Video:How to Get to the 2012 Olympics Park in Londonwith Nadia Chapman
Getting to the 2012 Olympics Park in London is easy, whether you go by tube, rail or bus. Watch this video from About.com for ways to get to the 2012 Olympics Park in London.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Get to the 2012 Olympics Park in London
Hi, I'm Nadia Chapman for About.com. I'm here today to show you how to get to the 2012 Olympic Park in London. The Olympic Park is located on the east side of the city of London, specifically in the Stratford area.
Use the Underground to Get to the 2012 Olympics Park
You can access the site by taking the northbound Central Underground line or Jubilee line, stopping at the Stratford station. When you get off, follow the pink signs that mention "Olympic Park." You will have to get around or go through a huge mall called Westfield Stratford Center. The 2012 Olympic Park is right behind that shopping mall. Note that you have to walk a few minutes to get to the site no matter how you get there.
Rail Options to Get to the 2012 Olympics Park
The Dockland Light Railway is a train system that serves the east part of London and stops at the Olympic Park. You can also use the Overground line to get to the Stratford Station. The Overground is a suburban network of rail services. You can also get to Stratford by using the National Rail system. Stratford has an international station right next to the Underground station and the Olympic site. The Javelin High Speed Line also stops in Stratford.
Bus Routes to Get to the 2012 Olympics Park in London
London has an important bus network, with stops close to the Olympic Park. You can see schedules and routes when you visit the Transport for London website at www.tfl.gov.uk.
Useful Tips for Getting to the 2012 Olympics Park in London
The official website of the 2012 games has a great tool to help you plan your trip to the Olympic Park. By using the Journey Planner you can enter where you will be leaving from, where you want to go at what time, and the Planner will give options of how to get to your destination. The Planner finds a route by bus, train, underground, boat or by foot.
Plan on wearing comfortable shoes -- the park spans 2.5 square kilometers (that is 1.5 square miles) and you will have to walk a bit no matter where you come from and where you are going.
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