Stratford London attractions

London Olympic Stadium; London Attractions  March 15, 2015 – 08:35 pm

London Olympic StadiumThe London Olympic Stadium was the focal point of the London 2012 Olympic Games; the stadium instantly became an iconic part of the city's landscape. The London Olympic Stadium joined the likes of Lord's, Wembley Stadium, Wimbledon and Twickenham Stadium in underlining London's reputation as the world's greatest city for sporting stadia. The stadium will be the host of the 2017 World Athletics Championships and the 2017 IPC Athletics World Championships.

The London Olympic Stadium hosted the opening ceremony and closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. The stadium was home the track and field athletics events, with such iconic moments as Mo Farah's gold medals in the 5, 000 and 10, 000 metres, Jessica Ennis' glorious triumph in the heptathlon and the victories of Usain Bolt in the men's 100 metres and 200 metres.

The London Olympic Stadium is in the East London district of Stratford and during the London 2012 Olympics had a capacity of 80, 000 people. London visitors are strongly recommended to visit the Olympic Orbit, just yards from the Olympic Stadium, the glorious observation tower that provides stunning views over the stadium. The London Olympic Games will host the 2017 Athletics World Championships.

Nearest Tube/Railway Station

Stratford (Central Line; Jubilee Line; Dockland Light Railway)


London Borough of Newham


Dependent on the event

Opening Times

Dependent on the event

Address / Contact Details

Olympic Stadium, 103 - 113 Marshgate Lane, Stratford, London E15 2NQ

Related Attractions

Olympic Park
Olympic Orbit
Wembley Stadium
Twickenham Stadium
Lord's cricket ground
The Oval cricket ground
Wimbledon Tennis



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Agreed with sfseal

London and Paris in a week is great, done it a few times myself. Italy is definitely a separate trip, hopefully NOT in the summer.
And, who wants to do all that packing and unpacking and repacking in one week? I suggest staying in London 4 days, including a day trip outside the city -- maybe to Bath or Salisbury (Stonehenge) or Stratford. Then 4 days in Paris, with perhaps a day trip to Giverney or Versailles (though I hate the Versailles tour).
Keep in mind that some things are closed in Paris in August. Not the tourist attractions, but some restaurants will be.

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