Dizzyingly high above the River Thames, and competing with excellent views of London from Tower Bridge’s glass walkway, is a small but interesting exhibition titled Cities of the Modern Games, running through 30 September.
globe and the history of the modern Olympics which
began in 1896, the
series of 26 posters feature iconic pictures of the host cities and, far more
interestingly, facts, medal counts and trivia on each of the Games.
Did you know
that the well-known Tarzan actor Johnny Weissmüller won
three gold medals for swimming at the 1924 Paris Olympics? Did you know that
Australia’s strict quarantine laws meant that the equestrian events of the 1956
Melbourne Games had to be held in Stockholm? More to the point: do you care? If
you do, you’ll be briefly engrossed.
could be anywhere -- even online -- but it isn’t. It’s suspended 42m above the river, and your admission ticket includes the full historic
Tower Bridge tour. You can also time your visit to witness the opening
of the drawbridge on the iconic and uniquely combined bascule (balance) and
suspension bridge, thanks to an online lift
count of the competition? View from Tower Bridge: gold. Olympics exhibit: