Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is five minutes walk from Westfield Stratford. Find out more here about what to see and do at the new park.
If you’re shopping at Westfield Stratford City, a visit to London’s newest park is recommended.
The park was built for the 2012 Summer Olympics and the Paralympics, and opened to the public in April 2014. It’s free to visit and the grounds are open 24 hours a day.
Video: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Inside its 560 acres of parkland there’s lots to see and do, including:
The Stadium: Opening in 2016, it will become the home of West Ham United FC.
The ArcelorMittal Orbit – the UK’s tallest sculpture.
London Aquatics Centre: Book your swim online.
The Copper Box Arena: Hosts a variety of entertainment, sports and community events. 80 station gym and two studios. Sports hall and badminton court.
Lee Valley VeloPark: Cycle the track in the iconic velodrome, race on the road circuit, try out your mountain bike skills section and the Olympic BMX track.
Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre: Opens June 2014.
The Timber Lodge Café – open Monday-Sunday 9.00am to 5.00pm
And there are four interactive trails that lead visitors through the parkland.
Getting to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Public transport is being billed as the most convenient way to get to the park.
The nearest stations are Stratford station and Stratford International station.
Where is the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park?
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Olympic park stratford postcode
The postcode is: E201EJ
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Jobs
The London Legacy Development Corporation are saying that more than 20,000 jobs could be created by the Park by 2030.
If you’re after a job at the park, as always it’s best to contact the individual businesses within the park.
Local councils are also wanting to make sure that adults and young people from the local boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Waltham Forest and Tower Hamlets can be considered for work at the park. Your local “job shop” will be able to advise further, for example: Workplace (Stratford)