Olympian to hold Tower of London party

Former Olympic swimmer Mark Foster will hold a special 2012 opening ceremony party at the Tower of London.

It is hoped that the event will appeal to those who have been unable to get tickets to the big show at the Olympic Stadium but are still hoping to soak up the unique London 2012 atmosphere.

Foster will also be joined by Sky Sports presenter Charlotte Jackson and will introduce the live footage being streamed directly from the Olympic Park.

The event is being organised by the House of Nations and ticket holders will also be able to enjoy a tour of the Crown Jewels as well as a champagne and Pimm's reception in the Moat and a three-course meal.

It was recently confirmed that the Tower of London will play a key role in the Olympic Games as it has the important task of looking after all of the London 2012 medals.

A total of 4,700 medals will be locked in the vaults of the iconic London landmark until the victory ceremonies take place.

Dating back to 1078 and the time of William the Conqueror, the Tower of London is one of the capital's most popular attractions and is ideal for those families enjoying London getaways.

One of the most famous exhibits at the Tower is the Crown Jewels. Visitors are able to see all 23,578 gems on display, including the Imperial State Crown which has some 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds and five rubies.

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