Peninsula Festival in London

The Greenwich Peninsula is located in the heart of London and has a large swath of beach that runs along the River Thames.  This prime piece of land, which will be hosting the first ever Peninsula Festival this year, has some major landmarks on it including the O2 Stadium. Also, some of the 2012 Olympic venues are only 15 minutes away. The Peninsula Festival is scheduled to take place in July and August right around the time of the Summer Olympics. The London Greenwich Borough has supported the colorful event, organized by Peninsula Festival Ltd and its partners, and has invited visitors to enjoy musical concerts, camping, eating out at the marina and sailing.  Beach activities are the highlight of this festival which includes beach games like rugby and handball and also an opportunity to chill at the Greenwich Beach in London. This festival has Dutch roots and was originally meant to give Dutch fans a place to relax during the Olympics. However, the idea has grown and now is open for all and most events are inspired by the Dutch style Peninsula Festival.

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Instructions

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    History of the Peninsula Festival

    The Peninsula Festival has a Romanian background where it is a music festival that takes place in July/August. This festival is going to be introduced in London in 2012 for the first time. The organizers wish to make it an annual event. The management of the festival are positive that visitors to the 2012 Olympics games will make the first event a very successful one.

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    Attractions of the Peninsula Festival

    The Peninsula Festival has something of interest for everyone. For instance Sail Royal Greenwich gives a chance to sail with tall ships in river Thames from Woolwich to Tower Bridge twice a day. This activity will start with the Sail Royal Greenwich Parade.

    It also has an opportunity for camping lovers to have camping on a large area with well organized plans and facilities.

    This festival gives chance to the business community to market and to make recognition of products in Connect Village. This should give many businesses the opportunity to increase their client network.

    For music lovers the festival also has a Concert Stage that will have big names from all over the world performing their latest hits.

    At the city beach, along with beach games like rugby and handball, there will be bars, dancing and other cultural events for visitors.

    The Marina at Greenwich Historic Ships Harbor at the East Greenwich Coaling Jetty facing river Thames will provide a unique opportunity for participants to enjoy quality food with a Mediterranean touch. Emirates Airlines cable cars are an added extravagance to all this.

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    Important Dates

    Summers – July and August (Every Year)

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    Location of the Peninsula Festival

    Greenwich Beach, Greater London, United Kingdom




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    Entry to the Peninsula Festival

    Some events will be free and some will have charges like a payment will be required in bars. Also an idea of prepaid card is under consideration and concessions will also be offered.

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    How to Contact

    Contact No. +44 7771640466  and +44 203 040 2300

    Email: media@peninsula-festival.com

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    How to Get to the Peninsula Festival

    By Tube:

    The visitors are advised to head east towards the Peninsula Square after exit from North Greenwich Tube station. View map.

    By Bus:

    From North Greenwich, North Greenwich Station (Stop D) head east and you will Peninsula Square after covering a little distance.

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