.

Now, who isn’t proud to be a Londoner?


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