As London entered its second week of Olympic euphoria, I had the chance to see a few more events and plot my post-Olympic travel plans.
I bought individual tickets for beach volleyball and soccer on CoSport, the official ticket distributor in the United States. The owner is a prominent figure in Olympic circles, allowing him to raise ticket prices gradually over the years. I bought the tickets in February. Even at that point availability was low and prices were high. I also received one ticket for volleyball from the Visa VIP Lounge and one more for swimming from a friend who had a spare ticket.
All in all, I had a fantastic time watching the events and would recommend anyone to attend any event at the Summer Olympics (except maybe equestrian).
I have two weeks left in the UK after the Games and I plan to take trips to Oxford, Cambridge, and maybe Stonehenge - it’s a bunch of rocks, but it is a UNESCO site. I also plan to check out the extensive array of (free!) museums in London after the Games.
For European football fans: To my surprise, I found availability for English Premier League matches for Fulham vs Norwich City on opening day and Chelsea vs Newcastle on August 25th. The box office manager at Stamford Bridge told me that the continuing holiday season in the UK meant that availability early in the season is high (mid August – early September).