Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park information

London , England
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Tube: Stratford
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The glittering centrepiece of London's 2012 Olympic Games, this vast 227-hectare expanse includes the main Olympic venues as well as playgrounds, walking and cycling trails, gardens and a diverse mix of wetland, woodland, meadow and other wildlife habitats as an environmentally fertile legacy for the future. The main focal point is the stadium , with a Games capacity of 80,000, scaled back to 54,000 seats for its new role as the home ground for West Ham United FC.

Other signature buildings include the London Aquatics Centre , Lee Valley VeloPark , ArcelorMittal Orbit and the Copper Box Arena , a 6000-seat indoor venue for sports and concerts. Then there's Here East , a vast 'digital campus' covering an area equivalent to 16 football fields.

For a different perspective on the park, or if you're feeling lazy, take a tour through its waterways with Lee & Stort Boats .