Our Neighbourhood



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.


Manhattan Loft Gardens gallery, Bankside 2

Stour Space

This independent exhibition, event, performance and studio space in Hackney Wick epitomise the area's inclusive arts scene.
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The Elephants Head

Dating back to the 1890s, discover an authentic Victorian tavern, joining the dots between the modern gastropub and old-school East End. Find out more here.
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ArcelorMittal Orbit

The ArcelorMittal Orbit designed by Anish Kapoor for the 2012 London Olympic Games, the UK's tallest sculpture & world's largest tunnel slide, nestled between the Aquatics Centre & London Stadium.
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Chisenhale Art Gallery

A hidden gem in the heart of the East End, one of London’s most innovative forums for contemporary art and performance.
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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

560 acres of parkland, waterways, wildlife and cycle trails play host to contemporary architecture, technology, sport and retail facilities.
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The London Stadium

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.
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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.
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The Velodrome – The Lee Valley VeloPark

A sprawling sports centre and the scene of Team GB’s record medal haul in 2012, the award-winning 6,000 capacity stadium already has a rich history.
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