Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Tour

Today I was lucky enough to attend a coach tour organised by the people in charge of turning the Olympic Park into something fit for future generations.

Allegedly the first public park to be created in Britain for close to 150 years, it will be called the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and will partially open in July next year.

Coach trips of the park during it’s transformation can be booked through the London Legacy Development Corporation and it is they who are responsible for making everything happen. 

Taking just under an hour and a half the tour takes you all around the park giving great views of all the sites such as the stadium itself, the copper box, the Velo park, aquatics centre, former athletes village and the energy centre.

They don’t let you off to wander around unfortunately but it is free and the guide is informative giving lots of insight into the thinking behind the park and pointing out things that the layman may not notice.

Tours are apparantely booked up until Christmas but they are available next year and can be found by keeping an eye on the website here.

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The Olympic Stadium and the Orbit

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The Energy Centre on the Olympic Park

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The Velodrome, centrepiece of the new Velo Park

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Building work in front of the Olympic Stadium

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The Olympic Stadium from a distance