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Experience the legacy of London 2012

The legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games lives on at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. If you're looking to reminiscence about that enchanting summer, where the world's eyes were fixed on London or want to see how much the area has changed in the years since the Games, then read on for our top 10 recommendations for a nostalgic day out.

Be the legacy

A main goal of hosting London 2012 was increasing the access to world-class sporting facilities. You can step into the shoes of champions with these 2012 Games themed activities:

1. Visit London Aquatics Centre to swim in the Olympic and Paralympic pool or Lee Valley VeloPark to try the velodrome track which proved so successful for Team GB during the Games. 

2. Watch live sport! There is so much professional sport happening across the Park all year round, you're bound to find something to inspire you. 

3. Take a London Stadium Tour and step out onto the hallowed grounds that hosted the London 2012 Olympic Games. Alternatively you can recreate some of the best moments of the 2012 Games by booking a session at the London Marathon Community Track.

Visit iconic London 2012 landmarks

There are countless stunning venues from London 2012 that still grace the Park, and the best part? You can witness these architectural icons for free.

4. Even if you don't fancy getting your sporting gear on, stopping in just to marvel at the design greatness of the London Aquatics Centre, Copper Box Arena and Lee Valley VeloPark is worth the walk around the Park. 

5. Get above the skyline at the ArcelorMittal Orbit and take in the gorgeous views of the Park from one of the most striking and enduring visual legacies of the Games.

6. Grab a selfie at the famous Olympic Rings or the equally impressive Agitos, the symbol of the Paralympic Games, in the north of the Park.

Mark the changing landscape

If you haven't revisited the Park since the enchanting summer of London 2012, prepare to be astounded by its remarkable transformation, leaving behind an enduring legacy for London.

7. Experience Here East - what used to be International Press and Broadcast centre for the Games is now Here East – home to a thriving technology and innovation campus and canalside bars, restaurants and even a Spa!

8. Explore East Village - the former Athletes' Village is now home to thousands of people as well as some London hidden gems with great bars, experimental cuisine and wellness spaces.

9. Honour the Paralympics at Mandeville Place, an orchard area dedicated to the legacy of one of the most successful Paralympic Games.

10. Ge excited for East Bank, the new cultural district coming to the heart of the Park.

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