SELECT olympicEvents.*, OlympicVenueUrl.OriginalName, 'London Olympics Sporting Events' as subcat FROM Event.OlympicVenueUrl LEFT JOIN Event.olympicEvents ON (OlympicVenueUrl.Name = olympicEvents.venue) WHERE OriginalName = 'Aquatics Centre' ORDER BY startDateTime ASC Aquatics Centre | Nearby hotels, shops and restaurants | LondonTown.com

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Aquatics CentreThe iconic wave-shaped Aquatics Centre designed by Iraq-born architect Zaha Hadid for the London 2012 Olympics reopens in 2014 for public use as a leisure faculty for local and elite swimmers, complete with creche, family-friendly changing facilities, a cafe and a new public plaza. The Centre's most striking feature is its state-of-the-art sweeping 160m long roof, which is made from steel and glass on the outside and 37,000 individual strips of treated hardwood within, and has a longer single span than the roof at Heathrow's Terminal 5. Underneath this staggering edifice are a 50m competition pool, 25m competition diving pool and a 50m warm-up pool. Former world record-holding swimmer Mark Foster laid the first of 180,000 pool tiles in September 2010 - two years after work started - while British diver Tom Daley opened the pool in July 2011. Labelled the unofficial "gateway" to the 2012 Games due to its position in the south east of the Park, above the River Lea and Olympic Stadium, the Centre has a 2,500-seat permanent faculty. An interesting final fact: more than 160,000 tonnes of soil, much of it contaminated, were dug out to build the Aquatics Centre in an operation that uncovered several Iron Age skeletons as well an assortment of rusting relics from the area's former uses.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Stratford Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Hackney Wick Overground Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Homerton Overground Station
 
27 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn London - Stratford City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £63  25% off
10A Chestnut Plaza, E20 | 7 minutes from Aquatics Centre
Feel at home as soon as you enter the contemporary lobby of the Holiday Inn London Stratford City. This new generation Holiday Inn is located in ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London-Stratford
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £46  40% off
196 High Street, E15 | 9 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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
 
 
 
The Westbridge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £58  37% off
335 - 337 High Street, E15 | 9 minutes from Aquatics Centre
The Westbridge Hotel, Stratford is a unique boutique hotel that brings together luxury and comfort and adds a sense of style to east London. It houses ... More
 
 
 
 
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London Olympics Water Polo Arena
London > London Olympics > London Olympics Venues
Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 | 2 minutes from Aquatics Centre
Location: By the main entrance of the Olympic Park opposite the Aquatic CentreEvent: Water PoloTemporary venue to be taken down after the Games Shaped like a ... More
 
 
 
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Olympic Stadium
London > London Olympics > London Olympics Venues
Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 | 4 minutes from Aquatics Centre
The 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 ... More
 
 
 
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London 2012 Olympic Park
London > London Olympics > London Olympics Venues
Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 | 4 minutes from Aquatics Centre
Built on the site of a deprived, desolate, polluted and neglected chunk of east London, the Olympic Park will transform Stratford and leave a lasting legacy ... More
 
 
 
 
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Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 | 4 minutes from Aquatics Centre
ArcelorMittal Orbit designer Anish Kapoor has collaborated with Belgian artist Carsten Holler, who gave us the big slide outside the Hayward Gallery in summer 2015, to ...More
 
 
 
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Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 | 4 minutes from Aquatics Centre
Created by the artist Anish Kapoor and structural designer Cecil Balmond, the continuous looping steel lattice of the striking red sculpture and public viewing platform stands ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Music  Dates: Saturday 3rd June 2017 - 6pm
Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 | 4 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 | 4 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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Annex East
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Unit 2, Hutchins Close, Stratford, London E15 | 5 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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Here East Olympic Park
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Olympic Park, E20 | 6 minutes from Aquatics Centre
On the site of the Press Centre for the 2012 Olympics, Here East ... More
 
 
 
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Bottle Apostle East Village
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Unit 7.2, 3-4 West Park Walk, E20 | 5 minutes from Aquatics Centre
Bottle Apostle is a lovely independent wine retailer where you get expert advice and the chance to try before you buy using self-serve enomatic wine ... More
 
 
 
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Darkhorse Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
16-19 Victory Parade, E20 | 5 minutes from Aquatics Centre
Serving "modern European food influences wrapped with British attitude", Darkhorse Bar & Restaurant is a relaxed place to dine and drink, brought to East Village ... More
 
 
 
Clary's Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
312 The Loft, Montfichet Road, E20 | 7 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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Ping Pong - Stratford
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
Unit LR09, 314 The Loft, E20 | 7 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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London Olympics BMX Track
London > Leisure > London Olympics Venues
Olympic Park, E20 | 6 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Olympic Park, E20 | 6 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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All Star Lanes, Westfield Stratford City
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Westfield Stratford City, Stratford, London E20 | 7 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
52-54 Celebration Avenue, E20 | 11 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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King Eddie's
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47 Stratford Broadway, E15 | 12 minutes from Aquatics Centre
A gastropub East End style - and that doesn't mean organic, corn-fed jellied eels and a gang of smoke ventilation engineers. The team behind King Eddie's ... More
 
 
 
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The Leyton Star
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116 High Road, E15 | 20 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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Knickerbocker 10 - Queer Dance Party
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 9th December 2016 

Glass Factory Studios 4.8 miles from Aquatics Centre

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ArcelorMittal Orbit
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

ArcelorMittal Orbit 5.03 miles from Aquatics Centre

Created by the artist Anish Kapoor and structural designer Cecil Balmond, the continuous looping steel lattice of the striking red ...More

Slide at ArcelorMittal Orbit
Slide at ArcelorMittal Orbit
Attraction | Until 1st May 2017 

ArcelorMittal Orbit 5.03 miles from Aquatics Centre

ArcelorMittal Orbit designer Anish Kapoor has collaborated with Belgian artist Carsten Holler, who gave us the big slide outside the ...More

 
USA The Norwegian Way
Leisure | Until 14th December 2016 

Westfield London - Stratford 5.21 miles from Aquatics Centre

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The Bat and Ball
The Bat and Ball
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 15th December 2016 

Westfield London - Stratford 5.53 miles from Aquatics Centre

Year-long pop-up The Bat and Ball in Westfield Stratford brings together ping pong, booze ...More

 
Glitterbugs
Theatre | Until 15th January 2017 

Discover Children's Story Centre 5.6 miles from Aquatics Centre

Theatre, Children's Theatre....More

The Fantastic World Of Dr. Seuss
The Fantastic World Of Dr. Seuss
Kids Events | Until 15th August 2017 

Discover Children's Story Centre 5.6 miles from Aquatics Centre

Dr. Seuss's funny and fantastical stories are brought to life through an immersive exhibition inspired by much loved books like ...More

 
Christmas Makers Market at East Village E20
Christmas Makers Market at East Village E20
Seasonal | Until 11th December 2016 

East Village 5.65 miles from Aquatics Centre

The Christmas Makers Market at East Village takes on a 'Hygge' theme this year, based on the Danish ...More

 
Sliders Curling Club
Sliders Curling Club
Sporting Events | Until 23rd December 2016 

Roof East 5.67 miles from Aquatics Centre

Now you don't have to wait for the winter Olympics to get into curling. Bowling-on-ice comes to East London. From ...More

 
Sinbad The Sailor
Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

Theatre Royal Stratford East 5.74 miles from Aquatics Centre

A traditional pantomime featuring original music, audience participation and comedy for all ages. Directed by Kerry Michael....More

 
 
 
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