First time public can access waterways since before 2012 Olympic games

Visitors enjoying a boat tour as they pass the Orbit (Credit: LLDC)

Visitors enjoying a boat tour as they pass the Orbit (Credit: LLDC)

First published in News East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Waltham Forest

The waterways inside the Olympic Park have been opened up for the first time since before the games. 

Visitors are now able to view the iconic venues around the park by booking a daily boat tour lasting 45 minutes. 

The tours costing £8 for adults and £4 for children (aged four upwards) start from Stratford Waterfront, situated near the Aquatic Centre and head north towards the stadium, parks, and Copper Box Arena. 

Boat operator Lee & Stort Co Limited will be running the tours everyday until August 31 and tickets can be purchased at their pontoon on the day. 

This week, the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) have also announced  Blue Badge Tourist Guides will be running  guided walks around the Stratford park.

The tours cost £10 for adults and £5 for children and take place every Thursday and Saturday at 11am from start outside Pudding Mill DLR Station.

For more information on all the Park’s tours and trails visit QueenElizabethOlympicPark.co.uk/the-park/plan-your-visit/trails-and-tours. 

 

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12:35am Thu 7 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

Bet that will be a lovely trip.
Bet that will be a lovely trip. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -2

6:43am Thu 7 Aug 14

tjm01 says...

Only if YOU stay at home, or better still go trout fishing
Only if YOU stay at home, or better still go trout fishing tjm01
  • Score: 1

11:15am Thu 7 Aug 14

westham2014 says...

I went on this boat trip yesterday with my son and its a lovely little trip and the guys running it are so nice and friendly. Would highly recommend it
I went on this boat trip yesterday with my son and its a lovely little trip and the guys running it are so nice and friendly. Would highly recommend it westham2014
  • Score: 4

11:48am Fri 8 Aug 14

jonny mash says...

£8 is bit expensive for a 45 minute trip so I'd suggest a free cycle ride instead. Those boats look suspiciously like the "Water Chariots" that were trying to charge people £45 for a trip from Tottenham Marshes to Old Ford Lock during the Olympiad of 2012
£8 is bit expensive for a 45 minute trip so I'd suggest a free cycle ride instead. Those boats look suspiciously like the "Water Chariots" that were trying to charge people £45 for a trip from Tottenham Marshes to Old Ford Lock during the Olympiad of 2012 jonny mash
  • Score: 0

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