With tickets for the London Olympics now on sale through the official Olympics site, more and more Home Base Holidays members who live within easy reach of Olympic venues are offering their homes for exchange at this time, and more members who want to avoid the high costs of hotel rooms are requesting home swaps to attend some of the events. Note: Applications for tickets are open from Tuesday 15 March to 11.59pm on Tuesday 26 April 2011. Now is the time to start planning your Games!
See earlier post, Homes available for home exchange during the 2012 Olympics, and browse all London home exchange listings (or use Detailed Search to search by the key word, Olympics, to restrict the results).
Dorking, Surrey (in photo above) - Quintessential English village set in the heart of the Surrey Hills. A designated area of outstanding natural beauty. A Converted Victorian Mansion into luxury residencies. Our home has a Superb private corner position, situated on first floor (top floor) with stairs & lift/elevator. A gated community set in magnificent grounds of nine acres. Nestled at the foot of the North Downs the area is popular with walkers & cyclists alike. Apartment is very light and spacious with great views of gardens.
Good transport, local shops, pretty villages and Towns all around. Regular Trains into London under 1 hour. Open to offers - stay here for London 2012 Olympics.
Colchester, Essex - Situated on Suffolk/Essex border our new town centre flat has secure parking and entrance. Convenient to all amenities including 50 min direct rail link to Olympics & London. Cambridge a 50 min drive, sandy beaches 20 mins. Buses, restaurants, theatre, castle, award winning park, Roman remains, museums, cinema, hospital and shopping/supermarket are less than 5 mins walk.
Home Exchange London - Attractive art deco period semi-detached family house with lovely garden in a quiet street. Situated in Islington, a lively area of inner London, just north of the centre.
We are a married retired couple (62 and 70) looking for a comfortable apartment or house probably near a city centre, as we don't like driving. We are not beach people. New York in 2011 or 2012 (Olympics Year in London) avoiding the July/August heat or winter snow is a particular interest.
Home Swap London - This is a town house in the Bow Quarter complex which has a swimming pool and gym. Located very close to the 2012 Olympic site, you can see the main stadium from the back yard.
We are close to the hip areas of Shoreditch, Brick Lane and Spitalfields. The nearset tube is Bow Road and DLR station is Bow Church.
Hertford, Hertfordshire - Our house is situated on the outskirts of the historical county town of Hertford. Hertford has many cafes and restaurants and of course a Castle with lovely gardens. We are 5 minutes from a main line station that gets you into London in less than 30 minutes. Cambridge is an hour's easy drive away.
We are ideally situated for the London Olympics and very close to one of the water sports locations. We would be very interested in a home exchange over the 2012 games.
Are you interested in arranging a home swap near any of the Olympic events next summer, or want to offer your home for exchange at this time? Join Home Base Holidays now for the best choice.