Park Tours

Explore the Park with an expert guide, take a tour of one of the London 2012 venues, or relax and enjoy the view from the river.

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 taking place at 11am on:

  • 8, 11 and 22 December
  • 5, 8, 19 and 22 January 

Private or corporate tours are available on request (also see information on Large Group Tours below).

Adult £8
Concession (60 years old and over and students) £6
Children (3-16 years old) £3

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Combined Blue Badge Walking Tours and ArcelorMittal Orbit tickets are also available.

 Park Boat Tours

Please be aware that the regular boat tour season is now finished and will reopen in early spring.

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 are approximately 45 minutes and run daily between 12 noon and 5pm. They leave on the hour subject to tide and weather conditions, just turn up and hop on from the pontoon adjacent to the London Aquatics Centre.

Prices

  • £9 Adult
  • £5 Child
  • £22 Family (2 adults and up to 2 children)
  • Seniors £8 (Over 60)

For more information and to enquire about private bookings, please contact Lee and Stort Boat Co Ltd on 0845 116 2012. 

Please note that boat tours and swan pedalos are suspended on match days. Please check the What's On page to find out when these take place.

Swan Pedalos

Please be aware that the swan pedalos are not currently in operation and will reopen in early spring. 

You can explore the Park in a unique and fun way, on the exciting swan pedalos. Opening times are 12 noon - 5pm (last departure at 4pm). The pedalos are located from the pontoon adjacent to the London Aquatics Centre, the same place as the boat tours as above – subject to availability.

Prices

  • £9 Adult
  • £5 Child (under 3 not allowed on swans)
  • Family £22 (2 adults and up to 2 children)
  • Seniors £8 (over 60)
  • Local residents £8 (proof of address is required). 

For more information and to enquire about private bookings, please contact Lee and Stort Boat Co Ltd on 0845 116 2012.
 
Please note that boat tours and swan pedalos are suspended on match days. Please check the What's On page to find out when these take place.

East London Waterways Boat Tours 

Departing from the pontoon by the London Aquatics Centre, the journey takes you through Carpenters Road Lock, along the old River Lea, passing the ‘Big Breakfast House’ before entering the Lee Navigation and St Thomas Creek. We join City Mill River where you will enjoy fantastic views of the London Stadium and the ArcelorMittal Orbit before going through the Lock again to cruise to the north of the Park with uninterrupted views of the award-winning parklands, gardens and the iconic Olympic and Paralympic venues. All of the vessels are mobility accessible with toilets and a bar serving a variety of hot and cold drinks.

These boat tours are available on selected dates only or for group bookings of 30 - 50 passengers - please enquire at info@leeandstortboats.co.uk or call 08451162012

Prices

  • £19 Adult
  • £16 Concession
  • £9 Child
  • Free for children under 3

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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 for corporate clients, for schools, colleges and universities and for clubs and societies, as well as standard tours for groups looking for a fun day out on the Park, the Guides make these tours interactive and engaging.  Commentary can be tailored to suit your nationality and personal interests. The tours can be part of a full day exploring East London or we can cover the highlights in an hour.

Popular themes are urban regeneration and rebranding, sustainability, legacy, architecture and design, landscape, sports and events management, tourism studies, London’s Olympic and Paralympic story and the social history of sport in the UK.

Tours can be on foot, by coach or a combination of both.

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ArcelorMittal Orbit

With an exhibition on the history of the Park and its development, and Anish Kapoor’s spectacular sculpture and mirrors, the ArcelorMittal Orbit is the perfect place to take in the panoramic views of the Park and London from the enclosed platforms 80m up in the sky.   For a truly hair raising experience, why not Ride the Slide too?

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Combined ArcelorMittal Orbit and London Stadium tickets are also available.

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. Watch footage of matches, races and concerts or just choose what interests you. Whatever your choice you will engage with a tour that brings the stadium to life.

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Combined ArcelorMittal Orbit and London Stadium tickets are also available. Please check London Stadium tour availability over the summer season on our latest visitor information page.

Trails

If you'd prefer to set off on your own route around the Park, why not download one of our four fantastic trails to help you make the most of your visit.