The Royal Artillery Barracks
The Royal Artillery Barracks, where London 2012 shooting events will be held.
Completion date: Pre-existing
Latitude / Longitude: 51.486006 / 0.059817
Transport links: Docklands Light Railway or Rail - Woolwich Arsenal Station
The Royal Artillery Barracks is an iconic setting for the shooting competitions during the 2012 Olympics. Four temporary indoor ranges for pistol and rifle shooting have been added to the facility, together with outdoor shotgun ranges for trap and skeet events, along with temporary seating. Located in the Woolwich area of London, the venue is steeped in military history and dates back to the 18th Century. The decision was made to host the shooting at the barracks instead of at the pre-existing National Shooting Centre at Bisley in Surrey because the IOC was keen for London to stage a compact Games with as many sports being hosted in the city itself as possible.