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

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

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Homerton Overground Station
 
27 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn London - Stratford City
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £68  39% 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
 
 
 
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196 High Street, E15 | 9 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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335 - 337 High Street, E15 | 9 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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