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 to enjoy.

The Aquatics Centre has re-opened as a leisure centre where members of the public can book sessions in both the training and competition pools. 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 park also has the Tumbling Bay Playground and Timber Lodge 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. 

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

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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

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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