A Walk in the Park - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was the buzzing location for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It has become a new national and international sport and leisure destination as well as an exciting cultural and residential area of the capital.
Part of the Park is managed by the London Legacy Development Corporation whilst the northern part (including Lee Valley VeloPark and Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre) is managed by the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority and Vibrant Partnerships.
During this walk you will find out about some of the hidden gems in the Park whilst spotting some of the most iconic Olympic sporting venues.
Starting at Lee Valley VeloPark with four cycling disciplines you will pass the Olympic rings as you stroll along Hopkins Fields towards the Copper Box arena. As you cross the road the Olympic Stadium (now home to West Ham and re named the London Stadium) will come into view and you can take a leisurely walk taking in the ArcelorMittal Orbit and the London Aquatics Centre.
The new pleasure gardens are a delight to walk through and you will loop round the bottom of the Park coming back through the amazing wetlands which should have a wealth of wildlife on display. Passing back up by the Timber Lodge and then through the Tumbling Bay Playground you will return to the Lee Valley VeloPark car park. The walk is between an hour and a half and two hours long.
Meeting Point – Lee Valley VeloPark car park. NOTE: Lee Valley VeloPark and Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre have chargeable car parking
Bring some change for refreshments at Lee Valley VeloPark café whilst watching cyclists hit the world's fastest track!
All ages are welcome
Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead
Please wear suitable clothing for the weather and sturdy shoes for walking
If you are interested in wildlife and iconic Olympic venues bring your binoculars to get a better look
Nearest stations/tube: Stratford, Stratford International, Leyton
Lee Valley VeloPark is a 20 minute walk from all three stations.
Several bus routes connect to Stratford and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with the key routes being: 388, 308, 339, 97 and N205 which all stop near Lee Valley VeloPark.
A limited number of blue badge holder car parking spaces are available, please call the venue in advance to book.