New London Walking Tour: Olympic Park

Saturday 13 June 2015

14:00-16:00 (registration from 13:45)

Meeting point: Stratford Station, Westfield exit ticket machines

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Kathryn Firth leading a tour of the Olympic Park © Agnese Sanvito

Discover London's latest architecture on the New London Walking Tours, now taking place twice a month! Explore how the capital's buildings and streetscapes are changing through a guided walking tour of one of six Central London quarters - each distinct in their character and history.

Discover major new architectural landmarks alongside lighter touch interventions, and how these projects are being embedded into and are adding new dimensions to the fabric of the city's historic urban context.  

Walks take place on the second Saturday and now also on the last wendesday of each month. Saturday tours will begin at 14:00 and last approximately two hours. All are on foot and are led by professional Blue Badge Guides. The cost per person is £15.00 and includes VAT. Pre booking is essential.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - Saturday 13 June

A circular walk takes us past the 2012 icons to focus on the sustainable Olympic Legacy of the Park's buildings and transport links. Starting with the Olympic Stadium (HOK) and its neighbouring Aquatics Centre (Hadid) we also locate Olympicopolis - a planning-stage site for multicultural and academic institutions moving east. Tracing the meanders of the River Lea tributaries that criss cross the park we see Hackney's thriving Copper Box (MAKE/Populous) and the transformed 2012 press and media hubs now Here East (Hawkins/Brown) highlight  the Park's sustainable credentials. Hopkins' RIBA award-wining Velodrome presides over a two-wheeler zone while over-the-bridge the bright blue Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis centres (Stanton Williams) define the QEOP's north boundary. The multi-architect designed Athletes Village complex now thrives as East Village - also home to vital local community amenities like Chobham Academy (AHMM) and the Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health Centre (Penoyre Prasad).

The tour begins at Stratford Station, Westfield exit ticket machines.

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Standard Ticket: £15
Concession Ticket:£12
Concessions are available for students and over 65s, please bring a copy of your ID with you on the tour to show the tour guide on arrival.

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PLEASE NOTE: Walking tours will go ahead whatever the weather and tickets are non refundable/transferable

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