Friday 27 July 2012 at 9:00pm
Olympic Park, London, E20 2ST, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 845 267 2012
The 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony took place on the evening of Friday 27 July in the Olympic Stadium, London. The Games were opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The spectacle, entitled Isles of Wonder, was designed and co-ordinated by film director Danny Boyle, with musical direction by electronic music group Underworld. It began at 21:00 BST and lasted almost four hours, ending at 00:46 BST. It was watched by an estimated audience of 62,000 inside the Stadium, and by a peak UK television audience of 26.9 million (averaging 24.24 million viewers throughout the ceremony,) together with more than 1 million online viewers using the BBC Sport website. An estimated worldwide audience of 900 million watched the ceremony.