Visiting Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Now that the London 2012 Games are over, the Olympic Park has been transformed into Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is now open. The south section fully opens on 5 April 2014, following the opening of the Aquatics Centre, where members of the public can book sessions in both the training and competition pools.

The park also has a playground and café for visitors. The gym at the Copper Box is open to the public and visitors can explore the entire area on an Olympic Walk. The park is predicted to have 9.3 million visitors a year by 2016, hosting hundreds of events each year including sport and entertainment. 

Four other venues remain within the park: the Stadium, Lee Valley VeloPark, Copper Box and Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. West Ham United Football Club will move into the stadium in summer 2016, after it is transformed into a UEFA Category 4 venue with 54,000 seats.

The ArcelorMittal Orbit by Anish Kapoor is Britain's tallest piece of public art and offers visitors fantastic views across London.

Read more about the park and sign-up for email updates at QueenElizabethOlympicPark.co.uk.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Venues

The Copper Box

The Copper Box was the first venue in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to reopen to the public. Now home to the London Lions basketball team, it is a major venue for everything from premiership basketball to pop concerts. There's also a public gym, sports hall and cafe.

Aquatics Centre

The Aquatics Centre boasts two 50m pools and a 25m diving pool. Following a post-Olympics transformation, the venue is now a swimming centre with swimming lessons, family fun sessions and a café. It will also host a number of national and international swimming and diving events.

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre

Eton Manor hosted wheelchair tennis during the London 2012 Games and has reopened as Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. Facilities include two hockey pitches, four indoor tennis courts and six outdoor courts, as well as a £30 million clubhouse. Opening May 2014

Lee Valley VeloPark

Lee Valley VeloPark is located in and around London's award-winning Olympic Velodrome. The centre offers facilities including a one-mile road cycle circuit, the remodelled Olympic BMX track and 8km (5 miles) of mountain bike trails.

The Stadium

The Olympic Stadium hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Games, as well as the athletics and paralympic athletics. West Ham United Football Club will move into the stadium in summer 2016, after it is transformed into a UEFA Category 4 venue with 54,000 seats.

ArcelorMittal Orbit

The ArcelorMittal Orbit is Britain's tallest sculpture at 114.5m (376ft). Located next to the Olympic Stadium, the Orbit's two viewing platforms offer unrivalled views of London from the east. The sculpture was created by contemporary art and design masters Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond. Opens April 2014.