The Stadium, based on the Olympic Park Avenue, has undergone a massive transformation after hosting the ceremonies of the London 2012 Games and the Paralympic athletics. Queen Elizabeth Park, as it’s known nowadays, it’s soon-to-be the new home of West Ham United FC, while other important sporting events will also be held here. Boasting an incredible 80.000 seats available for concerts, of course, hosting live music shows wasn’t ruled out, on the contrary; this year, AC/DC
was the first band to perform at the transformed Stadium.
The easiest way to get to the Stadium is by public transport; but of course, there’s always the option to use the personal car.
By train and tube: the nearest train and tube stations are at Stratford and Stratford International, both within a 20-minute walk distance, at most.
By car: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is easily accessible by car too. Just follow the map according to your departure point.
International: Te Stadium is accessible from all London airports, while a journey from St. Pancras International will take about 7 minutes.
At Heathrow, take the Piccadilly line to King’s Cross St. Pancras, then walk to St. Pancras International and take the Southeastern service to Stratford International. It’ll take you about 20 minutes to walk to the Stadium. At Gatwick, take the Thameslink service to St. Pancras International and follow the same logic.
The Stadium doesn’t offer on-site parking facilities, but other venues of the Olympic Park have car parks which you can use, with places designated for Blue Badge holders as well. And there’s always the possibility of accessing an outside car park, located on Westfield Stratford City, with over 5.000 spaces.
Access for people with special needs
The Stadium is fully accessible. It offers step-free access while several dedicated doors designated for people with physical impairment, to avoid an unnecessary queue. There are accessible seating on each level (428 viewing spaces for wheelchair users), accessible WC’s, and assistance dogs are welcome, with the possibility to use the wheelchair bays during events.