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 and boasts a range of world-class sports facilities, beautiful parklands and waterways, and spectacular views from the ArcelorMittal Orbit.

Swim in the wake of champions in the two Olympic-sized swimming pools at the London Aquatics Centre, where members of the public can book sessions in both the training and competition pools, or experience the thrill of four different types of cycling at the Lee Valley VeloPark

Work out in the state-of-the-art gym in the Copper Box Arena, which is also home to London's only professional basketball team, the London Lions. Enjoy a game of tennis or battle it out on Union Jack-inspired hockey pitches at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre

Visitors can also learn about the history of the area and London 2012 by joining a boat tour or guided walking trail. The park is also home to the Tumbling Bay Playground and Timber Lodge café, tree-lined promenades and interactive water fountains.  

Those with a head for heights can take a trip up to the top of Britain's tallest sculpture, the ArcelorMittal Orbit by Anish Kapoor, which offers fantastic views across London.

In 2015, the Stadium will reopen for five matches of the Rugby World Cup before opening permanently as the new home of West Ham United Football Club in 2016.

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Venues

Copper Box Arena

The Copper Box Arena 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.

London Aquatics Centre

The London 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

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre is the new home of England Hockey. Facilities include two hockey pitches, four indoor tennis courts and six outdoor courts, as well as a £30 million clubhouse.

The site was formerly known as Eton Manor and hosted wheelchair tennis during the London 2012 Games.

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.

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