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A Short Guide to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

On Saturday 5 April 2014 , the Park opened to the public for the first time, however we decided to wait for a few weeks to consider  London’s newest large Park.
Unlike many of London’s parks, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is dominated by the stadiums and the 114.5m tall ArcelorMittal Orbit which form part of the legacy  of the 2012 Olympics.

If you walking into the park from Stratford and the Westfield Shopping centre, the first Arena is the Aquatics centre which is now open to the public.

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Walking past the Aquatic Centre, the true scale of the Orbit is gradually exposed, at 114.5m tall  with two spacious viewing platforms at 76 and 80 metres high, visitors can see over 20 miles across London and newly installed interactive technology that will enable guests to get close up to the wonderful views.

Tickets are already on sale – children £7, adults £15, family of four £40 (two adults and two children).  DSCN1877

However away from the impressive buildings is the landscaped gardens that provide areas of peace and quiet around the site.

When fully open the 560 acre site will include 4000 new trees, 6.5 km of waterways, 15 acres of woods, hedgerows, wildlife habitats.

Whilst still considering that the Park is work in progress, there is still more than enough to offer a taste of the finished article.

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One of the highlights of the park is the waterways that wind their way all through the park.

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There is plenty of child based facilities including an adventure playground  and a climbing wall.

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Over the next few months and the next few years there are a high number of high profile events  at the various arena’s and the park will certainly be a pleasant place to visit. But the opening of the Lea Valley Velo Park will take the park onto a different level for facilities.

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Lee Valley VeloPark is the first place in the world where you can take part in Track cycling, road racing, BMX or mountain biking in one place.

Centred on the iconic, award-winning, 6,000-seat velodrome, , Lee Valley VeloPark also has a brand new one-mile, floodlit road cycle circuit, the remodelled and floodlit Olympic BMX track and 8km of mountain bike trails.

 For many London visitors, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will eventually become a must visit, but there is more than enough to interest anyone who wishes to see one of the London’s newest attractions in its infancy.

See Video Review here

For more information, visit the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park website here

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