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London Stadium Overview

London Stadium is a multi-use venue for sporting events, music, and is the home of the West Ham United & the Premier League football club. At the stadium, you can walk in the footsteps of the Olympic legends and enjoy unique photo opportunities. If you can get seats at the manager’s dugout and balcony, you can easily enjoy the fantastic panoramic view of the stadium.

London Stadium was formerly known as ‘The stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park,’ and the Olympic stadium is a multipurpose stadium in the Stratford district of London. The stadium was made of the 2012 Summer Paralympics and 2012 summer Olympics and served as the track & field venue. It was also the site for the opening and closing ceremonies.

Because of the huge number of games played at the Olympic stadium London, it was recently renovated, and now this multi-purpose stadium is the primary home for Premier League and West Ham United.Experience all this and more with our Europe tour packages.

The first public event of the stadium was in March 2012. This stadium has hosted the Rugby world cup match in 2015 and two of England’s test matches of the Rugby league, 2017 World Para Athletic Championships and the 2017 IAAF world championship in Athletics were held in this stadium.

The stadium has the capacity to hold concerts with 80,000 spectators. The London Stadium is in oval shape with relocatable seating so it can host other games like cricket and baseball. When the stadium was reopened on July 16, it had a seating capacity of 66,000; however, for the football game, the seats are limited to only 60,000.

In 2019, June the London stadium also hosted its first regular-season US major league Baseball game.

Highlights

• Grab the unique photo opportunity at the stadium and receive a free personalized certificate also.
• At Olympic Stadium London, you can enjoy free video content from the stadium authorities.
• You can also enjoy the panoramic views of the stadium from the manager’s dugout and balcony level.
• Make your way to the Royal box to get close to the replica of the football association cup.
• Explore the stadium's heart via breath-taking grass pitches, dressing rooms, and the press room.
• Take advantage of the unique guided tour of the London Stadium, which is an abode to some of the most highly publicized sports events that took place across ages.
• You can also take a ‘behind the scenes guided tour of the United Kingdom’s music venue and the most significant sports complex.

How To Reach

By Bus: Take bus numbers 25, 86, 97, 104, 108, 158, 241, 257, 262, 276, 308, 425, 473, and D8 to reach Stratford city bus station or Stratford bus station, which are located a few minutes of walking distance from London Stadium.

By Subway: You can onboard the Jubilee, central, and DLR and get off at the Stratford train station. You can also take the DLR and depart at the Pudding Mill Lane train station.

By Car: You can reach the Olympic stadium London by car.  You can also drive to the stadium conveniently with the A12 and Romford Road running from the east.

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Best Time To Visit

The Olympic stadium London can be visited any time between 10.00 AM to 3.00 PM. It will not be crowded as every tour requires a guide, and only a limited number of people are allowed to enter the stadium.

However, you should avoid visiting the stadium on event days and public holidays as you may need to wait for your turn.

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Other Essential Information

  • The London Stadium tour is part multimedia and partly guided. Some parts of the stadium are free to explore with the help of an audio guide; however, for the remaining amount, you need a good guide.
  • Tour to Stadium is designed to give a mixture of architectural and historical information and various impressive sites with photo opportunities.
  • You should wear comfortable walking shoes to explore the London Stadium as you have to walk a lot.  
  • You can buy the tour pass online before the scheduled day to make your Olympic stadium London tour comfortable and hassle-free. 

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Point of Interest for London Stadium
The Forge
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The Forge

The Forge, which is situated on the first floor of the stadium, is known for hosting amazing events. The place is known for its elegant decor filled with earthy brown tones, alluring visitors from all over the world. Another one of its specialities is that it offers one of the best city views from the glass windows seating area, along with a bar providing various specialities from around the world.

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The Great Briton And The Academy
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The Great Briton And The Academy

It is a two in one combo, where you get to learn about the efforts that goes behind the development of new athletes, while relishing the delicious food and drinks menu of the place. The place is known for hosting various events accommodating around 200 people.

The Boleyn
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The Boleyn

It is a famous spot for party events, located on the first floor of the stadium, which offers homage to classic Upton Park theme pubs. The place offers a comfortable ambience, with a space that can accommodate around 600 people.

The Royal East
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The Royal East

This luxury lounge area showcases achievements, history, and events about East London, through its themed walls. The place is known for offering amazing views of the pitch through their spacious balcony area. With access to amazing natural light, the place offers a lively atmosphere for various gatherings and events.

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The Arnold Hills
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The Arnold Hills

The Arnold Hills is known as one of the most premium rooms of London stadium, offering spectacular views of the pitch and the bowl. The place is appropriate for meetings, buffets, and reception hosting, and can accommodate up to 200 guests at a time. 

The Londoner Lounges And Boxes
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The Londoner Lounges And Boxes

This is one of the best places to view a game or match in the London Stadium, as it offers spectacular views of the whole ground from its Box Balconies. With earthy tones and decor, the place provides a lively atmosphere inspired by the local culture of West Ham United.

West Ham Coffee Co
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West Ham Coffee Co

One of the most famous attractions inside London Stadium, West Ham Coffee Cafe is the ideal place to grab your favorite brewed caffeine. Situated on the lower ground of the stadium, this cafe gets extremely crowded during events and matches. You can indulge in various snacks and beverages including meat wraps, chicken and vegetable skewers, traditional ale beer, etc.

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