Make your trip to the IAAF World Championships even better

The IAAF World Championships have taken the world by storm, with athletes reassembling on the Park five years after one of the greatest Olympic and Paralympic Games ever! 

The Park is the perfect place for avid sports fans to relive those magic memories and embrace the legacy. Whether you've travelled all this way to watch Usain Bolt run his final race or just want to walk in the footsteps of your favourite athlete, you won't want to miss our recommendations for the perfect 3-hour warm up.

1) Make a splash in the Pool of Champions

Front crawl, breast stroke or butterfly your way through the same pool which has welcomed the likes of Michael Phelps and Rebecca Adlington over the years. The competition pool is open to the public for swimming, so book a session or turn up on the door and go for a memorable swim!


2) Explore the free London 2012 trail

Pick up a free copy of the London 2012 trail from the information point just outside of the London Aquatics centre. Relive the magic of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on this spectacular trail - you’ll hear the sounds of Team GB and Paralympics GB success and the chance to see how you measure up against the best sporting stars in the world!


3) Check out the amazing skyline views

Designed by acclaimed artist Anish Kapoor, the ArcelorMittal Orbit is the UK's tallest sculpture! Journey 80 metres up into the air and enjoy interactive screens, mesmerising art, a superb spiralling staircase and two indoor and outdoor viewing platforms with panoramic views of up to 20 miles across London! 


4) Ride the world's longest and tallest tunnel Slide

At 178 metres long, the world’s longest tunnel slide passes through light and dark sections with London’s dramatic skyscape whizzing by. Sliders circle around the ArcelorMittal Orbit 12 times as they weave their way through the famous loops and curves of the iconic structure, including a tight corkscrew section named the ‘bettfeder’ – after the German word for ‘bedspring’ – before a 50 metre straight run back down to earth!


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