Newham Recorder launches Parklife - news from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

16:54 05 February 2014

Aerial shot over the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Picture by Anthony Charlton for LLDC.

Aerial shot over the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Picture by Anthony Charlton for LLDC.


Parklife is a new fortnightly section dedicated to bringing you all the latest news from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and taking you right to the heart of London’s inspirational Games legacy.

The Arcelor Mittal Orbit. Picture by David Poultney for the LLDCThe Arcelor Mittal Orbit. Picture by David Poultney for the LLDC

To kick-start, we’ve brought you this stunning aerial image of the park as it looks now — more than a year on from 2012’s scintillating summer of sport – complete with a quick-reference guide to what’s open to you.

Over the coming months we’ll be bringing you Olympian prizes, exclusive interviews and glimpses behind-the-scenes at the ever-evolving life of what is set to be London’s greatest sporting legacy.



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