Latest Visitor Information

The Park is open every day. The venues and attractions have different opening times, and there is construction work taking place in some areas of the Park. Please click on the links below for the latest visitor information.

Infrastructure Works


PARK FACILITIES

 

Information Point 

The Information Point is located in the Pavilion at International Quarter London (9 Endeavor Square, London E20 1JN) and open between 11am - 4pm, Monday - Sunday.

Boat tours and swan pedalos  

Swan pedalos and boat tours are now open for the summer. Please call 08451162012 for operating times.

 

Fountains
The fountains operate each day except for Stadium event days.

 

WiFi available across Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Visitors 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.

 

 

PATHS AND ROADS

 

West Ham match day road closure 

There will be no access to Stadium island for non ticket holders on match days.

West Ham are playing at home on April 28th and May 1st and 15th. Road closures will be in place at least two hours prior to each match.

 

London Stadium event day road closures

There will be no access to Stadium island for non-ticket holders on event days.

The London Stadium summer programme starts with the Vanarama National League Promotion Final on June 5th, Soccer Aid for UNICEF on June 12th, and Monster Jam on June 18th.   The HellaMega Tour plays the Stadium on June 24th, with Red Hot Chili Peppers headlining on June 25th and 26th.   Road closures will be in place at least two hours prior to each event and Stadium island may be closed on the days leading up to each event.  

Waterden Road cycle lanes

Waterden Road cycle lanes: please note that these are closed between the East Wick and the Multi Storey Car Park due to ongoing construction.  Please follow the diversion signs in place during this period.

 

Riverside paths

Following periods of heavy rain, the paths closest to the River Lea, especially in the north of the Park, can be prone to flooding. This is a natural part of the Park’s role as a flood basin for the housing in the Lea Valley. Please be careful near the river when water levels are high or paths are icy, and follow signage or instructions from staff if paths are closed. Never attempt to walk across frozen water.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE

 

Safety on the Park

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was the first in the UK to achieve Secure by Design accreditation and in our latest survey, 91% of visitors rated their personal safety around the Park as 8 out of 10 or more. Levels of crime on the Park are very low but we want to make sure you know about the safety measures we have in place so that if you ever find yourself lost, or want to speak to somebody about unusual behaviour, you know how we can help you.

Full safety information can be found here

 

Photography and filming on the Park
Crowd filming and photography may take place on the Park and in its venues if authorised in advance by LLDC, both on event days and while the Park is in general use. These images may then be used to promote the individual event, or Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and its venues. 

 

Filming and photography at the Park is authorised by the Events Team who should be contacted at least ten days in advance at [email protected]

 

Drones

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 [email protected] and must conform to CAA standards for Unmanned Areil Vehicle flights together with the Air Navigation Order 2009. Drones are remote controlled aeroplanes, helicopters or other flying models often fitted with a camera.

  

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. Please take your litter home with you.  Please note that there are limited toilet facilities available at the Park. 

 

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.

 

Dog walking

For the comfort of all Park users, we ask that Hopkins' Field in the north of the Park is used for exercising dogs off lead.  Dogs are not permitted off lead in the areas of the Park that fall within the LB Newham.

CONSTRUCTION WORKS

The Park is evolving so even if you’re a regular visitor please note that some routes may have changed.

 

East Bank Stratford Waterfront construction works 

  • The Stratford Waterfront towpath is closed. Access for boat tours and swan pedalos is across the Tallow Bridge.
  • Alternative pedestrian and cycle routes through the Park are signposted, and for road users there are diversion signs in place.  
  • Visitors coming from western approaches such as Hackney Wick should travel along Marshgate Terrace past the London Stadium to reach the south of the Park.  
  • Access from the east is on Montfichet Road and Pool Street, and along Sidings Street at the rear of the London Stadium to reach the north of the Park and Hackney.
  • The London Aquatics Centre and its car park will remain open throughout the construction period.
  • BUS 339 follows a route through the Park along Sidings Street and Marshgate Lane past the two Bobby Moore Academy schools, and leaving the Park at White Post Lane.  It will continue to stop at the London Aquatics Centre bus stop on Pool Street.  Coaches dropping off passengers should also use this stop, but waiting will not be possible; there are official coach parks on Waterden Road and Westfield Avenue.

East Bank UCL East sites 

Most pedestrian routes remain open and diversion signs will be in place if paths are closed.

 

 East Wick Phase II

 Works start in 2022 on Hopkins Fields for the new homes to be built in the north of the Park alongside Waterden Road. 

 

Canal Park 

The area south of Barge East will be landscaped in the spring to open in the summer.

 

Tessa Jowell Boulevard and Thornton Street

These areas will be resurfaced between March and June.  Please follow diversion signs to reach your destination.