Built for the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Paralympics, London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park or also simply known as the Park, is spread across 560 acres and consists of a variety of venues, attractions, waterways and parkland, and offers something for every visitor. The Copper Box Arena, the Stadium, the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, the London Aquatics Centre and the Lee Valley VeloPark are the venues found within the Park. Visitors have a variety of options, ranging from cycling at Lee Valley VeloPark to swimming in the spectacular London Aquatics Centre. They can also visit the UK's tallest sculpture - ArcelorMittal Orbit, relax and enjoy the Park’s beautiful gardens, fields and meadows, or explore the numerous paths and trails within the attraction. Those with kids must make it a point to visit one of the Park’s exciting playgrounds. The Park is also home to a selection of fantastic cafés and restaurants for visitors to choose from.
Entrance to the park is free, but certain attractions will have entrance fees
The park is open throughout the day, while the different venues have different opening times
Around 3 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
Visitors will find that the different attractions found here will appeal to them differently
While finding prayer facilities at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will not be possible, Muslim tourists will be able to offer their prayers outdoors since there will be plenty of secluded areas within the attraction. They could also make use of the facilities offered at one of the many mosques found across London, such as the East London Mosque, London Central Mosque or Fazl Mosque, to name a few.
As mentioned above, those visiting the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will find a variety of fantastic restaurants and cafés, such as the Timber Lodge Café and the EastTwenty Bar & Kitchen. Muslim visitors may however not be able to find any that serve Halal dishes. They will therefore have to dine on suitable seafood or vegetarian dishes, or they can visit one of the several Halal restaurants in London.