London Olympic Stadium
The London Olympic Stadium was the focal point of the London 2012 Olympic Games; the stadium instantly became an iconic part of the city's landscape. The London Olympic Stadium joined the likes of Lord's, Wembley Stadium, Wimbledon and Twickenham Stadium in underlining London's reputation as the world's greatest city for sporting stadia. The stadium will be the host of the 2017 World Athletics Championships and the 2017 IPC Athletics World Championships.
The London Olympic Stadium hosted the opening ceremony and closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. The stadium was home the track and field athletics events, with such iconic moments as Mo Farah's gold medals in the 5,000 and 10,000 metres, Jessica Ennis' glorious triumph in the heptathlon and the victories of Usain Bolt in the men's 100 metres and 200 metres.
The London Olympic Stadium is in the East London district of Stratford and during the London 2012 Olympics had a capacity of 80,000 people. London visitors are strongly recommended to visit the Olympic Orbit, just yards from the Olympic Stadium, the glorious observation tower that provides stunning views over the stadium. The London Olympic Games will host the 2017 Athletics World Championships.
Nearest Tube/Railway StationStratford (Central Line; Jubilee Line; Dockland Light Railway)
BoroughLondon Borough of Newham
AdmissionDependent on the event
Opening TimesDependent on the event
Address / Contact DetailsOlympic Stadium, 103 - 113 Marshgate Lane, Stratford, London E15 2NQ
Related AttractionsOlympic Park
Lord's cricket ground
The Oval cricket ground