Olympic Stadium

 
 
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Olympic StadiumThe centre-point of the London 2012 Games, the £537 million Olympic Stadium, becomes a new permanent sports venue after the Games. Changes include reducing the seating capacity from 80,000 to 60,000 by removing the top layer of the stadium, a
temporary lightweight steel and concrete upper tier. The stadium, which hosted all Olympic athletic events as well as the opening and closing ceremonies, is the most sustainable major sports arena ever built. Made from a quarter of the steel used in its equivalent for Beijing 2008, the Olympic Stadium also features low-carbon concrete made from industrial waste, while the top ring was built using surplus gas pipes. In short, although perhaps not as visually appealing as the Beijing "Bird's Nest", the whole vast structure is a lesson in sustainability and environmental awareness. Facilities inside the stadium include 700 rooms (medical support facilities, changing rooms and toilets) and an 80m warm-up track. In February 2011, the Olympic Park Legacy Committee selected then-Premier League football club West Ham United as the preferred bidder, but relegation to the Championship together with an appeal by North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur have put these plans on hold.

 

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Near Olympic Stadium
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196 High Street, E15 | 10 minutes from Olympic Stadium
The traditional East End and the vibrant new business culture of twenty-first century London meet in Stratford. Great connections to the Docklands business parks and the ...More
 
 
 
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The Westbridge Hotel
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335 - 337 High Street, E15 | 12 minutes from Olympic Stadium
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ibis London Stratford
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1a Romford Road, E15 | 18 minutes from Olympic Stadium
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London 2012 Olympic Park London
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London 2012 Olympic Park
London > London Olympics > London Olympics Venues
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London Olympics: Stratford City
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Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 | 1 minute from Olympic Stadium
On the back of the London 2012 Games, the largest urban shopping centre in Europe is opening in September 2011 on the doorstep of the Olympic ...More
 
 
 
London Olympics Water Polo Arena London
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London Olympics Water Polo Arena
London > London Olympics > London Olympics Venues
Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 | 4 minutes from Olympic Stadium
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Events near Olympic Stadium

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Discover Children's Story Centre, 383-387 High Street, Stratford, E15 | 13 minutes from Olympic Stadium
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Entertainment near Olympic Stadium

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Queens Yard White Post Lane, E9 | 8 minutes from Olympic Stadium
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Sugarhouse Studios
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107 High Street, Stratford, E15 | 12 minutes from Olympic Stadium
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Theatre Royal Stratford East
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Gerry Raffles Square, E15 | 15 minutes from Olympic Stadium
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Sights and Attractions near Olympic Stadium

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Olympic Stadium
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Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 | 3 minutes from Olympic Stadium
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Stour Space
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7 Roach Road, Fish Island, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 4 minutes from Olympic Stadium
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7 Queen's Yard, White Post Lane, E9 | 8 minutes from Olympic Stadium
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Shopping near Olympic Stadium

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London Centre for Book Arts London
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London Centre for Book Arts
London > Shopping > Art and Design
Unit 18, SPACE Studios, Britannia Works, Dace Road, E3 | 6 minutes from Olympic Stadium
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Elevator Gallery
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Mother Studios, Queens Yard, White Post Lane, E9 | 8 minutes from Olympic Stadium
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Tiger
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Unit 45-46, The Mall, Stratford, Stratford, London E15 | 14 minutes from Olympic Stadium
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Swan Wharf, Old Ford Lock, E3 | 4 minutes from Olympic Stadium
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Crate Brewery
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Queen's Yard, E9 | 8 minutes from Olympic Stadium
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365-366 Warburton St, E8 | 35 minutes from Olympic Stadium
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Peninsula Square, SE10 | 2.7 miles from Olympic Stadium
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23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 33 minutes from Olympic Stadium
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Secret Agents Academy For Spies (Over 6s)
Secret Agents Academy For Spies (Over 6s)
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Sporting Events | Until 29th August 2014 

Stratford Circus 16 minutes walk from Olympic Stadium

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Exhibitions | On 31st July 2014 

Chisenhale Gallery 20 minutes walk from Olympic Stadium

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Sporting Events | Until 28th August 2014 

Chisenhale Dance Space 20 minutes walk from Olympic Stadium

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Sporting Events | Until 31st July 2014 

Chisenhale Dance Space 20 minutes walk from Olympic Stadium

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Danny Boyle's SHUFFLE Festival
Danny Boyle's SHUFFLE Festival
Concerts | Until 4th August 2014 

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park 24 minutes walk from Olympic Stadium

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Toy Stories
Toy Stories
Exhibitions | Until 14th December 2014 

V & A Museum of Childhood 1.84 miles from Olympic Stadium

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Daydreams And Diaries: The Story Of Jacqueline Wilson
Daydreams And Diaries: The Story Of Jacqueline Wilson
Exhibitions | Until 2nd November 2014 

V & A Museum of Childhood 1.84 miles from Olympic Stadium

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Thursday Night Comedy at the Backyard Comedy Club
Comedy | On 31st July 2014 

Backyard Bar & Kitchen 1.9 miles from Olympic Stadium

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