Rio 2016: Here are the best London big screens to watch team GB go for gold

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The Games will kick off on 5 August (Source: Getty)

The Rio 2016 Olympic games are rapidly approaching, and if you're half as excited we all were for the London 2012 Olympics, you’re going to want to watch all the action in the best venues possible.

Here’s a roundup of the locations around London where you can catch all the action on the big screen.

Regents Place

Enjoy the party atmosphere with a Brazilian-style opening carnival which is free to attend. As well as live coverage of the games throughout the month, there will be a series of sporting activities, including a “tough mudder” style ninja assault course, adult sports day, and mini golf tournament.


Broadgate, Exchange Square

Watch all the action daily on Exchange Square's giant, open-air screen, while embracing the spirit of Brazil; with summery and colourful food and cocktail offerings from local and resident restaurants. This venue will also play host to the award-winning Viramundo band and dancers.


Paddington Central

You’re invited to relax in deck chairs to watch the world’s athletes go for gold at this giant open air screen. In keeping with the sporting theme, celebrations will have a strong focus on health and wellbeing; with breakfast and brunch offerings from Australian eatery Beany Green.


St Katharine Dock, Tower Hill

Grab a cold drink and unwind at this venue’s “Summer of Sport” while you’re parked right by the docks. Offering beautiful scenery and opened from 10:30m till 8pm daily, you could make a day of it.


Boxpark, Shoreditch

With an array of local food and drink amenities there are more deckchairs available for you to grab at this open air screen by Shoreditch High Street station as you watch the events unfold.


Beach East

Located in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with over 2,200 sq m of sand, you can expect a Rio-themed celebration with plenty of entertainment for the entire family. In addition to the big screens available to watch all the live coverage of the games, there will be two beach bars, certain to keep you refreshed.


Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf

The Summer Screens will be up throughout August, broadcasting various programmes as well as live coverage of the games - so hang out and soak up the atmosphere as the Games unfold in the vibrant Brazilian city of Rio. There is a huge variety of bars and restaurants available within the area should you be hungry.