The 2012 Olympics might be a distant memory now, but London‘s Olympic Stadium is set to stay a focal point of the capital’s sporting events, with the park hosting it’s first post-Olympics event - the London Cycling Festival - in August 2013.
If you’re traveling out to Olympic Park, you have a few choices of how to get there and there are a number of gates to enter the park.
1) Stratford Gate
You can get there by Jubilee or Central underground lines to Stratford, DLR train to Stratford or by London Overground to Stratford. Another option is to catch the high-speed Javelin train from St Pancras to Stratford International which takes less than 10 minutes. From Stratford station and Stratford International station it’s about a 15-minute walk to the Olympic Park gate.
2) Greenway Gate
Jubilee, District or Hammersmith and City underground lines will get you to West Ham. From West Ham it’s around a 25-minute walk.
3) Victoria Gate
You can go by Central line, District or Hammersmith and City underground lines to Bow Road or Mile End station, then take a bus or walk.
When you reach the site, which is 500 acres, take some time to walk around and explore the landscaped walkways, cycle paths and wildlife-filled waterways. The Olympic Park is reopening to the public in July 2013 as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and London is rightly proud of its newest and most idyllic urban park.