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Grab your chance to make use of one of London's most spectacular public spaces and make the Park your next event venue.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are welcoming event enquiries and applications for when events are allowed to take place. We are working closely with the local authorities and Public Health England to bring events back in a COVID-19 secure way.
Event applicants will need to demonstrate they can organise and operate their event in line with current legislation and with safe management of COVID-19. London Borough of Newham have produced useful guidelines which are updated as information changes, available here.
Further useful links for Events guidance during Covid-19 can be found further down this page.
Opportunities at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
The Park is a great destination for organisers and audiences of events of all types and scales. Since the Park reopened in 2013, we’ve hosted music festivals, concerts, sporting events, charity challenges, corporate away days, community celebrations and more. Over five million visitors a year now come and enjoy the Park’s world-famous facilities.
With its excellent transport connections and prime location in the heart of a vibrant and growing community, the Park is an easily accessible space in a thriving part of East London. The Park boasts a selection of spectacular licensed outdoor locations and against a stunning backdrop of iconic venues and London landmarks.
Outdoor event spaces
Worldclass venues and city landmarks provide a stunning backdrop for outdoor events on the Park.
The Park offers an ideal setting for 5k and 10k challenges around the beautifully landscaped North Park, home to the stunning VeloPark, fun-filled Tumbling Bay playground and family friendly Timber Lodge café.
Our spaces are licenced for a wide range of activities. Corporate summer events, product launches, product activations, community and other small events work well in the spaces listed below.
(North East Lawns - approx 5,000m2, up to 1,500 people). Named after King Alfred (commemorating one of his battle victories) the lawn is located on the banks of the River Lea. The tranquil setting, backdrop of the river and sunsets makes it an ideal venue for local community and corporate events.
Nearby the Timber Lodge Café with its own kitchen facilities and exclusive event space is available for private hire and suitable as a production base or race registration point.
(North West Lawns - approx 12,000m2, up to approx 20,000 people). An open, flat events space ideally suited to music and large scale events. Only available until the end of 2020. It is possible part of the North West Lawns will be available after this point however it will not be possible to host hi-impact music events.
The adjacent Northwall Road, a private road closed to traffic, provides easy vehicle access to the lawns as well as an ideal space for production and back of house.
Carpenters Lock, South Park Plaza (includes the Events Rooms) and F10 Bridge (up to 500 people).
At the heart of the Park and with the eye-catching London Stadium, ArcelorMittal Orbit and London Aquatics Centre in the backdrop, these spaces are well suited to attractions requiring high footfall as well as intimate events theatrical performances. These spaces also work particularly well for engaging brand activation campaigns as they provide the perfect setting to bring brands alive through sampling and customer experientials.
Carpenters Lock, located near the centre of the Park, is a recently refurbished 1920s radial canal lock. Surrounded on both sides by unique and intimate amphitheatre spaces, this area is perfect for small concerts, performances, open air cinema and experiential events.
Other locations include Fountains and play area, the Sun Lawn by the ArcelorMittal Orbit, Riverside gardens and a tree-lined promenade.
Stage an event
To check availability and approximate hire fees or to make an enquiry regarding outdoor events please contact the Events Team at [email protected]. Please click on the link below and complete the application form to let us know brief details of the event, your preferred dates and event space and how many people will be attending.
Please see below other useful COVID-19 related links:
- UK Government: COVID-19 - Outdoor Event Guidance (Overview).
- Event Industry Forum: Keeping Workers and Audiences Safe During COVID-19.
- World Health Organisation: Most up to date guidance (29 May): Key planning recommendations for mass gatherings in the context of COVID-19
Should you wish to proceed we will be very pleased to discuss and assess your detailed requirements to allow a firm hire quotation to be calculated for you.
Please note that LLDC reserves the right to refuse consent for any hire that may be considered to be controversial or could harm the reputation of the Corporation.
Please note that during pre-election periods, no political hires will be taken. In the lead up to this period, extra sensitivity will be applied to ensure political neutrality is maintained. The decision to refuse consent will be made by the Executive Director of Park Operations and Venues, with any appeals going to the Chief Executive.
For all enquiries for outdoor events, please contact the Events Team on 0203 288 1800 or [email protected].
Filming on the Park
The Park is a fantastic backdrop, with a variety of locations available, from iconic Olympic and Paralympic venues (interior and exterior) and open parkland, to derelict spaces, highways and even a multi-storey car park. We also have options available for unit bases.Check out our location image database and find out more about how to get permission here.
Venues and attractions
Many of the world-class sports venues and attractions across the Park offer space for event and corporate use – from the viewing platform of the ArcelorMittal Orbit and one of London’s most flexible indoor venues Copper Box Arena to bespoke hospitality spaces at the London Stadium and the stunning backdrop of Lee Valley VeloPark.
ArcelorMittal Orbit (for 30 to 270 people). Take your event to new heights at the ArcelorMittal Orbit. Journey 262ft into the clouds and enjoy a breathtaking panorama of up to 20 miles across London as you dine, dance, launch your new product or even get married at our award winning event’s venue. Our flexible spaces can be used for team building, conferences, parties and so much more. Why not make your event truly unique and hire The Slide, the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide? To enquire about bookings for the ArcelorMittal Orbit please call 0333 600 6099 or email [email protected].
The Last Drop is situated at the foot of the ArcelorMittal Orbit and is flanked by the Zaha Hadid designed London Aquatics Centre and Olympic Stadium on the other. It has a ground floor and upper tier hospitality spaces with viewing terraces offering unparalleled views of the Park and its iconic venues. To enquire about bookings in the Last Drop please call 0208 211 9113 or email [email protected].
Copper Box Arena (for 20 to 7,500 people). One of London’s most flexible indoor venues, with a central auditorium including retractable seating, allowing for a wide range of different sports, concerts, conferences and exhibitions. Also includes provision of smaller studio spaces for intimate events. To enquire about bookings please contact Reception and Enquiries 020 8221 4900 or email [email protected].
Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre (for 20 to 1,500 people). The centre boasts indoor facilities for a wide range of occasions. To enquire about bookings please contact [email protected] or [email protected].
Lee Valley VeloPark (for 20 to 6,700 people). Lee Valley VeloPark is the first place in the world where you can enjoy track cycling, road racing, BMX or mountain biking, in one place. The venue is also ideal for a wide range of social and business occasions providing a stunning backdrop for any event. To enquire about bookings please contact [email protected] or [email protected] .
London Aquatics Centre (for 20 to 2,500 people). Designed by architect Zaha Hadid, this venue provided the breath-taking backdrop to countless world records and Ellie Simmonds’ dramatic swim into the history books. The venue also accommodates the Upper Welcome Zone events space which offers a truly unique space overlooking the competition and diving pools which is perfect for private functions. To enquire about bookings, please contact [email protected]
London Stadium (10 to 60,000 people). London Stadium is the home of West Ham United FC and UK Athletics, as well as a major live music venue. It is open all year round for visitor tours, arts and cultural events, conferences and other sporting activities. The outdoor London Marathon Community Track is also available for hire for corporate away days, sports days and more.
To enquire about bookings please contact the Events Team on [email protected].
Timber Lodge Café (for 10 to 150 people). Brilliantly designed to blend into the natural landscape and produce its own green energy from solar panels. Inside, the Unity Kitchen Café offers all the facilities and refreshments you need on a day out at the Park ideal for smaller scale events. To enquire about bookings please contact [email protected].