Several world class sporting venues. 560 acres of lush green parkland. The largest shopping centre in the EU. Stay in a hotel near Olympic Park and carry the torch for the more active type of tourist everywhere. The legacy of the Olympic Games in 2012, this new sporting complex re-opened a year later and has quickly become a go-to-destination for millions of visitors each year. Run, walk, cycle or just watch live sport and then rest/relax in one of the cafes and restaurants at the nearby uber-shopping mall Westfield Stratford.
Hotels near Olympic Park
Book a hotel near Olympic Park in July, and relive the memories of 2012 at the Anniversary games. FYI: dusting off your Mo Farah “Mobot” dance is entirely optional. Another great Olympic venue is the nearby Copper Box Arena, home to the London Lions, the capital’s only professional basketball team. If it’s a clear day, climb the 114.5m high ArcelorMittal Orbit, the UK’s tallest sculpture. Quiet moment alert: let the kids climb down on their own and enjoy the great views of London. If it’s been a long day, our London Stratford Hotel is a few minutes’ walk away, so rest is in sight (literally). For a relaxing afternoon of food/cinema/shopping, the biggest place in the UK for that is Westfield Stratford, only 1.9 miles away from your hotel.
Things to do near Olympic Park
Now, prepare yourself. A play area without sweaty, plastic primary colours? Yes, it exists. Wild Kingdom is all about natural play — carefully situated fallen trees, nets and ropes. Maybe even some giant tree stumps. It’s less than a mile from our London Stratford Hotel and perfect for your weekend breaks with the kids. If it’s raining, there’s the one-of-a-kind V&A Museum of Childhood. Think dolls, puppets, toys, games, etc — from the 1600’s to present day. Largest collection in the UK. It’s a short drive from the Olympic Park area and only 0.2 miles from our London Bethnal Green Hotel.