It’s been two years since London hosted the Olympic Games, and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has only recently been re-opened, with the entire area being re-fashioned for business, homes and schools, sports, and leisure. Making the most of a sunny summer’s afternoon in Stratford, I went for a wander to explore one end of it a little bit…
The Olympic stadium itself is still under reconstruction so is closed off to the public, but is due for completion as a football/ sports venue sometime during 2016.
The traditional helter-skelter brings a splash of colour to the children’s play area, and the climbing wall looks like fun!
The wildflowers are out in abundance and really brighten up the park, and as the multi-level walkways are mirrored on the underside this can give rise to some wonderfully creative reflections.
The Aquatic Centre, now minus the extra seating pod wings on either side, is currently providing swimming lessons for local schoolchildren.
Looking over towards the old Olympic Village buildings from one of the walkways through the park. I’ve got a feeling it’s going to be good to have such a modern public space freely available so close to home 🙂