New London Walking Tour: Olympic Park

23
Sep
2015
 
10
30
AM

A circular walk takes us past the 2012 icons to focus on the sustainable Olympic Legacy of the Park's buildings and transport links.

Starting with the Olympic Stadium (HOK) and its neighbouring Aquatics Centre (Hadid) we also locate Olympicopolis - a planning-stage site for multicultural and academic institutions moving east. Tracing the meanders of the River Lea tributaries that criss cross the park we see Hackney's thriving Copper Box (MAKE/Populous) and the transformed 2012 press and media hubs now Here East (Hawkins/Brown) highlight  the Park's sustainable credentials. Hopkins' RIBA award-wining Velodrome presides over a two-wheeler zone while over-the-bridge the bright blue Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis centres (Stanton Williams) define the QEOP's north boundary. The multi-architect designed Athletes Village complex now thrives as East Village - also home to vital local community amenities like Chobham Academy (AHMM) and the Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health Centre (Penoyre Prasad).

Meet at Stratford Station - Westfield exit ticket machines.

Standard Ticket: £15

Concession Ticket:£12

Concessions are available for students and over 65s, please bring a copy of your ID with you on the tour to show the tour guide on arrival.