Copper Box Arena (London)

Copper Box Arena

The Copper Box Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena that was built ahead of London hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics. Originally to be known as the Handball Arena, it was renamed to reflect that it would host other sports at the Olympics and Paralympics, including the fencing event of the modern pentathlon and goalball, as well as the handball preliminaries.

Since the Olympics, the venue has hosted a number of different sports. The London Lions basketball team began playing their home matches at the arena in 2013 and the London Pulse netball team followed suit in 2018.

Other major events include the 2013 London Grand Prix badminton tournament, the Wheelchair Rugby event of the 2014 Invictus Games, the 2015 Netball Superleague Grand Final, the 2018 ITTF Team World Cup table tennis competition and 2019 Fed Cup World Group II play-off match between Great Britain and Kazakhstan.

Tenants: London Lions (British Basketball League) & London Pulse (Netball Superleague)

Opened: 2012

Capacity: 6,000

Address: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 3HB



Tickets at the Copper Box Arena

London Lions Tickets

London Lions tickets are available to purchase through their official ticketing supplier, Ticketmaster here.

London Pulse Tickets

London Pulse tickets are available to purchase through the official website here.

Copper Box Arena

Location & Travel to the Copper Box Arena

Copper Box Arena

The Copper Box Arena is located within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford in East London, approximately 6 miles from central London. Being in London, there are 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

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

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

From London Stansted (approximately one hour travel time)

  • Take one of the regular coach services to Stratford

From London City Airport (approximately 40 minutes travel time)

  • Take the DLR service to Stratford

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

  • Take the Greater Anglia service to Stratford

Thinking of flying? Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.

Bus: Route 388 runs every 10 minutes from Stratford bus station to Blackfriars station and stops outside the arena.

Driving & Parking: There is a limited amount of car parking available at the arena, however check the event page whether parking is available on the day. Alternatively there is a large amount parking available at the nearby Westfield shopping centre.

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

Hackney Wick station is the closest London Overground station, approximately a 5 minute walk away.

Stratford station (15 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 (10 minute walk) is served by the following:

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

Search and book your journey through the Trainline here.


Hotels near the Copper Box Arena

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Further Information

Copper Box Arena Official Website

London Lions Official Website

London Pulse Official Website


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