Olympic Park London – A Simple Guide

The Olympic Park London was designed to be the home for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Situated in Stratford East London and is actually in four Boroughs of East London which are Hackney and Waltham Forest, Newham, Tower Hamlets. The site to which the Olympic Park was built, was once a large plot of industrial waste land and it has now been turned into a flourishing space of greenery and wildlife.

The Olympic Park London was the centre piece for the Olympic Games and consisted of the many great sporting arenas that were the homes to some of the most spectacular sporting events in the Olympics.

The Olympic Park wil know be know as The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and this is to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Olympic Park itself is 2.5 square klms and inside the perimeter fencing of the Park, where the following venues:

Olympic Stadium

Aquatics Centre

Water Polo Arena

Copper Box – Handball venue

Basketball Arena


BMX Track

Riverbank Arena

Eton Manor

 Attractions In The Olympic Park London

Olympic Park LondonAs well as the main sporting venues inside the Olympic Park, visitors could also enjoy the other facilities and attractions that were on offer throughout the Games. Simply strolling around the Park and taking in the fantastic atmosphere was a great experience but there were many other things that drew the attention of the visitors.

The Orbit was a large attraction and could not be missed as it stood 115 metres high, towering the Park. Throughout the Park, there had been many art structures that had been commissioned for the Park itself and also many local projects and forms of art that had been designed by British artists.

Getting To the Olympic Park London

During the Olympic Games, London provided an extensive transport network that transported visitors to and from the Park throughout the entire duration of the Games. If you are wanting to visit the Olympic Park today, there are various ways you can reach the Park. It is easy to reach the park using, Tube, Train, DLR (Dockland Light Railway), bus or by water.

Tube Stations: Stratford Tube Station is just 15 minutes walk from the Olympic Park and Bow Road Tube Station is a little more, 20 minutes walk from the Park.

Train Station: Stratford Railway Station is approximately 15 minutes walk from the Park . Maryland Railway Station is further away and 25 minutes walk. West Ham Railway Station will take around 30 minutes to walk to the Park

Dockland Light Railway: Pudding Lane station is just 10 minutes walk from the Olympic Park. Stratford station is only 15 minutes walk. Bow Church  station is 20 Minutes walk from the station.

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Olympic Park London Address: Olympic Park, Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 2ST