CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT
RIGHT ON YOUR DOORSTEP
Whether it’s the Olympic-level sporting facilities, concerts and summer festivals in the park or Hackney Wick’s independent galleries, bars and artist studios, our east London neighbourhood caters to a feast of different tastes.
The London Stadium
Surround by Stratford’s canals, The London Stadium is a marvel of modern venue design. The former home of the London Olympics now plays host to everything from Premiership football and the Rugby World Cup to The Rolling Stones, Beyoncé and even the UK’s largest urban beach.
The Aquatics Centre
The 2,800-capacity arena is an architectural icon of the London 2012 Olympics. Designed by Zaha Hadid, the Aquatics Centre comprises two 50-metre swimming pools, a 25-metre diving pool and state-of-the-art gym.
The Velodrome – The Lee Valley VeloPark
The scene of Team GB’s record medal haul in 2012, the award-winning 6,000 capacity stadium already has a rich history. Boasting the fastest track in the world, the velodrome is part of the Lee Valley VeloPark – a sprawling sports centre that caters to complete amateurs, world champions and everything in between.