News | Tower Bridge lits up… for Gold has been conquered

One of London’s most iconic landmarks, which also boasts a giant set of Olympic rings, will be lit up with golden lights each night a Team GB athlete claims top spot in their event.

It led to a stunning sight on the River Thames at 10pm last night, as pictures illustrate.

This is one of several ways the country will celebrate British success, alongside souvenir stamps which will be released as early as a day after a gold medal is won.

Today, stamps in honour of Wiggins, Glover and Stanning are already on sale across the country.

 GB’s golden rowers have a stamp in their honour (Picture:PA)

Royalty also got in on the action as Windsor Castle was illuminated with iconic images from past rowing races last night.

Designer Ross Ashton said: ‘I was approached by Locog and Windsor because they wanted to celebrate the feeling and emotion of rowing by taking images from real races and victories.

‘We couldn’t have had a better day to turn to turn the projection on and it is an honour to have my work on Windsor Castle.’

The images will also be on display tonight, tomorrow and Saturday from 9:45pm.

Team GB will hope to add to yesterday’s two gold medals later today, as Sam Townsend and Bill Lucas compete in the final of the men’s double sculls, while Britain’s men’s lightweight fours and women’s eights are also in action at Eton Dorney.


About musingsofananglophile

Fran. 20. Anglophile. Daydreamer. English Literature Student.

Posted on August 2, 2012, in London, News, Olympics 2012 and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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