Latest coronavirus updates

Last updated: Monday 24 May at 8:00am

The Park is open to visitors, with the parklands and canal paths still accessible to all, seven days a week. The very latest Government guidance regarding restrictions can be found here.

London's parks are important at this time to give people the space they need to exercise and relax outdoors. The acres of open space are ideal for keeping active in the fresh air, while enjoying nature and the iconic surroundings.  

Park users must follow social distancing guidelines to keep everyone safe and limit groups to no more than 30 people outdoors. Groups indoors are limited to six people or two households.

The safety of our visitors is our top priority. Therefore, barbecues are not allowed at the Park due to the fire hazard. Please also keep dogs on a lead, unless signage states it's ok to remove the lead in areas of the north of the Park.

More information about the facilities and venues on the Park can be found below:

  • The ArcelorMittal Orbit is open. You can book your tickets for the world’s longest tunnel slide and buy gift vouchers here.
  • The venues at the Park have reopened, with special measures in place to keep you safe. Most sessions will need to be pre-booked – please visit the venues' websites for the latest information. To get in contact with the venues directly, you can find details here.
  • Many of the restaurants, cafés and bars on and around the Park have reopened, in line with Government guidelines. Many also continue to offer takeaway and delivery services. Please check directly with each establishment before travelling.
  • Toilets are open 10am – 6pm and are located at The Podium near the ArcelorMittal Orbit and at the Timber Lodge. Please see a map here. There is an increased cleaning regime in place to ensure visitors are as safe as possible.
  • Play areas are open, with only some areas closed off. There is clear signage telling users to take precautions. The Waterworks Fountains in the south of the Park are switched off.
  • The swan pedalos are operational.
  • The outdoor gyms at the Park are open.
  • Our Security team are continually monitoring the Park – if you need to get in contact to report an incident, please call 0300 2012 121.
  • Please check our What’s On page for the latest events information.


Read more about why parks are so important during these challenging times in our interview with Executive Director of Park Operations and Venues, Mark Camley. 

Here are some ways that you can help us to keep the Park as safe as possible:

  • Maintain social distancing with people you don't know at all times.
  • Limit groups to no more than 30 people.
  • Take any litter home with you – this reduces the need for frequent refuse collection and keeps our Park clean and tidy.
  • Do not bring a barbecue.
  • Keep your dog on a lead, unless signage states it's ok to remove the lead in areas of the north of the Park.
  • Car parking is very limited around the Park, so we encourage visitors to walk or cycle to the Park.

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