Prince Harry tested out the new attractions on the eve of the south of the park's official opening

(Credit Dave Poultney) Prince Harry takes a cycle ride by the water feature

(Credit: Dave Poultney) Boris takes a cycle ride tour in the south of the park

(Credit: Dave Poultney) Prince Harry and Boris Johnson play with school children from Newham's Gainsborough primary school

(Credit: Dave Poultney) Prince Harry and Mayor Boris with primary school children in the playground area

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On the eve of the final section of the Olympic Park opening, a royal prince and politician made a special visit.  

Prince Harry and his entourage with London Mayor Boris Johnson were given a tour of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and its newest attractions on Friday.

The south of the park opened to the public for the first time since the London 2012 Olympic and Paralymic games on Saturday.

The London Legacy Development Commitee has spent £300 million transforming 27 acres of land that is filled with 1,000 mature trees, six bridges, seating areas and thousands of lights. 

During the tour, the prince said: "It was fantastic the way it was anyway, but the amount of money that has been spent and the creativity as well, I think it's brought it to life.

"I think the members of the public will get a chance to come here and for kids obviously they absolutely adore it, playing in the sand."

The main features include a promenade lined with 100 mature Oak and Tulip trees, lit at night by 57 orb lights, a large water feature overlooking the Orbit and stadium, a mini amphitheatre, a 20ft climbing wall and an old-fashioned carousel.

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