Countdown to North Park Opening
When millions of visitors descended on London for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, they discovered a dramatic new destination, a cultural and recreational hotspot that is soon to become famous throughout the world.
Years of investment turned this once neglected area into a spectacular stage for the greatest sporting event on earth, but the attention hasn’t ended now the Games are over. Work to transform the park is well under way and an exciting new era of entertainment, sport, recreation, commerce and community will soon begin.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will provide an escape in its green, open spaces and beside the tranquil waterways. Elsewhere it will pulsate with a multitude of events, from local, national and international sporting competitions in the five world class venues built especially for the Games, to concerts, festivals, temporary attractions, art installations and much more in its many public spaces.
It will be a place to live and a place to work, with five new neighbourhoods and its own commercial district. It will have Europe’s largest urban shopping centre right on its doorstep, thousands of new hotel rooms just a short walk away and it will benefit from unrivalled transport links. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is set to become London’s leading destination for leisure, life and business; a model of modern, sustainable urban regeneration, attracting an estimated 9.3 million visitors each year. It will offer the best of London all in one place.