Tours and trails
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is set across hundreds of acres with so much to see and explore. To help you make the most of your time on the Park, we have a number of fantastic trails to follow and a range of guided tours available to book.
There are numerous trails for you to explore which will take you to all different corners of the Park. You can follow the links below to download the maps or ask at the Park Information Point for more details.
London 2012 Trail
Relive and celebrate the thrill of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games with our London 2012 trail – you’ll hear the sounds of Team GB and ParalymicsGB success and get active as you see how you measure up against the best sporting stars in the world!
Children's Adventures in the Park Trail
The exciting Explorer’s Guide to Adventures in the Park is the perfect activity for children to get outside in nature and enjoy the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The guide’s ‘secret missions’ will encourage young ones to explore and interact with London’s newest Park.
Feeling artistic? The Park is also packed with loads of amazing art – you’ll be able to explore them all with our Art in the Park trail. Inspired by local history, landscape and ground-breaking events; there are lots of interesting artworks to discover!
Parkland and Wildlife Trail
And for the nature lovers among you, you can observe, listen and discover bustling animal habitats, waterways, colourful flowers and plants with our Biodiversity and Landscape Exploring Walk – look out for framed panels and plaques in the ground to find out more.
Discover the Park Trail
Find out all about the Park's active trails, little-known stories and fantastic spots to explore. Whether you're inspired by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games or interested in finding the Park's flowers, plants and wildlife – there's something for everyone! Download the trail and get exploring!
Groundbreakers: Heritage trail and guide
Telling the back story of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park site from the Bronze Age to the Digital Age
The area now occupied by the Park has a long and complex history of human settlement, manufacture, and recreational use, as well as a changing population of plants and animals. In these ways the site has continually responded to the larger forces at work in London - and the world - over the past centuries. This tour celebrates the area before the Park with a free, online map and guide features information and photographs about 32 historic sites and topics, a downloadable guidebook, and an Augmented Reality trail accessed using QR codes displayed at nine key locations in the Park. There are also teaching materials and session plans for schools and youth groups visiting the Park, developed by a professional teacher and field trip leader. Find out more.
Did you know
If you're in the Park at dusk, you might see bats swooping in and out of 150 bat boxes or hunting along the River Lea under the bridges. Look out for the bat sensor boxes that track activity on the Park. Find out more in our Parklife and Wildlife trail.
Our various tours are a great way to get an in-depth view of the history, present and future plans for the Park and east London. See if one of the below options looks like the one for you!
Guided Walking Tours
Join one of our expert Park Champion volunteer guides on a walking tour of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. From its conception, creation, use during the Games of 2012 through to its transformation into the beautiful Park we have today – hear about the history of the area, parklands and wildlife, biodiversity and sustainability, artworks, continuing legacy transformation and the world-class sporting venues.
Public Walks last around 90 minutes.
London Stadium Tours
Whether a lifelong West Ham United fan, fascinated by London 2012 facts and figures or interested in how a concert is staged at the stadium, then this will be the tour for you. Get a behind-the-scenes look at London Stadium and learn all about this 60,000 capacity venue.
Large Group Tours
For larger groups coming to the Park we recommend booking a custom-designed tour led by professional local Blue Badge Tourist Guides.
London’s Blue Badge Guides have been leading tours in and around the Park since 2008 and have witnessed at first-hand the transformation of the whole area. With specialist itineraries created for your specific group’s needs and interests, Guides make these tours interactive and engaging. The tours can be part of a full day exploring East London or we can cover the highlights in an hour. Tours can be on foot, by coach or a combination of both.
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Park Boat Tours
You can also take a tour by boat! Relax and unwind on a guided boat tour along the river that runs through the Park. You’ll pass through beautifully landscaped parklands in the shadows of some of the iconic venues from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games - the London Stadium, ArcelorMittal Orbit, the London Aquatics Centre and Lee Valley VeloPark, all while learning fascinating facts about the Park and its future from a professional tour guide. Tours take around three hours and run on selected weekends. Private group and school tours are also available.