Created for the London 2012 Olympic games, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park offers 560 acres of urban park, housing some of the most iconic sporting venues in the country.
There’s lots to see and do across this vast urban parkland. Follow in the footsteps of Team GB and make use of the world-class sporting facilities. Take a dip in the Olympic pool at the London Aquatics Centre, get competitive at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. Choose from four types of cycling at the Lee Valley Velodrome, or try something new at The Copper Box, one of London’s most flexible indoor venues.
See the iconic ArcelorMittal Orbit, the tallest sculpture in the UK. Take the 34-second elevator ride to the observation deck and enjoy the views over London of up to 20 miles on a clear day. Then, if you dare, ride The Slide back down to the ground. The 178-meter tunnel slide is the tallest and longest in the world, and riders can reach up to 15 miles per hour!
For those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground, take a tour of the London Stadium, where many world-class athletes had their moment of glory. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to explore the park’s 6.5 kilometres of waterways, you can hire a swan pedalo or book a boat tour.
Nature lovers will appreciate the 30 acres of wooded areas and wildlife habitats, created by plating 4300 new trees. There are also four intricately planted gardens across the park – the 2012 Garden, the Great British Garden, the Pleasure Gardens and Mandeville Place, which features an urban orchard with its very own species of apple, the Paradice.
The park has some of the best transport links in London but is most easily accessible by public transport. It is open every day and is free to visit.
There really is something for everyone at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Park open 24 hours a day
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