We’re thrilled so many of you in our local communities have made the Park part of your daily routine throughout the recent challenging months. This summer is going to feel a bit different to usual for everyone, with holidays to far-flung destinations perhaps unlikely. But, with the Park offering acres of stunning parklands right here in Zone 2/3, the capital's best food and drink options, incredible memories of London 2012 and iconic venues to visit – there really is no better day out! Whether you’re entertaining the kids in our exciting playgrounds, keeping active in our venues and beautiful open spaces or catching up with friends whilst you soak up the sun – there really is something for everyone. And remember, the Park is free to enter!

We have dedicated on-Park teams cleaning, landscaping and patrolling every day; your enjoyment and safety is at the heart of everything we do. And for the very latest updates on what’s open please visit our dedicated Coronavirus updates page.

Find your summer

  • The Park is really easy to get to whether you’re walking, cycling or making a local bus journey. There are multiple bike racks and Santander bike stations throughout the Park, giving you even more opportunity to explore! You can find a map of the Park here. Toilets are located at the Timber Lodge and The Podium.

  • We know that days out are a bit different at the moment, and the safety and enjoyment of all our visitors is at the heart of everything we do. We have toilets open at the Park at The Podium and The Timber Lodge which have a robust cleaning schedule in place. We also have on-site teams patrolling the area, cleaning and landscaping. And of course, there are acres of Parklands in the north of the Park – perfect if you want the reassurance of social distancing as you relax.

  • Ride the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide this summer! A hair-raising experience that’s not for the faint-hearted – you’ll go through the twists, turns and drops of The Slide that loops around the UK’s tallest sculpture. You’ll also be treated to stunning skyline vistas across London, including unbeatable views of the Park, from the indoor and outdoor viewing platforms.

    The safety and enjoyment of visitors is the ArcelorMittal Orbit’s top priority and there are enhanced measures in place to keep you safe. These include all sliders wearing a mask, non-invasive temperature checks on arrival, a one-way system to maximise social distancing and a robust cleaning regime.

    Tickets are limited so book yours now!

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  • We might have to wait another year for the Tokyo Games, but you can experience the excitement of London’s own iconic sporting venues around the Park! Focus on your fitness goals with the spacious, well-equipped gym areas at the Copper Box Arena and the London Aquatics Centre – with the latter debuting its brand new gym. Keen swimmers will be pleased to hear the Pool of Champions itself has also reopened, so book in a dip and experience the world’s most famous 50m pool! 
     
    Over in the north of the Park, some outdoor activities are available to pre-book at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre and the striking Lee Valley VeloPark. Experience mountain bike trails in the middle of London, or sign up for a game of tennis in the fresh air. 
     
    In order to ensure the safety of all visitors and staff, there will be limits on the number of people in the venues at any one time. Therefore, you must remember to pre-book your slot in order to avoid disappointment. To do this, visit the individual venue websites. Selected activities are only available to members.  
  • The Park is full of unique cafés, bars and restaurants to suit every taste – whether you want a quick bite or a three-course meal. Drop by Canalside at Here East for dinner with a view or head over to East Village where you’ll find plenty of options for a delicious meal and a socially distanced pint! For food on the go, The Last Drop café is your best bet. It’s open for takeaway every day 11am – 6pm. Wherever you are on the Park, you’ll find something to hit the spot!

    Social distancing rules are in place at all outlets. Please respect fellow visitors by adhering to them at all times.

  • Whether you’re looking for all the space you need for those open-air workouts or want the perfect spot to sit down with friends and enjoy a picturesque picnic, the Park’s acres of parklands and gardens are the place for you! Find yourself surrounded by flowers from around the world at the 2012 Gardens, or wander through the Wetlands that are home to hundreds of different birds, waterfowl and amphibians. The Park is open daily and free for you to enjoy, whatever the weather!

  • Alongside all the acres of parkland, there are playgrounds and places to play in both the north and south of the Park! The Pleasure Gardens, just off Tessa Jowell Boulevard in the south of the Park, is an open play area with oversized swings, slides and a giant sand pit! There’s even a climbing wall along the canal path! In the north of the Park, there’s plenty to explore at the iconic Tumbling Bay playground. Please note the northern pine tree section of Tumbling Bay playground remains closed.

    We recommend that hands are washed carefully before and after using the play areas.

  • Take to the water and explore the Park in a unique way this summer on our beautiful swan pedalos, or relax and unwind on a guided boat tour on the river that runs through the Park. Either option makes for a great day out for the whole family and there is social distancing guidance in place for visitors’ safety. The pedalos operate daily from 12pm – 5pm and boat tours run every day at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.

  • We know that lots of you are looking for fun outdoor activities over the summer, and we have plenty on offer – whatever your age! The Park offers a landscape full of opportunities to discover something new, including four interactive free trails! We’ve been celebrating the anniversary of London 2012 recently and you too can relive the highlights – from challenging yourself to beat Greg Rutherford’s winning triple jump to hearing the roar of Super Saturday! More information about all of trails – including the Kids Explorer and Biodiversity trails – can be found here. Don’t forget to tag us your photos of you doing them!