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

Aquatics Centre

 
 
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Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 2ST
 
 
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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 £64  30% off
    10A Chestnut Plaza, E20 | 7 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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    Holiday Inn Express London-Stratford
    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £53  39% off
    196 High Street, E15 | 9 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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    The Westbridge Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  41% off
    335 - 337 High Street, E15 | 9 minutes from Aquatics Centre
    The Westbridge Hotel, Stratford is a unique boutique hotel that adds a sense of style to east London. Guests can choose from standard double and twin ... 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
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    London > London Olympics > London Olympics Venues
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    London > London Olympics > London Olympics Venues
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    The Yard
    London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
    Queens Yard White Post Lane, E9 | 10 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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    Theatre Royal Stratford East
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Gerry Raffles Square, E15 | 11 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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    Theatre Square, E15 | 11 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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    London > Attractions > Sights
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    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Unit 2, Hutchins Close, Stratford, London E15 | 5 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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    London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
    Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E20 | 7 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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    Tiger
    London > Shopping >
    Unit 45-46, The Mall, Stratford, Stratford, London E15 | 9 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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    Elevator Gallery
    London > Shopping > Art and Design
    Mother Studios, Queens Yard, White Post Lane, E9 | 10 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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    London Centre for Book Arts
    London > Shopping > Art and Design
    Unit 18, SPACE Studios, Britannia Works, Dace Road, E3 | 11 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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    Unit 2003, The Balcony, Westfield Stratford City, E15 | 7 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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    The Counter Cafe
    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    7 Roach Road, Fish Island, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 8 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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    London > Restaurants > African restaurants
    403 High Street, E15 | 9 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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    London > Education > Careers Services
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    The Making Space
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 2.9 miles from Aquatics Centre
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    Four Corners
    London > Education > Adult Education
    121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 35 minutes from Aquatics Centre
    For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
     
     
     
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    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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    King Eddie's
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    47 Stratford Broadway, E15 | 12 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    360 Victoria Park Road, Hackney, London E9 | 24 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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    London Fields Brewery
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    365-366 Warburton St, E8 | 2 miles from Aquatics Centre
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    The Fringe
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    Swan Wharf, Old Ford Lock, E3 | 8 minutes from Aquatics Centre
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    Crate Brewery
    London > Nightlife > Bars
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    Bistrotheque
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 1.9 miles from Aquatics Centre
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    Museum of London Docklands
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2.3 miles from Aquatics Centre
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
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    George Shaw: The Last Days Of Belief
    Exhibitions | Until 12th July 2015 

    Wilkinson Gallery 1.91 miles from Aquatics Centre

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    Netil House 2.03 miles from Aquatics Centre

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    The Viktor Wynd Museum Of Curiosities Tour
    Tours | Until 31st December 2015 

    The Viktor Wynd Museum Of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History 2.03 miles from Aquatics Centre

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    Concerts | On 3rd June 2015 

    Oslo 2.05 miles from Aquatics Centre

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    Hooked! Crochet Circle: Workshop
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    V & A Museum of Childhood 2.07 miles from Aquatics Centre

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    V & A Museum of Childhood 2.07 miles from Aquatics Centre

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