London 2012 venues delivering on promised event legacy at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Five years on from the historic Games of London 2012, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and its venues say they are delivering on the legacy promise turning the area into a thriving destination for events.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park now boasts a range of flexible meeting spaces, with London Stadium and Here East the latest to open.

When not hosting home games for West Ham United FC, the London Stadium’s hospitality spaces are available for conferences, with room for 1,000 delegates in the largest reception space.

Here East – the home of the international media at the Games – has been transformed into a new technology and innovation hub, with significant event spaces, including The Theatre which seats up to 1,000.

For larger events, The Copper Box Arena (capacity 7,500), the Lee Valley VeloPark (6,000), and the London Aquatics Centre (2,500) are other options on the site.

The views from the ArcelorMittal Orbit can be enjoyed also by up to 300 corporate guests, while smaller meetings have a home in The Podium (capacity 120) and the Timber Lodge (50).

Recent events at the Park have included the England Cricket Board launch of a new campaign for getting young kids into playing cricket, held at ArcelorMittal Orbit and the launch of the Samsung S8 at Here East. While the Copper Box Arena was chosen for the Sony Playstation launch.

Peter Tudor, director of visitor services at London Legacy Development Corporation, said: “In 2012, the UK’s events industry spectacularly rose to the challenge of staging the greatest show on earth here in London. Five years on, the remarkable event spaces in the award-winning Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are one of the lasting legacies of the summer of 2012.”

The Park now has nine tube and train links and several bus and coach routes.

Other delegate experiences in the park include: The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit; boat tours on the waterways; corporate cycling packages at the Lee Valley VeloPark and guided tours of the Park with registered Blue Badge Guides.

Paul Colston

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