Meeting outside Stratford International Station, we’ll start from the beginning – with the not-so-recent history of the area before finding out more about how London came to host the 2012 Olympic Games, a year in which the whole nation came together as one.
As we approach Stratford Walk, one of the main walkways to the famous Olympic Stadium, now home to West Ham Football Club, you’ll begin to see the amazing scale of the park. Leaving the modern housing blocks and offices, we’ll head for the iconic Arcelor Mittal Tower passing by the Aquatics centre where Tom Daley and Rebecca Adlington competed, cheered on by the whole country.
Re-imagine the atmosphere of the 2012 summer as we loop round the main stadium where athletes like Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis and, of course, Usain Bolt triumphed! And learn more about how London’s communities grew with the games and what they’re doing now to keep sport alive and well in East London.
It’s not all huge venues and mainstream sports. You’ll see memorials, playgrounds, blossom gardens, beautiful waterways and mountain bike trails. There are so many great photo opportunities on this tour, but there’s one that really can’t be missed: the Olympic rings. Like all our tours, we’ll take photos as we go and you can keep these after your tour is complete.