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There have been a lot of good bargains in the London 2012 Shop at the Stratford branch of John Lewis lately. Mascots for £1/£2, and massive reductions on lots of items. Got a set of London Skyline glass blocks yesterday for £3 each (think they were about £35 originally). The shop is very depleted now but they say new stuff is arriving all the time (probably clearing stock from all the other branches) so well worth a look if you're in the area.

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Cheap posters on Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dkitchen&field-keywords=Poster+Revolution+london+2012&rh=n%3A11052681%2Ck%3APoster+Revolution+london+2012

This website has a good selection of T-shirts, and a smattering of other clothing, at rock bottom prices - http://www.mandmdirect.com/ - either follow the appopriate link from the homepage, or choose the filters 'adidas 2012' and 'london 2012' from the Brand drop-down menu. It appears they can sell online to EU countries, or over the phone to non-EU countries.

Thnx!

Bought some T-Shirts, books and pins. (€30 -: saved over €190 :D)

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London 2012 final sale and auction
Games volunteers and members of the public will get their chance to buy a unique souvenir of London 2012 at the end of this month.

The opportunity comes as LOCOG, working with Innovative Sports Limited, prepare to hold a two day sale of hundreds of items that were used during the Games. This includes:

  • Costumes and props from all four ceremonies
  • Sports equipment used during the Games
  • Torch Relay uniforms
  • Venue and street banners

It will also include signed photos, programmes and tickets, as well as other official London 2012 merchandise from Dartington, Highlander, Jan Constantine, Winning Moves, Pyramid and Merrythought, all at reduced prices.

The sale will take place between 10am and 6pm on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April at the City of Coventry stadium, which successfully hosted 12 matches during the men and women’s Olympic football tournament.

To show appreciation for their contribution to the huge success of London 2012, Games Makers, ceremonies volunteers and city ambassadors, will be given special access with their accreditation between 9am and 10am on Saturday 27th April. They will also have the opportunity to find out about future volunteering opportunities with Join In 2013.

Seb Coe, Chair of LOCOG, said: “Everyone has great memories of the Games but now this is an opportunity for people to own a unique piece of the Games. Whether you are a seasoned collector or simply looking for an Olympic or Paralympic souvenir, there will be something of interest for everyone. And to make this event really special, we really want the amazing volunteers to be involved and help us give London 2012 a good send off.”

The highlight of the weekend will be the exclusive auction of 80 Games and memorabilia items, which will take place at 11.30am on the Saturday. This will include:

  • Four Olympic Torches including one signed by Ben Ainslie
  • Framed Team GB cycling jersey, signed by 11 Olympic gold medallists
  • Framed Team GB cycling jersey, signed by Bradley Wiggins
  • Framed Team GB swimming trunks, signed by Tom Daley
  • A life-size Olympic and Paralympic Merrythought bear
  • A car bonnet signed multiple Great British sporting legends
  • A pink ‘Diana’javelin, signed by Jessica Ennis
  • A complete Mary Poppins costume from Olympic Opening Ceremony
  • A large scale London 2012 Royal Mail stamp, signed by Mo Farah

Anyone that wishes to take part will be required to register their interest on the day.

Liz Cooper, Marketing Director at the City of Coventry Stadium, said: “We totally embraced the Olympic Games which was reflected in nearly 200,000 spectators coming to the venue for 12 matches in eight days from all corners of the globe.

“There will be some memorable items for sale from London 2012 which are a piece of our country’s sporting history.

“All the memorabilia is authentic and some will have been signed by the stars who played their part in a magical summer of sport.”

Join In is an independent charitable trust set up to maximise the volunteering opportunities created by London 2012. Join In 2013 will run from 27 July until 9 September 2013 with sports clubs invited to host fun, community-focused events. As the new home of the London 2012 volunteers and Games Makers, Join In will become a matchmaker between grassroots clubs and potential volunteers via its website (www.joininuk.org).

Join In's Director of Sport, Dave Moorcroft, said: “As the last souvenirs of London 2012 go on sale, we can look back on a summer to be proud of. But now is also a time to look forward. Whilst a momento of the Games will be something special for the volunteers, building on what they achieved last summer would be the ultimate souvenir of London 2012. This summer Join In is aiming to do just that and link up sport clubs who badly need help, with people who are ready and able to help them.”

http://www.london2012.com/news/articles/london-2012-final-sale-and-auction-1428917.html

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I don't know if these (unofficial) books are mentioned before:

The Making of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
This is the story of the making of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, created for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Situated in East London, the Olympic Park is recognized as one of the very first sustainable public parks of the 21st century. Exploring how Olympic Park was conceived as a new piece of city that shifted the entire center of gravity of London eastwards, this book reveals the philosophical context and technical insights that went into the creation of this sustainable, contemporary urban park of international significance.

