A dearth of trees and a usual bracing wind make this feel a lot like a theme park in which all of the attractions were torn down. Locals mostly love it because they remember when it was an industrial wasteland. The Pringle-shaped Aquatics Centre and Velopark make for striking architecture, but this park is mostly of interest if you want to see the place you saw on TV—yet the torch is gone, the stadium has been downgraded for a soccer team, and the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower is ultimately pointless. If you do go, Stratford station dumps into a mall (one of the nicest in the city); go up one level and exit near the John Lewis.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Our Rating Hours Daily 24 hr. Transportation Tube: Stratford Phone 020/3288-1800 Prices Free admission Web site Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
MapStratford, E20 London
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