London - Sports Tour: Olympic Park Odyssey - Part One

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Sports Tour: Olympic Park Odyssey - Part One

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(29 reviews)
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, United Kingdom
45 mins

About the tour

On your marks, get set, go! The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park lies at the heart of a vibrant area of east London hosting some of Great Britain’s most famous sporting venues and an innovative business district, within beautiful parkland and waterways. Take a stroll with Tim for a sports experience to remember in the UK’s most exciting urban park. Learn about the history of the park - a legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games – from its development to the current day. Starting at the Olympic Bell, famously rung by Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins to signify the start of the London 2012 Games Opening Ceremony, the tour takes in the south side of the park. Passing by Carpenters Road Lock we turn into Tessa Jowell Boulevard, the park’s most popular walkway that runs alongside Stratford Waterfront. Stopping off briefly at East Bank– a brand new centre for culture and education under development – we then head on to the iconic Olympic Stadium. The centrepiece of London 2012, hosting the opening and closing ceremonies and athletics events, the venue – now known as London Stadium – is home to Premier League football club West Ham United and UK Athletics. It also hosts world-class events across sports such as baseball and rugby union. Enjoy the stunning views of the stadium from outside as Tim shares some of its biggest moments to date - and goes on to reveal what it was like to be inside the stadium for ‘Super Saturday' to witness the most famous night in the history of UK sport. For the last part of the tour we cross over the bridge to visit the spectacular Aquatics Centre, London’s most famous swimming pool, before arriving at our final stop which is the ArcelorMittal Orbit. The UK’s tallest sculpture, known for its extraordinary looping structure, is a landmark in its own right built to commemorate the London 2012 Games and a fitting place to end the tour.

Meet Tim Underhill

Tim Underhill

Tim is a big sports fan. He has experienced live events in over 45 different sports and counting – which we think makes him a connoisseur! Tim has been a guide on numerous trips introducing people to sports and venues for the first time. He loves to meet new people – and thinks that life should be fun! Tim is the founder of SportonSpec, a website to discover the best spectator sport experiences in London and Scotland.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to London with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from London. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Charley London 🏴.

05 June 2021

Great guide- like walking alongside him

Rosalie🌹uk C.

04 June 2021

This tour is great for those who have never seen the Olympic park, and also those who, like myself, have great memories of being there in its heyday in 2012. Tim is so on the ball in reading and answering the travellers questions, he makes it a real pleasure to be with him. Looking forward to part 2!

Jennie (Eastbourne, 🇬🇧) S.

03 June 2021

I really enjoyed this trip round the London Olympic Park! I can't wait for Part 2 to come! Thank you.

Rosalie🌹uk C.

21 May 2021

Late home from an appointment, I joined this tour late, but for the time left for me, I enjoyed ths a great deal, as the Olympic park holds great memories for me. Tim is very enthusiastic on the whole subject, and was very responsive to the chat, which made it even better. Looking forward to another tour here!

Heidi (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) N.

21 May 2021

We really enjoyed this tour of the London Olympics area!

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