Latest Visitor Information

The Park is open everyday, however venues have different opening times, or there will be construction work taking place around the Park. Please click on the links below for the latest visitor information.

• Stadium Island closure dates
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Waterways Update
London Stadium tours - updated summer opening times
WiFi available across Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Tumbling Bay Playground water pump maintenance
Drones
Security checks at the Park
The London 2017 summer of Athletics road closures
Picnicking at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 


Stadium Island closure dates

Stadium Island will be closed on 3 and 4 June for the Depeche Mode concert and from 16—24 June for the Guns N’ Roses and Robbie Williams concerts. The main point of entry to the Stadium will be via the Stadium bridges.

Stadium Island will be closed at the following points as shown on the below map:

A. Blue Bridge over City Mill River
B. Tow Path entry adjacent to Gate 1
C. Tow Path under H17 Bridge
D. Tow Path under HO4/ Bridge 5

Each closure Point will be signed seven days in advance stating the extent of the closure. Waterways will remain open during all concerts.

Please be aware that there will be no Stadium tours  available on 3 and 4 June.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Waterways Update

July 2017 the Loop of waterways around the London Stadium, which includes the Old River Lea, City Mill River and St Thomas Creek, will open to public navigation for cruising without the need for prior booking. Closures will occur from time to time as part of the security requirements for high profile events in the Park.  Boaters will be notified in advance of any closures via the Trust’s stoppage notifications and notices on site.  

From August 2017 onwards Waterworks River and Three Mills Wall River, which runs adjacent to the loop, will be accessible by prior booking only through Carpenters Road Lock, City Mill Lock and Three Mills Lock as it is a flood relief channel. We are currently developing a management plan that will help provide the level of staffing, maintenance and signage.

A map of the waterways is available here

London Stadium tours - updated summer opening times

Due to numerous events taking place at the London Stadium throughout summer, the stadium tours have updated their opening hours:

The tours will take place as usual, 10am - 3pm every 30 minutes, from Monday 5 - Tuesday 13 June and on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 June.

The tours will therefore be closed from Wednesday 14 - Sunday 18 June, and from Wednesday 21 June until late August. Please contact London Stadium for further enquiries.

WiFi available across Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Visitors now have access to free WiFi across the Park, including many of its venues. To sign into the Park's free WiFi, simply select it from the list of available networks. You will then be asked to provide your name and email address as part of a short registration process.

Tumbling Bay Playground water pump maintenance

Please note that one of the water pumps is currently undergoing maintenance and will be back up and running as soon as possible!

Drones

General use of drones and remote controlled flying models is not permitted on any area of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Only commercial drone activity is permitted and requires a 1 month notice period to assess and turn around applications. Applications can be made to film@londonlegacy.co.uk and must conform to CAA standards for UAV flights together with the Air Navigation Order 2009. Drones* are remote controlled aeroplanes, helicopters or other flying models often fitted with a camera.

*Drones are remote controlled aeroplanes, helicopters or other flying models often fitted with a camera.   
* AKA UAV’s Unmanned Ariel Vehicles

Security checks at the Park

In light of recent events we have increased security both on the Park and at our venues. If you are visiting one of our venues, please allow a little more time for bag checks and searches and consider if you need to bring a bag with you.

The London 2017 summer of Athletics road closures

Please note that there will be road closures around the Park due to the World Para Athletics Championships (14 July – 23 July) and IAAF World Championships (4 August – 13 August) which take place at the London Stadium this summer. During both championships, the following road closures will be in place to enable spectators to get to and from the London Stadium:

Westfield Avenue
Montfichet Road (between Stratford City Bus Station and Warton Road)
Pool Street 

The road closures will come into effect at different times on different dates, as explained in the table below:

World Para Athletics Championships

Date

Road closed from

 

Friday 14 July

4pm

Saturday 15 July

7am

Sunday 16 July

7am

Monday 17 July

7.30am

Tuesday 18 July

7.30am

Wednesday 19 July

4pm

Thursday 20 July

4pm

Friday 21 July

4pm

Saturday 22 July

7am

Sunday 23 July

7am

 

IAAF World Championships

Friday 4 August

3pm

Saturday 5 August

7am

Sunday 6 August

7am

Monday 7 August

3pm

Tuesday 8 August

3pm

Wednesday 9 August

3.30pm

Thursday 10 August

3pm

Friday 11 August

7am

Saturday 12 August

7am

Sunday 13 August

3.30pm


The London Aquatics Centre Car Park will remain open during these times with access from the Hackney Wick direction along Carpenters Road only. We encourage everyone wanting to use the London Aquatics Centre car park to leave extra time for your journey. Buses will also be on diversion routes on these days, please see TFL website for more details on diversion routes during this period.

Roads will be reopened as soon as possible - likely to be between 11.45pm and 12.45am each day.
 
This will be the biggest sporting event to come to London since the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012! Some tickets are still available – to be sure of your seat head over to london2017athletics.com for full details of both competitions and ticket availability.

Carpenters Road Lock Towpath closed 

Please note that the Carpenters Road Lock Towpath is closed. Restoration is now in progress! Carpenters Road lock was a major part of 1930s flood alleviation work in the Lower Lea Valley. Unused for over 40 years its restoration will bring a forgotten piece of local heritage back to life in the heart of the Park. For more information please visit the Canal and River Trust website

Boat tours are closed on West Ham United match days at the Stadium

Please be aware that boat tours will not be operational on the park on West Ham United match days at the Stadium.

Picnicking at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Visitors to the Park are very welcome to picnic in many of the area's wonderful green spaces. The Park and its venues are often very busy with a huge programme of events and activities, so it's always good to check this page and our events listing for details of what's happening when and where and for details of closures of outdoor spaces, paths, roads or venues.

For groups of more than 30 people, you will need to contact our Events team to discuss locations and terms and conditions. Find out more, and read our general guidance on picnicking in the Park, here.

Fountains outside the Stadium

Please note that the fountains which are located outside the Stadium will be closed on major event days.

London Stadium summer concerts road closure information

When concerts take place at London Stadium this summer, there will be road closures in the area immediately around the Park. These are likely to begin three hours prior to the start of the event, and last until fans have finished leaving the London Stadium (up to two hours after the match ends). Roads likely to be affected are: 

  • Westfield Avenue
  • Loop Road between White Post Lane and Marshgate Lane, and between Marshgate Lane and Carpenters Road East
  • Montfichet Road

Closures may vary due to individual circumstances.  

West Ham United's Stadium Store

West Ham United’s Stadium Store in the Park is now open. For more information click here. The opening hours are:

Monday to Friday: 9.30 – 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: 11am to 5pm