Olympic venues

Competitions will be held in a collection of brand-new facilities at Olympic Park in East London, and at other sites across the London area, as well as in four other English cities, in Cardiff and in Glasgow. Canary Wharf

River Thames

Central London

East side of the city
From Olympic Stadium, it’s 3.7 mi. (6 km) to Central London, and 2.4 mil. (3.8 km) to the Canary Wharf financial district, in straight-line distances

Olympic Park, center of activity
Covers 1.2 sq. mi. (3.1 sq. km) in east London, including parts of neighborhoods of Bow, Homerton, Leyton and Stratford; next to Stratford City, a large mixed-use development
100 m (328 ft)

River Lea

Olympic Park
detailed below

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Venue name (sports to be hosted here)

Estimated costs
9.3 billion pounds ($14.6 billion) to regenerate this area of East London, build new Olympic Park infrastructure and stage the Games; some say the total bill could exceed 11 million pounds ($17.2 billion) Pudding Mill Lane Station

Olympic Stadium (Track events, athletics)

(at front edge of this map)

Handball Arena, or “Copper Box”

(Handball, goalball, modern pentathlon)

Hackney Wick Station

In the wake of major recent upgrades to the area’s rail network, Olympic Park will be served by 10 rail lines with a total capacity of 240,000 riders per hour

Spectator entrances Spectator zones London Underground

West Ham Station

1.4 km (0.85 m.) southeast

ArcelorMittal Orbit

Site facts
• Opening and closing ceremonies will be held in Olympic Stadium • The River Lea is a tributary which joins the River Thames, and flows through Olympic Park Aquatics Center (Diving, swimming, synchronized swimming, modern pentathlon)

Media center
Water polo arena
(Water polo)

London Overground National Rail Docklands Light Rail

Stratford International Station


River Lea
Riverbank Arena
(Field hockey)

Stratford Station

Retail center
• The ArcelorMittal Orbit is a 115 m (377 ft.) tall sculpture with two observation platforms,near Olympic Stadium
Alma St.

Olympic Village
Basketball arena

(Track cycling)


Stratford City

(Basketball, handball)


(BMX cycling)

BMX track

Eton Manor
200 m (656 ft) (at front edge of this map)

• Parklands The greenway includes 250 species of trees and plantings from around the world
10 km 10 miles

• Olympic Village includes 2,818 new apartments set in 11 residential parcels

Chobham Academy

Crownfield Rd.


Venues near London
In the London area, 17 venues outside of Olympic Park will also host events

Atlantic Ocean

Other venues
Outside London, several stadiums will be part of the football (soccer) competition; sailing events will be held near Weymouth


Olympic Park

4 6 2 5 7


Multiple venues



Glasgow Belfast

9 10 11 12

NOTE: Venues and sports inside Olympic Park are shown on the main map, above

14 15





Edinburgh Newcastle-upon-Tyne

River Thames

Thames Estuary



19 20
Manchester Birmingham

North Sea

Venues, sports
Sports hosted are in bold italics 1. Eton Dorney Rowing Center Eight-lane course near Windsor Castle; about 25 mi. (40 km) west of London Rowing, canoe sprint 2. Hampton Court Palace Former home to monarchs Road cycling 3. Wembley Arena Multiuse arena; music venue Badminton, rhythmic gymnastics 4. Wembley Stadium England’s national stadium; 6 mi. (9.6 km) northwest of city center Soccer 5. Wimbledon Famed lawn tennis center Tennis 6. Earl’s Court Exhibition and event center Volleyball 7. Hyde Park One of the larger Royal Parks of London Triathlon, marathon swimming 8. Lord’s Cricket Ground Famous cricket facility in St. Johns Wood Archery 9. Horse Guard’s Parade Across from Buckingham Palace Beach volleyball 10. The Mall Ceremonial route near Buckingham Palace Marathon, road cycling 11. Greenwich Park Oldest of the Royal Parks, home to the Royal Observatory Equestrian events, modern pentathlon 12. North Greenwich Arena The former Millennium Dome was redone with a new arena under the roof in 2007
Biggin Hill





WALES Cardiff

Detailed, left


London Weymouth

100 km 100 miles

Wembley Stadium

Artistic gymnastics, trampoline, basketball 13. Lee Valley White Water Center 18.5 mi. (30 km) north of Olympic Park Canoe slalom 14. ExCeL Exhibition and conference center Boxing, fencing, judo, table tennis, taekwondo, weightlifting, wrestling, boccia 15. Royal Artillery Barracks Former home of the artillery regiment of the British Army Shooting 16. Brands Hatch Motor and cycling racing circuit Paralympic road cycling 17. Hadleigh Farm New biking course built at this educational working farm Mountain biking
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18. Hampden Park Scotland’s national stadium, in south Glasgow Soccer 19. St. James’ Park Home of Newcastle United team, in Newscastle-upon-Tyne Soccer 20. Old Trafford Home of Manchester United team Soccer

Olympic Stadium
21. City of Coventry Stadium Home to Coventry City team Soccer 22. Millennium Stadium National stadium of Wales, in the capital, Cardiff Soccer 23. Weymouth Bay/Portland Harbor Home to a national sailing academy Sailing

Source: London 2012, BBC, U.K. Mapping Agency, Independent Olympic Site, Transport for London

Graphic: Robert Dorrell

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