A Sneak Peak at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to Open in April

Finally, the much-awaited Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is set to officially re-open to public on 5th of April for the first time after the London Olympics and Paralympics games. Some parts of it are already open to public and some are yet to open. For the adventure seekers in London and tourists as well, the park promises to be a perfect pass-time. You can also try a lot of activities for an adrenaline rush. Here is all of the Olympic fun you can have access to here.

Swim like a Champion at Aquatics Centre

The Aquatic Centre is set to open on March 1st, it will be open to public to indulge in all sorts of aquatic activities for all ages including swimming, water polo, and diving to triathlon. Whether you are a novice or a professional, there is something in store for you. The Aquatic Centre is much-acclaimed for its wave-like ceiling perfectly complementing its usage. Equipped with a 50m x 8-lane training swimming pool and a 50m x 10-lane Olympic competition pool, the venue promises to offer an exciting experience. It is designed by the famous architect Zaha Hadid which makes it even more intriguing to at least pay a visit.

Enjoy Eye-Pleasing Views of London from Arcelor Mittal Orbit

Have you ever noticed that giant vomit-inducing roller coaster in London’s skyline?Sorry, I won’t offer you the adrenaline rush you’re after since it’s the tallest sculpture in UK, a giant piece of art created for the Olympics. But it’s worth a visit to enjoy eye-popping views of London’s incredible skyline which is reason enough we think. Engineer Cecil Blamond, artist Sir Anish Kapoor, and the steel firm Arcelor Mittal joined hands to create this outstanding sculpture, 114.5m-tall with two viewing platforms. The tower is set to open on 5th April this year.

Have a Relaxing Day at Lee Valley Velopark

If your idea of a perfect weekend is to lay that picnic rug in a local garden, here is your chance. Don’t worry you won’t have to read forward about Hyde Park or Regents Park or any other crowded Royal Park. Award-winning Velodrome has been amazingly transformed into the Lee Valley VeloPark. The parkland in the south which is set to open on 5th April is home to hedgerowswoods, and wildlife habitats, in short, a relaxing retreat. The park features 25 public artworks one of which is the Monica Bonvicini’s mirror sculpture.

Cycle in an Olympic Venue

If you like cycling, there are 8km of mountain bike trails, a 1 mile well-lit road cycle route, and the illuminated Olympic BMX track. What else do you want then? The cycling routes will be open to public from 1st March onwards.

A Sporting Day at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis

The Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre is a perfect escape to burn off those extra calories and have a sporting weekend. With four tennis court, 6 outdoor courts, and two hockey pitches, the venue promises to become a favourite weekend jaunt of the locals. The £30 million clubhouse is equipped with a bar and changing rooms as well. Coaching facilities will be available throughout the year for national and local players’ alike.The sports centre is set to open in May so you’ll have to wait a little longer.

What’s Open Already?

  • You can access the gym at the Copper Box Arena and also see live sport.
  • The northern parklands are open to public along with the waterside lawns and wetlands.
  • The Timber Lodge Café, creatively designed to blend seamlessly with the natural backdrop is open.
  • Next to the café, the Tumbling Bay playground is also open to public. It features a sandpit and pathways among the treetops as well.
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