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Grab your chance to make use of London's most spectacular new public space by making the Park your next event venue.

The Park is a sensational events destination, and in 2013 alone hosted music festivals, concerts, corporate conferences, community markets and numerous individual meetings and company events. In only its first year of operation, the Park has already earned a nomination in Time Out’s London First Awards in recognition of its contribution to the city’s cultural life. All this against its background as host of the once-in-a-generation London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

With its excellent transport connections and prime location in the heart of a vibrant and growing community, the Park is an easily accessible space in a thriving part of east London. 

The Park boasts a selection of spectacular outdoor locations and iconic indoor venues that are suitable for all uses. 

Stage an outdoor event:

Worldclass venues and city landmarks provide a stunning backdrop for any outdoor event on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Our outdoor event spaces, which are all licensed for a wide range of activities, include:

Alfred’s Meadow

(North East Lawns - approx 5,000m2, up to 1,500 people). Named after King Alfred (commemorating one of his battle victories) the lawn is located on the banks of the River Lea.  The tranquil setting, backdrop of the river and sunsets makes it an ideal venue for local community and corporate events.

Hopkin’s Fields

(North West Lawns - approx 12,000m2, up to approx 20,000 people).  An open, flat events space ideally suited to music and large scale events.

Mandeville Place and Carpenters Lock (up to 500 people).

At the heart of the Park these spaces are well suited to attractions requiring high footfall as well as intimate events, such as product launches and theatrical performances.

South Lawn (approx 25,000m2, up to approx 20,000 people). The backdrop of the Stadium and London Aquatics Centre and proximity to Stratford stations make this the ideal venue for musical, mass participation and corporate events.

Stratford Waterfront (approx 19,000m2, up to 19,999).

On the main entrance to the Park this event space is particularly well suited to longer term hires looking for high footfall.

Venues and attractions

Many of the world-class sports venues and attractions across the Park offer space for event and corporate use – from the viewing platform of the ArcelorMittal Orbit and the gallery spaces of the White Building to the Copper Box Arena and the 1,000 seat Here East auditorium.   

To check availability and approximate hire fees or to make an enquiry about for outdoor event please contact the Events Team on 0203 288 1800 or Please let us know brief details of the event, your preferred dates and event space and how many people will be attending. 

Should you wish to proceed we will be very pleased to discuss and assess your detailed requirements to allow a firm hire quotation to be calculated for you.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park boasts an enviable range of indoor venues perfect for the widest range of events.

ArcelorMittal Orbit & the Podium (for 50 to 250 people).  A creative collaboration between artist Sir Anish Kapoor, and Cecil Balmond the ArcelorMittal Orbit is the tallest sculpture in the UK and an intriguing new landmark on the London skyline.  At 114.5m tall, it is both a work of art and a thrilling public experience making it the perfect venue for a wide range of corporate and social events within its two viewing platforms, which also incorporate two of Anish Kapoor mirror installations for more dramatic effect.

The Podium is situated at the foot of the ArcelorMittal Orbit and is flanked by the Zaha Hadid designed London Aquatics Centre and Olympic Stadium on the other.  It has a ground floor and upper tier hospitality spaces with viewing terraces offering unparalleled views of the Park and its iconic venues.  To enquire about bookings in either the ArcelorMittal Orbit or the Podium please call 0333 600 6099 or email

Copper Box Arena (for 20 to 7,500 people). One of London’s most flexible indoor venues, with a central auditorium including retractable seating, allowing for a wide range of different sports, concerts, conferences and exhibitions. Also includes provision of smaller studio spaces for intimate events.  To enquire about bookings please contact Reception & Enquiries Tel: 020 8221 4900.

Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre (for 20 to 1,500 people).  Opening in June 2014 the centre boasts indoor facilities for a wide range of occasions.  To enquire about bookings please contact Naomi Chant

Lee Valley VeloPark  (for 20 to 6,700 people).  Lee Valley VeloPark is the first place in the world where you can enjoy Track cycling, road racing, BMX or mountain biking, in one place. The venue is also ideal for a wide range of social and business occasions providing a stunning backdrop for any event.  To enquire about bookings please contact Naomi Chant

London Aquatics Centre (for 20 to 2,500 people). Designed by architect Zaha Hadid, this venue provided the breathtaking backdrop to countless world records and Ellie Simmonds’ dramatic swim into the history books.  The venue also accommodates the London Aquatics Centre Events space which offers a truly unique space overlooking the competition and diving pools which is perfect for private functions.  To enquire about bookings please contact

Stadium (10 to 60,000 people). From 2016 the Stadium becomes the new home of West Ham United FC, as well as a major live music venue. It will be open all year round for visitor tours, arts and cultural events, conferences and other sporting activities.  To enquire about bookings please contact the Events Team on 0203 288 1800 or

Timber Lodge (for 10 to 150 people).  Brilliantly designed to blend into the natural landscape and produce its own green energy from solar panels. Inside, the Unity Kitchen Café offers all the facilities and refreshments you need on a day out at the Park ideal for smaller scale events. To enquire about bookings please Kaliopi Carras on 020 7241 9076 or


Local Programme Commissions for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is commissioning a series of events and projects from locally based groups and organisations to take place in the Park.

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Past events

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