Venue Information

The London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will play host to the first inaugural Athletics World Cup in 2018. The stadium was built to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012 and since then has seen many records broken. Over the past few years the stadium has been the home of the London Anniversary Games and last year saw a whole summer of world athletics with the World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships taking place back to back in the best sporting city in the world!

For more information about the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park visit: www.queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk

For more information about the London Stadium visit: www.london-stadium.com

Getting to the London Stadium

London Stadium is located in the South of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and benefits from the best transport links in London:

Stratford station is our recommended route for all spectators travelling to and from London Stadium.  Once at Stratford station stewards and signs will direct you to the Stadium. The roads between the station and stadium will be closed to traffic on the day of the event to help get you to the stadium quickly and safely. You may not be able to take the walking route that you are used to on non-event days but the stewarding team will direct you along the safest route to London Stadium.

Travelling by train or tube

The recommended stations for the London Stadium are:

Stratford and Stratford International

London Stadium is served by 58 trains per hour through Stratford, with services running from the following locations:

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

For more information regarding train travel to London Stadium, visit Transport For London’s website here – https://tfl.gov.uk/

Travelling by car

We’d advise all spectators to take advantage of the extensive public transport network servicing London Stadium, with access roads disrupted during event days.

Car Parking

No spectator parking is available.

Please contact majorevents@britishathletics.org.uk for Blue Badge parking information.

Travelling by bus

Spectators travelling to London Stadium via bus can benefit from any of the following services:

  • 388 between Blackfriars and Stratford City. This service runs from central London to Stratford, going through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and stopping at the Copper Box Arena and Westfield Avenue, near to London Aquatics Centre
  • 308 between Clapton and Wanstead. This service stops at Stratford City near the station entrance, and Celebration Avenue in East Village
  • 339 between Leytonstone and Shadwell. This service stops at Stratford City, near the station entrance, as well as at the London Aquatics Centre, on Carpenters Road at King’s Yard before exiting the Park at White Post Lane
  • D8 between Crossharbour and Stratford International. This service travels through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, including stops at Carpenters Road and Pool Street, next to the London Aquatics Centre

Stratford & Stratford City bus stations are both located in close proximity to Stratford station and offer other bus route option.

For more information regarding bus travel to London Stadium, visit Transport For London’s website here – http://www.tfl.gov.uk/

Travelling by bike

There are eight docking stations spread across Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the closest to London Stadium being:

  • Copper Box Arena
  • London Aquatics Centre
  • Monier Road
  • The Podium
  • Stratford Station

Cyclists taking advantage of the London Cycle Hire Scheme (Santander Bikes) can enjoy 310 new docking points for London’s cycle hire scheme, making it even easier to access the Park on two wheels.

Find out more about the Santander Cycles programme on the Park here

Travelling by plane

London Stadium is easily accessible to visitors travelling by plane, with the following routes recommended to guests:

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)