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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

4.0
#16 of 102 in Parks in London
Nature / Park Landmark
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park formed the centrepiece of the inspirational London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It is now providing jobs, attracting investment and helping improve sports facilities and housing in east London, as well as becoming a major visitor attraction.

Over 700,000 people attended events on the Park over the summer of 2013, and over 1.5 million people have visited the Park since July 2013. The full Park – including iconic venues such as Lee Valley VeloPark and the Aquatics Centre – is now open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, although the Stadium is not fully open until 2016.

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  • Visited to watch a football match as an away fan. This is not a football venue!!! It has no atmosphere as a football stadium everything is too far from the pitch. Toilet facilities are great for equal...  more »
  • nothing to see really if not because the acerlomittal is there with rain we couldn't really go around  more »
  • We visited Olympic Park In London from Australia because our son had worked on the site's remediation and later on the North Park landscaping. He had been very enthusiastic about the renewal of this f...  more »
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  • Beautiful place to walk. Lovely landscape views of water and unusual flowers. In summer you can take boat rides or hires pedalos. Kids love this place; lots of green to run around, run through the fountains and the different play structures around the park park. A very family friendly place.
  • It's a lovely concept, and some parts are very nicely done, but overall it is too big for just a casual park, and some of it is a bit wasteland-y. Too much concrete not enough green. The events they hold here are generally lovely though.
  • As an employee of the FM company on site I can say that the Olympic park is ideal for tourists,visitors and families as playgrounds are available for Children near the Orbit/Podium area. This area also has a pavement level random fountain display. I have attached some photographs of the Orbit and it's views but I would recommend that you experience the view's for your self. There are toilet and restaurants available on site but these are Concession outlets. Enjoy the experience of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Regards Happy Employee.
  • Proper pub. Not at all gentrified. Great location in the middle of Mile End Park, next to the canal. The beer selection is limited but well kept this is to be expected and embraced. Wine is probably red or white. If craft beers and small plates are not your thing, this place is for you.
  • A large stadium. Ideal for athletics, too big for musical event, seats too far from the pitch for football. Easy access and plenty of toilet facilities. However, due to the size of the stadium, it can be a very long walk from the local station.

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