The Olympic Park in Stratford in East London was at the centre of the biggest sports event in the world with the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games taking place in London in 2012.
Iconic venues include the Olympic Stadium (Opening and Closing ceremonies, Athletics with Usain Bolt, Jessica Enis, Mo Farah and Mark Rutherford) now re-named the London Stadium and the home ground of the Premier League football club West Ham, the Aquatics Centre (Swimming with Ellie Simmons, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte; Diving with Tom Daley), the Copper Box (Handball and Goalball) and the Velodrome (Track Cycling with Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny, Laura Trott).
THE GUIDED OLYMPIC WALK IN THE OLYMPIC PARK
SEE ALL THE OLYMPIC VENUES IN REAL LIFE AFTER WATCHING THEM ON TV DURING LONDON 2012. Experience the complete transformation of a formerly contaminated and run down area into one of the most modern and desirable areas in London on a guided walking tour in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park next to Westfield shopping center in Stratford. Learn all about the history of the Olympics, the athletes, the innovative architecture of the 2012 venues, the regeneration of East London and the sustainability of the 2012 venues. You will see The Olympic Stadium, The Velodrome, The Aquatics Centre, The Arcelor Mittal Tower, East Village as well as gorgeous landscaped brinks of the river Lea.
If you are planning a guided walk for students, you might want to combine it with an activity like swimming in the Olympic pool in the Aquatics Centre or riding a bicycle in the Velodrome or on the BMX track. You can rent bikes in the Velodrome: http://www.nationalcyclingcentre.com/track/ride-the-track/