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.

• Foo Fighters – bag policy and event updates 
• Foo Fighters road closures 
• Great British Gardens temporary closure
• Tumbling Bay Playground repairs  
• ArcelorMittal Orbit closed for private event  
• Closures in the Park for Make the Future Live event  
• Here East temporary bus stop at Stratford City
• West Ham United match day security checks
• Fountains in the south of the Park
• Photography and filming on site
• Riverside paths
• Infrastructure works in the south of the Park
WiFi available across Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
• Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Waterways Update
Drones
Picnicking at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 


 

Foo Fighters – bag policy and event updates 

Please note all customers will be searched on entry and, to make entry to the venue as swift as possible, customers are encouraged NOT to bring a bag with them. Any bag larger than A4 will not be allowed in to the venue and there will not be a bag drop facility in operation. For further event info please follow - https://www.london-stadium.com/event/foo-fighters

 

Foo Fighters road closures

Please see the road closures for the two Foo Fighters concerts below:

Friday 22/06/18

Road Closure Timings

Road closure

From

To

Loop Road Closure (White Post Lane – Marshgate Lane)

07:00

00:30 /end of egress

Loop Road Closure (Marshgate Lane – Carpenters Road east)

07:00

00:30 /end of egress

Warton Road / Biggerstaff Road

14:00

00:30 /end of egress

Pudding Mill Lane / Marshgate Lane

14:00

00:30/end of egress

Pool Street

14:00

00:30/end of egress

Westfield Avenue (junction with Westfield Avenue)

14:00

00:30 /end of egress

Westfield Avenue (Further closure from Waterden Road to Roundhouse Lane via International Way)

21:30

00:30 /end of egress

Montfichet Road / Hitchcock Lane

14:00

00:30 /end of egress

Saturday 23/06/18

Road Closure Timings

Road closure

From

To

Loop Road Closure (White Post Lane – Marshgate Lane)

07:00

00:30 /end of egress

Loop Road Closure (Marshgate Lane – Carpenters Road east)

07:00

00:30 /end of egress

Warton Road / Biggerstaff Road

13:30

00:30 /end of egress

Pudding Mill Lane / Marshgate Lane

        13:30

00:30/end of egress

Pool Street

13:30

00:30/end of egress

Westfield Avenue (junction with Westfield Avenue)

 13:30

00:30 /end of egress

Westfield Avenue (Further closure from Waterden Road to Roundhouse Lane via International Way)

21:30

 

 00:30 /end of egress

Montfichet Road / Hitchcock Lane

13:30

00:30 /end of egress

 

Great British Gardens temporary closure

The Great British Gardens will be temporarily closed from 22—23 June whilst the Foo Fighters Concert is on. This is block off an unsafe route for large crowds to travel through and to protect the gardens. This route will re-open on Sunday morning 24 June.

Tumbling Bay Playground repairs

The rope bridge near Timber Lodge Café is currently out of order, due to repair work.

ArcelorMittal Orbit closed for private event

 Due to a private event taking place in the ArcelorMittal Orbit, please note the attraction will be open closed from 3pm on Thursday 5 July (last entry at 2.30pm) and all day on Friday 13 July. You can book your visit for another date and time here.

Closures in the Park for Make the Future Live event

Please note that in preparation for Make the Future Live event in July, closure of roads, footpaths and car park at the London Aquatics Centre will be required which will affect the way you arrive to the Centre.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please see below for details:

Footpaths
• From 00:01 on Friday 8 June to 22:00 on Monday 23 July the footpath from Carpenters Road to the London Aquatics Centre will be closed;
• From 00:01 on Friday 8 June to 22:00 on Monday 23 July the footpath along the Waterworks River from Warton Road to Thornton Street will be closed;
• From 00:01 on 16 June to 22:00 on 23 July the footpath along the Waterworks River from Carpenters Road to Tallow Bridge will be closed.

Roads
• From 00:01 on Monday 25 June to 06:00 on Saturday 14 July Pool Street will be closed, with exception for blue badge holders. During this period busses 339 and 108 will be on diversion;
• From 22:00 on Sunday 24 June to 06:00 Saturday 14 July Carpenters Road will be closed;
• From 00:01 on Sunday 1 July to 06:00 Tuesday 10 July Loop Road will be partly closed between Marshgate Lane and Carpenters Road.