Days of Wonders: Inside the 2012 Opening Ceremony
An exclusive personal eyewitness account by Russell Moon, a volunteer performer in the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. Russell tells the inside story of the making of the Greatest Show on Earth. In 190 gripping, moving and funny pages we follow his adventures from first audition to final jaw-dropping performance. We discover how, with the nation, he overcomes doubts and fears to discover unexpected triumph. And how the worst rain for 100 years turned into The Golden Summer. Along the way we meet Danny Boyle, Sebastian Coe, the Blokes in the Pub, the Mad Russian, Mercury Wings and the Hi-Vis girls. We learn the secrets of the Cave of Wonders, Nurse Sandwiches, bending chimneys, and VOM 1. With over 60 unique behind the scenes photographs this is an inspirational and uplifting adventure not to be missed.
"I wrote this book because I had to", says Russell. "I wrote it for our great grandchildren, for everyone who went on the journey with me and for readers who want to know how it was done. For me this was an unforgettable, once in a lifetime experience. This is my personal story about a universal experience that changed me, changed our idea of britishness and was a gift to the world. Nobody thought the Opening Ceremony would be any good. I had my doubts. I thought they wouldn t want me. We got soaked to the skin in rehearsals and nothing worked. It was a struggle. But the final performance was a revelation. It set the mood and lifted the curtain on a remarkable Olympics. As more and more people read the book and said how much they enjoyed it, I knew it had to be published. So here it is. A book about people who touched our hearts in ways we did not know was possible. The photographs I took, and those from other volunteers, came later. They only add to the vividness of my story, a part of the London 2012 Olympic legacy."

(I've ordered them only yesterday so no review yet)

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As soon as London won the bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2005, plans were put in place to deal with the enormous transport challenges that this would present. Over the seven-year period that followed, Transport for London oversaw a huge number of upgrades and infrastructure improvements to Londons transport network. The Docklands Light Railway had its capacity expanded by 50%; the Central, Jubilee and Victoria lines all had major upgrades, and a major new transport hub was developed at Stratford. There were also significant expansions and improvements to the bus network, a facelift for Kings Cross Station and the construction of entirely new projects such as the cable car link over the Thames. Accompanying these construction projects, was a major publicity campaign and planning process to ensure that the thousands of visitors could travel to the games as swiftly as possible, while allowing ordinary Londoners to carry on their daily lives. Heavily illustrated and filled with a wealth of fascinating information, this book celebrates the activities of Transport for London during this period and will appeal to all those interested in transport and the Olympics.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1780672748

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I'm returning to London next week for the first time since the Paralympics. Are there shops in London that still sell official merchandise? [some last remains?]

Does anyone know where I can look for stamps and coins? [like this one: http://www.royalmint.com/shop/The_Official_London_to_Rio_Handover_BU_Coin ]

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There is nothing brand new about counterfeit sporting merchandise. It is a criminal industry that takes billions a year from legitimate, authorized vendors. With the world's eyes on London this summer, United Kingdom regulators are urging tourists to avoid sustaining criminal conduct by purchasing knock-off items. Already, hundreds have been arrested for pushing bogus products.

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I'm returning to London next week for the first time since the Paralympics. Are there shops in London that still sell official merchandise? [some last remains?]

Does anyone know where I can look for stamps and coins? [like this one: http://www.royalmint.com/shop/The_Official_London_to_Rio_Handover_BU_Coin ]

Sorry for the late reply but the bigger Post Offices may still be selling both the coins and the stamps, they usually have a display case. Failing that Im pretty sure here is a coin shop at the Bank of England

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Sorry for the late reply but the bigger Post Offices may still be selling both the coins and the stamps, they usually have a display case. Failing that Im pretty sure here is a coin shop at the Bank of England

thnx :)

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I'm returning to London next week for the first time since the Paralympics. Are there shops in London that still sell official merchandise? [some last remains?]

To answer my own question [for those who are interested]
Westfield Startford City:
-Clintons (Lower Ground Floor): Mandeville + Wenlock Keyring, Mug
-A giftshop on the street: a lot of keyrings, some magnets and pins, a few t-shirts and mascot souvenirs
-London Transport Museum Shop: Olympic Legends and Team GB Underground map [posters]
(and I've bought some pins at the Open East Festival www.pinsandthings.com)
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I noticed on my way home this evening that Morrison's supermarkets (or at least my local branch) are selling the BBC 2012 Olympic 5-DVD box set for a fiver. At that price, I'm tempted to get a second set which I'll probably never need to unwrap.

I did the same a few weeks ago (ordered it from wowhd for £6.49)

I also bought the NBC dvd for only £8 (region 1 dvd!)

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New book:

London 2012: The Olympic Games Through the Lens of John Huet and David Burnett Paperback – 1 Sep 2015

http://www.amazon.co.uk/London-2012-Olympic-Through-Burnett/dp/1907804692/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1441266953&sr=8-2&keywords=london+2012+lens

American photographers John Huet and David Burnett were commissioned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to cover the London Games of 2012 in their own way, with considerable artistic and technical freedom. The result is a series of great photos that capture moments in time: images with a story behind them, and pictures that contribute to our Olympic heritage.
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New book:

London 2012: The Olympic Games Through the Lens of John Huet and David Burnett Paperback – 1 Sep 2015

http://www.amazon.co.uk/London-2012-Olympic-Through-Burnett/dp/1907804692/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1441266953&sr=8-2&keywords=london+2012+lens

No "Look Inside" on the Amazon page, but here's the publisher's page on the book, with a couple of inside images:

http://gilesltd.com/books/catalogue/photography/london-2012

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