The Lee Valley Olympic journey - a guided walk (12 June)
Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre
Date: 12 June 2022
Time: 11:00 – please note, the walk will begin at this time, if you’re running late, please give the walk leader a call to let them know.
Price: Free but we ask you to please book a ticket to secure your spot
Meeting point: outside Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre - E20 3AD
Please arrive 10 minutes before the walk is scheduled to begin. This will allow time for you to pay for any parking and your leader has time to check everyone in.
Estimated time of walk: 2 hours
Parking restrictions: parking charges apply at this car park. Find out more here
Starting at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, learn about the sites long historical association with sport and how it was transformed into a conditioning and training ground during the Olympics, then the Wheelchair Tennis venue for the Paralympics – and then again, into today’s world-class hockey and tennis venue which is open every day for anyone to enjoy
You’ll then be led through part of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and experience the transformation of the park grounds. You’ll see where the Olympic Basketball Arena once stood and how the Athletes Village has been regenerated to become a residential area which is now home to around 6000 people.
Take a selfie with the Paralympic Agitos logo and stand where the Riverside Arena once was as you then make your way back towards the iconic Lee Valley VeloPark – not forgetting to get an Olympic ring selfie as you go past – and finish at the first venue in the world where you can take part in the four Olympic cycling disciplines. Step inside this epic venue which staged the track cycling events and provided some of the Games’ most exciting moments. Experience what it was like to be trackside watching those moments unfold. Lee Valley VeloPark is now home to four Olympic cycling disciplines and open to all, from those who regularly train to those who want to experience the track.
Once you've finished your walk, continue your Olympic journey and explore our 10 Years On free exhibition which takes place within Lee Valley VeloPark overlooking the iconic 42 degree track. Find out more here
This walk can take up to 2 hours
Our walks are predominately on flat gravel paths but there may be some uneven ground at times
All of this walk is on good footpaths and is suitable for wheelchairs or buggies
Please bring water and snacks to keep you energised
By bus - 308
By train, tube & tram - Stratford International, Leyton, Hackney Wick
By car - use postcode E20 3AD for sat nav directions, 5 minute drive from A12