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London: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (Attractions)

London: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (Attractions)


Nearest Stations: Stratford International and Stratford
Address: London, E20 2ST
Entry price: Free for the park. Venues may charge entry.
Typical opening hours: The park is open 24/7. It is a public area. Venues have their own operating times.
Phone: 0800 072 2110

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is a public park and sports complex in East London. It was built for the Olympic and Paralympic Games held in summer 2012. Originally called the Olympic Park, it today offers cultural and sports amenities, as well as many outdoor areas

As well as enjoying the park’s open public spaces, there are numerous playgrounds for children, a climbing wall, gardens and riverside walkways, public art displays, cafes, and more.

The Olympic Stadium is a wonder to behold and is right in the centre of the park. When its redevelopment is completed in 2016, it will be home to West Ham United Football Club, and British Athletics.

The Velopark, Hockey and Tennis Centre, and the Aquatics Centre allow you to cycle, bat and swim in the same place that Olympians have played at a world level. These are accessible to all members of the public for a charge. Check for times, session dates and pre-requirements online. 

The Arcelormittal Orbit, the UK's tallest sculpture, also dominates the skyline in the park and provides an observation deck at 80 metres in height. On a clear day you can see for up to 20 miles. On the way up, you take a lift to reach the top, but from 24th June 2016 (for an additional charge) you will be able to make your descent on the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide, instead of a lift. Tickets for the viewing platform are £12 per adult and £7 per child. Concessions are £10.

Check for events taking place at the park online before visiting as these are plentiful throughout the year.

The park is just 15 minutes from central London, yet feels a world away. It is pure tranquility and you may just be able to spot some well-known monuments in the skyline, such as The Shard.

New: Stratford and The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are on the Zone 2/3 boundary meaning that if you have a Zone 1 and 2 Travelcard you can travel to Stratford at no extra cost. Oyster and Contactless fares cost the same as any journey in Zone 1 and 2.

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