London Stadium (London)

London Stadium

Built ahead of London hosting the Olympic Games in 2012, the Olympic Stadium was used for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, as well as the Track Field events for both the Olympics and Paralympics. The stadium witnessed multiple world records and Usain Bolt winning three Gold medals, as well as setting a 100 metre Olympic Record time of 9.63 seconds.

Prior to the Olympic Stadium being opened, West Ham United were announced as the preferred tenants post-Olympics. However after a lengthy legal battle with other parties, this was not confirmed until March 2013. With a need for the athletics track to remain and a number of renovations required, West Ham didn’t move into the newly renamed London Stadium until August 2016.

Tenants: West Ham United (Premier League)

Opened: 2012

Capacity: 60,000

Address: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 2ST


Although now primarily a football stadium, the stadium continues to host Athletics – the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships and World Para Athletics Championships were held there, as well as the annual Anniversary Games and the inaugural Athletics World Cup in 2018.

Other uses include two England Rugby League test matches in 2015 and 2016, as well as several group matches and the Bronze Final at the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The stadium will be hosting Major League Baseball matches in 2019 and 2020 and does have potential to host cricket.

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Tickets at the London Stadium

Ticket availability for West Ham United matches at London Stadium vary depending on opposition. For ticket information and to purchase tickets through the West Ham United official website, click here.


Location & Travel to the London Stadium

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The London Stadium is located within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford in East London, approximately 6 miles from central London. Being in London, London Stadium has extensive transport options:

Airport: Two of the world’s biggest airports are close to London and serve many destinations across the world, whilst there are several other airports that serve mainly European Destinations:

From London Heathrow (approximately 1 hour 40 minutes travel time)

  • Take the Piccadilly Line to King’s Cross St Pancras
  • Walk to St Pancras International station (five minutes walk)
  • Take the Southeastern service to Stratford International
  • Walk to London Stadium (approximately 20 minutes walk)

From London Gatwick (approximately 1 hour 20 minutes travel time)

  • Take the Thameslink service to St Pancras International
  • Take the Southeastern service to Stratford International
  • Walk to London Stadium (approximately 20 minutes walk)

From London Luton (approximately 1 hour 20 minutes travel time)

  • Take the Luton Airport shuttle bus, or 888 bus service to Luton train station
  • Take the Thameslink service to St Pancras International
  • Take the Southeastern service to Stratford International
  • Walk to London Stadium (approximately 20 minutes walk)

From London Stansted (approximately one hour travel time)

  • Take one of the regular coach services to Stratford
  • Walk to London Stadium (approximately 20 minutes walk)

From London City Airport (approximately 40 minutes travel time)

  • Take the DLR service to Stratford
  • Walk to London Stadium (approximately 20 minutes walk)

From London Southend Airport (approximately 1 hour 20 minutes travel time)

  • Take the Greater Anglia service to Stratford
  • Walk to London Stadium (approximately 20 minutes walk).

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Bus: Routes 108 (Lewisham station to Stratford International station), 308 (Wanstead to Clapton), 339 (Shadwell station to Leytonstone station) and 388 (Elephant & Castle to Stratford City bus station) all serve the London Stadium directly.

Coach: National Express services stop at Stratford bus station, with direct connections to Stansted Airport, Essex and East Anglia.

National Express has links to many destinations, you can search and book your tickets here.

Driving & Parking: As with most of London, parking will be extremely difficult and there are parking restrictions in place. The closest car parks can be found at Westfield Stratford City, Stratford International station and the Stratford Centre.

London Underground & Trains: There are several stations within close proximity of London Stadium:

Stratford station (20 minute walk) is served by the following:

  • Central & Jubilee lines
  • Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
  • National Rail services operated by Greater Anglia and C2C.
  • London Overground

Stratford international station (20 minute walk) is served by the following:

  • Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
  • Southeastern High Speed 1 services

Pudding Mill Lane station (10 minute walk) is served by the District Light Railway (DLR)

Hackney Wick station (20 minute walk) is served by the London Overground

Search and book your journey through the Trainline here.


Where to stay in London

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Further Information

London Stadium Official Website

West Ham United Official Website

Anniversary Games Official Website


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