Just a ten minute walk from Stratford International station, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the city’s new park, and a visitor destination like no other.
Visitors are able to enjoy beautiful parklands and waterways, world-famous sporting venues, arts and events and spectacular views from the UK’s tallest sculpture, the ArcelorMittal Orbit. As a new heart for east London, the Park will also provide new homes, jobs and a cultural and education quarter.
The scene of so many iconic moments during the London 2012 Games, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park offers visitors the chance to follow in the footsteps of those athletes who lit up the Games during the summer of 2012. Swim in the London Aquatics Centre, hit the cycle track at the Lee Valley VeloPark or try out the world-class gym facilities at the Copper Box Arena. The Park is also the home of London’s only professional basketball team, the London Lions, and regularly hosts international sporting events including the FINA/NVC World Diving Series and the Revolution Track Cycling Series.
In the south of the Park, the flower-filled meadows loved by visitors during the Games now frame an awe-inspiring new pleasure garden, with outdoor spaces boasting climbing walls, play areas, theatre spaces and carousels. If peace and quiet is what you’re after, then head for the parklands in the north of the Park. Here you'll find a huge area of wide open green space that has been open since summer 2013.