2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony: The Best of British

It was a night that will never be forgotten within the UK, it was a night where I felt proud to be British.

In case you haven't guessed it from the title of this blog post, I am talking about London 2012. But more importantly I am talking about the Olympics opening ceremony!

An EPIC event to say the least that lasted over 3 and a half hours and was directed by the brilliant British film maker Danny Boyle!

The ceremony was named 'Isles of Wonder', as it welcomed over 200 nations to the beginning of the London 2012... something which us Brits have been waiting for for a long time!

The Red Arrows fly over the Olympic Stadium

Danny Boyle reflected the key themes of London 2012...youth, sport, music, inspiration and urban transformation.

The event began which a picturesque type Britain, full of morris dancers and houses in meadows, which swiftly (and expertly done by the extras, might I add) moved into the  innovation of the industrial revolution.

From here he also paid tribute to all the hard work done by our beloved NHS, whilst also highlighting legends in British culture and literature, such as Harry Potter and Mary Poppins.

The event then encorporated the crazy love of music the UK has, moving through the decades to then pay tribute to the genius of a gentleman who invented the world wide web.

Oh my god...and did I forget to mention, our legendary Queen Lizzie parachuting with James Bond into the Olympic standium?? Yes. That's how we British role.

But the most spectacular moment had to be the beautiful fireworks that lit up the stadium, along with the petal flame to represent the nations competing.

Overall it was just brilliantly British!

Travel Note: If you are happening to be visiting the UK this summer, Hostelbookers.com have a great blog post on where to watch the Olympic Games on big screens through out the UK! 

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