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here is Olympic Park in London?
Olympic Park is on the east side of London, straddling four city districts – Stratford, Old Ford, Leyton and Hackney Wick. It is just south of Hackney Marshes and west of Victoria Park.
Wondering how to get to Olympic Park? The good news is it's one of the best-connected places in London. 10 tube and train links go through Olympic Park, including the Elizabeth line, Central and Jubilee lines. You can also get there by bus, while each of London's major railway stations is less than 40 minutes away.
What is there to do in Olympic Park?
1. Head to the top of the ArcelorMittal Orbit
The ArcelorMittal Orbit is the UK's tallest sculpture, and you can go right to the top when you visit Olympic Park. Take in some stunning views of London while at the top – you can see a bunch of famous landmarks, including Big Ben, the O2 and many of the venues for the 2012 London Olympics.
Plus, experience all the thrills of The Slide, which loops around the ArcelorMittal Orbit, or test your mettle by taking on the UK's highest freefall abseil.
2. Take in an event at the London Stadium
You might remember the London Stadium as where memorable sporting moments from the 2012 Olympics took place. You can still see plenty of live action there today, too, as it has since become a multi-use stadium.
Sports fans can get tickets to see Premier League outfit West Ham United. In the summer, you'll be able to watch The London Diamond League, which features some of the biggest names in athletics. If musical events are more your thing, great! The stadium hosts magnificent concerts, with Robbie Williams, Beyoncé and the Red Hot Chili Peppers headlining concerts previously.
3. Join an Olympic Park tour
There are hundreds of acres of Olympic Park to explore, and what better way to take in the sights than joining one of the five trails on offer?
Choose from trails including London 2012, Children's Adventures in the Park, Art, Parkland and Wildlife and Discover the Park to get the most out of your Olympic Park adventure. On selected weekends, you can even jump on a guided boat tour and learn more about Olympic Park while taking in views of iconic venues and beautiful landscapes.
4. Get active in a London 2012 venue
Follow in the footsteps of legendary London 2012 athletes by playing sports in one of the official venues of the games. The Copper Box Arena, Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre and London Aquatics Centre are open to the public. You can try swimming, cycling, hockey and many other sports.
5. Grab a coffee and a bite to eat at The Last Drop
Look no further than The Last Drop if you want to stop somewhere in Olympic Park for lunch or a coffee. The café is next to the ArcelorMittal Orbit, and you can drop in between 10:00 and 18:00 daily. Cakes, pastries and light lunches are available, with all food fresh and locally sourced.
Is it free to enter Olympic Park?
Entry to Olympic Park is always completely free of charge. The park is open seven days a week, and there is no cost to get in, whichever day you choose to visit.
Can you tour the Olympic Stadium?
Yes, you can! Guided tours of the Olympic Stadium (London Stadium) are available on selected days. Visitors will be treated to an informative stadium tour with plenty of content about the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. You'll also get to go into the West Ham dressing room, stand pitch side and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views. Tickets cost between £12 and £22, with discounts for West Ham season ticket holders.