Car Park
• From 22:00 on Friday 29 June to 08:00 on Wednesday 11 July the car park at the London Aquatics Centre will be closed.  Visitors are advised to park at Westfield Car Park B.
• Blue Badge parking will be re-located to Thornton Street by the ArcelorMittal Orbit. 
  During this period mobility scooters can be pre-booked by calling 0800 0722 110 quoting “Park Mobility”. Please note this service is chargeable £5 per day.

For more information on the event click here.

Here East temporary bus stop at Stratford City

There are currently some roadworks in place which are effecting the Here East shuttle bus route. Therefore, the Stratford City Station bus stop has temporarily moved across the road to the Stratford City Bus Station and will depart from Bus Stop W. The rest of the shuttle route will remain the same, departing from Stratford International at Bus Stop E and arriving in the Yard at Here East. View the map here

West Ham United match day security checks

Please be aware that bag search checkpoints will be stationed directly adjacent to the bridges leading on to Stadium Island and all bags will be subject to checks on match days. Click here for more information. 

Fountains

The fountains in the south of the Park will be on 10am – 4pm, from Friday 30 March. Please note that the fountains will not be operational on Stadium event days (such as West Ham United home games), or if the temperature falls below 5 degrees celsius.

Photography and filming on site

During events on the Park, crowd filming and photography may take place. These images may then be used to promote the individual event, or Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and its venues.

Riverside paths

Following periods of heavy rain, the paths closest to the River Lea, especially in the north of the Park, can be prone to flooding. This is a natural part of the Park’s role as a flood basin for the housing in the Lea Valley. Please be careful near the river when water levels are high, and follow signage or instructions from staff if paths are closed.

Infrastructure works in the south of the Park

In order to build new infrastructure to support the development of new communities at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and its surrounding areas, new areas of temporary hoarding will be in place in the south of the Park from January 2018 to winter 2018. This hoarding will run from next to Stadium Bridge 2, through Mandeville Place and up to Waterden Road. All of these areas of the Park will remain open during this time, but the following will require changes in route:

• From June access to the Copper Box Arena or Here East coming from Westfield Avenue or the south of the Park will now involve crossing into the north of the Park, due to pavement closures (similarly, access to the south of the Park from the Copper Box Arena or Here East will involve a diversion). Please take care when crossing the road, and use recommended crossing points.
• There will be no access to Stadium Bridge 3 or the Bobby Moore Academy from Mandeville Place (access from the Marshgate Lane side of Marshgate Terrace will remain unchanged). 
• On Stadium event days Bridge 2 will be open subject to security checks. Please follow the directions of stewards to reach Bridge 3 from Mandeville Place. 
• The Mandeville Place/ Stadium Bridge 2 cycle parking will be unavailable. Alternative cycle parking can be found near Carpenters Road Lock, and at the Copper Box Arena.
• Alternative routes will be put in place for access to the Great British Gardens.
• The temporary entrance to the Park from opposite the Monier Road Bridge will be closed, and alternative routes will be put in place.

Please see here for a map of the forthcoming changes. Cyclists and pedestrians are asked to take care around areas of hoarding, especially in busy areas or on narrow routes.

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.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Waterways Update 

The loop of waterways around the London Stadium, which includes the Old River Lea, City Mill River and St Thomas Creek, is open to public navigation for cruising without the need for prior booking.

Customers wishing to book passage through Carpenters Road, City Mill or Three Mills Lock can now do so by clicking here.

A minimum 7 days notice is required to make a booking and bookings can be made more than one year in advance. Passage is available 9am to 5pm every day with the exception of closures for maintenance, events security or unsafe weather conditions for navigation. Planned closures will be advertised using our normal channels and procedures.

If you have any queries in relation to lock bookings in the Park please email or call 0303 040 4040

A map of the waterways is available here.

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

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: 9.30am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm
Matchday: 9am-Kick-off (Re-opens after final whistle) 

07:00 - 20:00

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