London Legacy Development chief exec David Goldstone looks forward to autumn at the Olympic Park
PUBLISHED: 14:25 11 October 2016
With the temperature dropping a few notches and autumn setting in, why not come and warm up in the world-class venues on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park? There's lots on in the next few weeks.
And we’ve got a real scorcher for you: the chance to catch Olympic heroes Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish ride the Olympic boards at Six Day London. Once again the Lee Valley VeloPark will host six nights of world-class track racing from October 25-30. With a party-like atmosphere, great music and thrilling cycling, this is a perfect event if you’ve never watched cycling live before.
Or if basketball is more your thing, check out a London Lions match and see why the Copper Box Arena is known as the “box that rocks”. The thrilling atmosphere will certainly raise temperatures. Talking of which, if you haven’t yet tried The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit, and experienced the exhilarating 80m descent of the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide – now that’s something that is sure to get your blood pumping!
If you’re a rugby fan, you won’t want to miss England taking on Australia in the Four Nations Rugby League in November. Meeting for the first time since the 2013 World Cup, The Wall of White will go head-to-head with the current world champions Australia in what’s sure to be a thrilling contest.
Make like the professionals and work up a sweat in our world-class gyms – choose from the Copper Box Arena or London Aquatics Centre and get the endorphins pumping. Drop-in classes and memberships are available. Or, if you fancy something more sedate, watch the leaves changing colour, take a stroll through the beautiful parklands and tuck into some warming food and drink on the park.
There’s something for everyone at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this autumn, so wrap up and start exploring. More from David