• WiFi available across Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
• Fountains outside the Stadium closed on major event days
Walking route between London Aquatics Centre and the ArcelorMittal Oribt
The route from the London Aquatics Centre to the ArcelorMittal Orbit across Thornton Bridge has been suspended due to urgent works to repair a gas main.
The bridge will be closed for a number of weeks and signage is in place to direct visitors to the Park to alternative routes between the venues.
The closure will also affect fans arriving and leaving the London Stadium. On match days there will be additional staff and signage to help fans follow a new temporary route to and from the London Stadium.
Lee Valley VeloPark and Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre car parking tariffs
Lee Valley VeloPark and Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre will be introducing car parking tariffs, which will come into effect from Monday 25 July 2016. This is because there is an increase in drivers parking there who aren’t participating in cycling, hockey or tennis activities and customers often experience difficulties in finding parking spaces. Please visit Lee Valley VeloPark website for their charges and the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre for their charges.
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.
Drones* are remote controlled aeroplanes, helicopters or other flying models often fitted with a camera.
* AKA UAV’s Unmanned Ariel Vehicles
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
* AKA UAV’s Unmanned Ariel Vehicles
Carpenters Road Lock Towpath closed
Please note that the Carpenters Road Lock Towpath will be closed until 31 January 2017. There will be diversions and closures, find out more here. 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 now closed until March 2017
Boat tours are now closed until March 2017 but are still available for private hire all year round.
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.
Fountains and water features in the Park will be turned off from 15 November
The fountains and water features in the Park will be turned off and drained down for winter protection from 15th November
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
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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