The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was the spectacular venue of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and now sports fans have the opportunity to explore it again.
From March 1st, venues such as the iconic Aquatics Centre will open their doors for the first time since the Games, hosting a series of events, galas and public swimming and diving sessions.
The Aquatics Centre has two 50m pools, a diving pool and a newly installed gym. In April it will host the 2014 FINA/NVC Diving World Series and in 2016 the European Swimming Championships.
Visitors to the Park can experience breathtaking views from the ArcelorMittal Orbit – the UK’s tallest sculpture offering a totally new perspective of London. The 114.5m high attraction will give visitors views over Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and 20 miles across London from two spacious viewing galleries.
As well as all the amazing sporting venues, there are also 25 brilliant art installations across the park to discover.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: "Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has delivered an astonishing legacy and reopening the south part of the park will delight thousands of Londoners and visitors to our city. No other Olympic city has come close to London’s success in delivering a lasting legacy of sporting venues, jobs, homes and simply wonderful park lands."
More than a million visitors have already enjoyed the Park since it partly opened in July 2013, including concerts and the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games. The Copper Box Arena was the first Olympic venue to open on the Park and has already had more than 100,000 visitors.
The London Aquatics Centre is located at the entrance to the south of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London. It is easily accessible from a number of London hotels.