Accommodation close to Stadium, Aquatics Centre in E20 2ST
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is a sporting complex that was built for the 2012 Summer Olympic games and Summer Paralympics. The park is located to the east of the city, adjacent to the Stratford City development. The complex is overlooked by the Britain’s largest observation tower, ArcelorMittal Orbit.
The London Olympic Park houses several sport venues, including the 80,000 seat Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre, Velodrome, Village and Broadcasting and Media Centre. Its located in the Lower Lee Valley, Stratford in East London. The park is transformed into the Queen Elizabeth Park after the Olympics.
Having hosted the Summer Olympics in 2012, this city boasts of world class accommodation with expensive as well as cheap hotels to suit every visitor. There are five star properties in east London with rooms costing thousands of pounds per night. The area also have plenty of budget friendly b&b’s and hotel rooms to suit low end customers. You can also look for well furnished rentals and apartments where you can stay for a few days when exploring the city.
address: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 2ST, England UK
If you arrive by air, you are likely to land in one of the five airports that serve this British capital; LTN in the Borough of Luton in Bedfordshire, LCY City in the heart of London, Heathrow LHR (view cheap accommodation), Stansted in Uttlesford Essex and Gatwick LGW airport.
From the airport, visitors can either board a train, bus or car hire. There is a good network of buses and underground trains that will guarantee you fast service from to the Park.
There are several attractions that are located near the Queen Elizabeth Park. From sports facilities to shopping centres, restaurants to foodies, there is something for every visitor.
One of the greatest attractions is the ArcelorMittal Orbit. This observation tower will allow you to view the whole park from two observation points. Stratford Picturehouse is another popular attraction nearby. Opened in 1997, this Picturehouse provides the locals with the latest film releases, best British and International art-house as well as Independent Cinema.
Theatre Royal Stratford East showcase fresh talent from the community and a vibrant bar and restaurant for visitors. For people who love shopping, Westfield Stratford City is located right on the doorsteps of the park. You can also enjoy the beautiful views inside the park. There are world class sports facilities, waterways and beautiful parklands.
You can swim in the two Olympic size swimming pools at the Aquatics Centre or work out in the well equipped Copper Box Arena. You can also join the guided walking trail or tour the stadium.
Budget Friendly Places to Stay
Some of the hotels offer clients bargain b&b’s prices for the weekend while others will give discounts to visitors who book their rooms early. If you want to stay near Queen Elizabeth Park, you may have to pay slightly higher because some of the properties near the area were refurbished before the Olympic games.
You will find a cheap room with bed and breakfast service if you move a bit further away from the park. Finding overnight accommodation for the night near Olympic Park may be a bit more expensive but the thrill of staying near the park is worth the cost.
Also well placed are 4 star luxury Marlin Apartments – Stratford. This four star modern apartment accommodation is near the site and beside Stratford Station, minutes from the popular O2 Arena and ICC ExCeL Conference Centre. Marlin Apartments Stratford are fully serviced, and there is a supermarket and shopping centre close by. For those with a smaller budget we can recommend 1 star Kings Head Guest House.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London UK
Name : Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Location : adjacent to the Stratford City development.
Stratford was the site of the 2012 Olympic Games and is 6.2 miles (10 km) from London city centre accommodations. Within 3.1 miles (5 km) are the London Arena, Leyton Orient Stadium, Upton Park, ICC Excel Exhibition Centre and Royal Business Park.
Stratford is also home to one of University of East London’s (UEL) main campuses. It also houses the Theatre Royal Stratford East, the Stratford Picture House and extensive shopping.
Address : London E20 2ST, England, United Kingdom
Postcode district : E20
London Borough : Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Hackney
Region : East London
Tel : +44 800 072 2110
Sporting Venues : the Olympic Stadium, London Aquatics Centre, Olympics Media Centre, The Copper Box Arena, ArcelorMittal Orbit, Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, and Lee Valley VeloPark.
By Tube and Train : 9 overground and tube links, plus Crossrail from 2017.
Stratford – Stratford International connects with the DLR, Jubilee and Central Lines as well as National Express East Anglia for services to Liverpool Street and Essex and East Anglia and London Overground services.
Walking distance from Stratford Station or Stratford International to the Park entrance is 20 minutes, which is situated in the north of the Park.
Nearest Hotels : in Stratford City in East London, close to Stratford International Station.
Nearby Attractions and Sights
Westfield Stratford City (Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park E20, Stratford, London, England): shopping centre. It offers you a wide choice of shops and nice restaurants. It’s a short train or underground ride from Central London.
Theatre Royal Stratford East (Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford, London E15 1BN, England): nice old theatre. The auditorium is typical of an old Victorian theatre.
Vue Cinema (2 Stratford Place, London E20 1EJ, England): cinema.
The View Tube (The Greenway, Marshgate Lane, London E15 2PJ, England): right next to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Free exhibitions, cafe, and bike hire.