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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park


The latest events taking place on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park...


Ultimate Funfair!

Ultimate Funfair
It is the Easter holiday, which means one thing – George Irvin’s Ultimate Funfair is now open at Stratford Waterfront.

Whether it be the dodgems, rollercoasters or a carousel, the Ultimate Funfair will have something for everyone!

The Funfair is open daily from 12noon-9pm until Monday 17 April.

Visitors should note there is an entrance charge of £1 per person, although admission is free for Under-3s.

Rides operate on a token system, which are available to purchase at the funfair for £1.20 per token or Ten for £10. A Wristband Day will also be available on Tuesday 11 April, for unlimited rides between allocated times!


April Sports Sessions

With many New Year’s Resolutions falling by the wayside, April is the perfect month to get back out there and work on your fitness and well-being.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will host a range of activities throughout the month, from dawn until dusk, with many being available totally free of charge.

Circuit training, Yoga, Bootcamp, Run Club, Cycling, Core Stability, Capoeira Fitness, Swimming, Hula Fitness, Gym, Spinning, Dance Aerobics, Box Fit and Buggy Exercise are among the activities being held on the Park in March.

To book your place on any of the aforementioned activities now, visit


Roar on the lions!

London Lions
Bring your pride and join the crowds as the London Lions, London’s only professional basketball team, who are in with a great chance of a top-four finish and a strong seeding for the end-of-season BBL Championship Play-Offs.

The Lions sit fifth in the table, and the atmosphere will be jumping again when they take to the court at the atmospheric Copper Box Arena to host Leicester Riders and Cheshire Phoenix on Wednesday 12 April and Friday 21 April respectively.

The Lions scored a 93-86 victory over Newcastle Eagles last time out and travel to Leeds Force on Sunday afternoon just four points outside the top four with five games left to play.

Tip-off for both games is at 7.30pm and tickets are available here now.


64 Bits

64 Bits
A new and interactive exhibition of 64 seminal moments in the web’s past is now logged on at the Press Centre at Here East until Friday 21 April.

As part of a wider digital archaeology project, 64 BITS seeks to plug gaps in the historical record by telling the stories of the forgotten artist engineers that shaped today’s digital culture.

Take Alan Emtage, Barbadian-born inventor of the search engine. Billions of people use the technology he created on a daily basis but very few know his name. The exhibition includes a working version of his first search engine, Archie.

Equally significant is the work of designer Susan Kare. Her icons and fonts have been seen by billions of people, yet few know her name. The exhibition incorporates a selection of the key milestones in the career, including the original Macintosh icons, the MacPaint interface and the Microsoft Solitaire playing cards.

Another key part of the exhibition is an open-door digital media archiving service, supported by the British Library, where artists and designer can bring in obsolete media for us to migrate inaccessible historical artwork to a modern format. Where appropriate, the excavated work will be exhibited as part of the exhibition.

For more information, visit now.