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.

• Ride London road closures
• Stadium Island closure dates
• The London 2017 summer of Athletics road closures 
• London Stadium tours - updated summer opening times 
• Fountains outside the Stadium closed on major event days 
Food restrictions and bag searches at Beach East, 21 July - 3 September 2017
• Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Waterways Update
Drones
Picnicking at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 


 Ride London road closures

Please be aware Carpenters Road will be closed on 29 July from 2pm. This road will also be closed on Sunday along with Waterden Road and Westfield Avenue from 2am on Sunday.  Please see additional road closures for Sunday below. All roads will open as usual at 12pm on Sunday.

• Honor Lee Ave (access only for residents, stop/go boards in use)
• Olympic Park Ave from Temple Mills Lane, closed at the junction with Olympic Park Ave (access only for residents)
• Abercrombie Road (diversion via Temple Mills Lane)
• Henrietta St/Leyton Road
• High Road Leyton/Temple Mills Lane
• International Way/Roundhouse Lane (local access only)
• International Way/Celebration Ave (local access only)
• Lee Conservancy Road/Eastway
• Liberty Bridge Road/Leyton Road
• Penny Brookes Street
• Rothbury Road/Wansbeck Road
• Warton Rd/High Street
• White Post Lane / Carpenters Lane / Loop Road

Stadium Island closure dates

Stadium island will be closed for general access during the Muller Anniversary Games (July 9), the International Para Athletics Championships (July 14—23) and the World Athletics Championships (August 4—13) and on some dates outside of these times during the preparations for the events.  The Stadium Store is open each day.

Stadium Island will be closed at the following points:

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.

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. On competition days there will be hard road closures from 3 hours before a session starts until approximately 2 hours after a session ends - likely to be between 11.45pm and 12.45am each day. If there are two sessions on that day the roads will remain closed.

Date

Westfield Avenue

Montfichet Road

Pool Street

Loop Road

Marshgate Lane (Authorised Vehicles Only from Barbers Road)

Friday 14 July

16:00 - 00:30

16:00 - 00:30

16:00 - 00:30

07:00 - 00:00

07:00 - 00:00

Saturday 15 July

07:00 - 00:30

07:00 - 00:30

07:00 - 00:30

07:00 - 00:00

07:00 - 00:00

Sunday 16 July

07:00 - 00:30

07:00 - 00:30

07:00 - 00:30

07:00 - 00:00

07:00 - 00:00

Monday 17 July

07:30 - 00:00

07:30 - 00:00

07:30 - 00:00

07:00 - 00:00

07:00 - 00:00

Tuesday 18 July

07:30 - 00:30

07:30 - 00:30

07:30 - 00:30

07:00 - 00:00

07:00 - 00:00

Wednesday 19 July

16:00 - 00:30

16:00 - 00:30

16:00 - 00:30

07:00 - 00:00

07:00 - 00:00

Thursday 20 July

16:00 - 00:30

16:00 - 00:30

16:00 - 00:30

07:00 - 00:00

07:00 - 00:00

Friday 21 July

16:00 - 00:30

16:00 - 00:30

16:00 - 00:30

07:00 - 00:00

07:00 - 00:00

Saturday 22 July

07:00 - 00:00

07:00 - 00:00

07:00 - 00:00

07:00 - 00:00

07:00 - 00:00

Sunday 23 July

07:00 - 00:00

07:00 - 00:00

07:00 - 00:00

07:00 - 00:00

07:00 - 00:00

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.

Road closures for the IAAF World Athletics Championships will be available shortly.

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.

London Stadium tours - updated summer opening times

Stadium tours will be closed until late August. Please contact London Stadium for further enquiries.

Fountains outside the Stadium on major event days

During this summer of athletics we expect that it will not be possible to operate the fountains on some days as follows:

Saturday 15 – Tuesday 18 July
Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 July
Saturday 05 – Sunday 06 August
Friday 11 – Saturday 12 August

On all other days the fountains will operate until 4pm. Please note that these dates are subject to change.

Food restrictions and bag searches at Beach East, 21 July - 3 September 2017

Only food purchased from Beach East can be consumed at the event - exceptions will be made for: bottled water, baby food, special diet food and food for medical purposes. Visitors to Beach East are welcome to enjoy a picnic on the Park before entering the event! 

A mandatory bag search policy will be in place - only one bag is permitted per person!  

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Waterways Update

In 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 Canal and River Trust 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. The booking system will be accessible online and through contacting the Canal and River Trust. Access onto the Waterworks River will be available from 9am to 5pm seven days a week with the exception of closures for maintenance, events security or unsafe weather conditions for navigation. Planned closures will be advertised using the Canal and River Trust's normal channels and procedures. 

A map of the waterways is available here

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.

Carpenters Road Lock Towpath closed 

Restoration is nearing completion and the towpaths are starting to reopen. 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, but will be operating throughout the Summer.

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.

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