More popularly known as the Olympic Stadium, the London Stadium made history for hosting the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics. It is a multi-purpose outdoor stadium located inside the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the Stratford district of London. Aside from being the venue of the 2012 Olympics, the stadium also hosted several sporting events including test matches for the England rugby league, several 2015 Rugby World Cup games and the 2017 IAAFA World Championships in Athletics. After its Olympic use, the stadium went into renovation for repurposing after granting a tenancy to West Ham United. The London Stadium also became the preferred venue for many live performances in the city. It hosted the London stop of several concert tours including Beyonce and Jay-Z's On The Run II Tour, Depeche Mode's Global Spirit Tour and The Rolling Stones' No Filter Tour. Grab tickets to all London Stadium events at StubHub.
Is the London Stadium accessible for people with disabilities?
Yes, the London Stadium prides itself as a venue for all. There is accessible seating available in all levels of the stadium. It includes aisle seats, seats with few or no step nearby and seating that has nothing in front of it. London Stadium was also constructed in a way to be friendly to people who need accessible features. An example of this is the five windows of the stadium's box office that are at an accessible height for people using wheelchairs. Additionally, London Stadium permits the entry of service animals that can stay in wheelchair bays.
What are the food and drink options inside the stadium?
London Stadium offers plenty of choices for food and drinks. Its concessionaires offer mostly locally sourced food, including the famous Wicks Manor sausages and freshly cooked beef or chicken burgers. There are also kiosks scattered through the stadium that offer nachos, skewers, sandwiches and hot and cold drinks. There is also a West Ham Coffee Co. Outlet in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park where guests of London Stadium events can enjoy hot and cold drinks plus meals and snacks.
Is it accessible by public transportation?
Yes, the venue can be reached by various modes of transportation available in London. Patrons who want to take the Tube can alight at Stratford station or at Stratford international station that are served by the Central & Jubilee lines, the London Underground and the Southeastern High Speed 1 service. Those who wish to travel by bus can take the following services: 388 between Blackfriars and Stratford City, 308 between Claptron and Wanstead and D8 between Crossharbour and Stratford International.
Is there a tour of the London Stadium?
Yes, there is. It is a tour that highlights the history of the London Stadium as a venue for the 2012 Olympics and how it was transformed to be a multi-purpose venue and home to several sports clubs, including UK Athletics and West Ham United.
Is smoking and drinking allowed at London Stadium events?
Smoking is strictly prohibited as London Stadium is a no-smoking venue. However, alcohol can be brought inside the stadium, but the patron must observe proper behaviour and law while consuming alcoholic drinks.Back to Top