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.

Road closures at the Park on Saturday 30 April due to Virgin Sport Hackney Half Marathon
Road closures at the Park between 22 - 31 May
WiFi available across Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Road closures at the Park on Saturday 30 April due to Virgin Sport Hackney Half Marathon

It is intended to close the entire route in just one phase at 7.00am in order to prepare the route and install infrastructure. The traffic order will be until 2.00pm for the Half Marathon. A further extension will be put into place for the closure of Homerton Road between 1.00pm and 3.00pm. This specific road closure is for the 5.5km race which is on closed roads.

The roads which will be closed are:
• White Post Lane
• Southern Loop Road
• Marshgate Lane
• Carpenters Road (between the London Aquatics Centre and White Post Lane);
• Clarnico Lane
• Waterden Road
• Westfield Avenue (between Waterden Road and Olympic Park Avenue)
• Lesney Avenue
• Copper Street
• East Bay Lane
• Parkes Street
• Eastway (between Waterden Road and Osbourne Road) – access for the MSCP will be maintained.

Pool Street will remain open throughout the event for access to the London Aquatics Centre Car Park, ArcelorMittal Orbit and South Park lawn due to the build site of Shell Make The Future Live. 

Road closures at the Park between 22 - 31 May

Make The Future Live will take place on the Park from Thursday 25 – Sunday 28 May 2017. Road closures will be implemented to facilitate the event between 22 - 31 May, which will affect users of the London Aquatics Centre. 

The London Aquatics Centre car park will be closed from Saturday 22 May -Wednesday 31 May 2017 and will re-open for London Aquatics Centre users on Thursday 1 June 2017. 

The London Aquatics Centre blue badge parking will be out of use from Wednesday 17 May to Wednesday 31 May 2017.   Please note between 22 May – 31 May, 15 blue badge parking bays will be relocated to Stratford Waterfront, still within close proximity to the London Aquatics Centre. Diversion signs will be in place to direct customers to this parking.

Coach drop off is still available at London Aquatics Centre until Friday 19 May, after which there will be no coach drop off in the South of the Park until 1 June 2017. 

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.


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 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 

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.

West Ham United matches

On days when West Ham United are playing home games in the London Stadium, there will be road closures in the area immediately around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. These are likely to begin three hours prior to kick off, 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 games and 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 

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