Tours of the Olympic Park Area
For regular tours of the area surrounding the Olympic park - look no further - our professional Blue Badge Tourist Guides have guided over 100,000 people on our widely acclaimed Olympic walks over the last 3 years:
We have just arrived home after a brilliant tour with one of your guides. So much interesting history of the area - every detail she gave us left us very few questions to ask as she was so very thorough. We were met in a very organised fashion at Bromley-by-Bow, and no delays to commence the tour.
Lots of visitors to England in our group, and I felt very proud to be English!
Thank you to Tour Guides Ltd for providing tours at a reasonable cost, which give such a huge amount of information on the Olympics, the venues and of the history of the East End of London.
We must say, it was an excellent experience; from the professionalism of your guides directing us from the underground, to the starting point, to the actual tour.
The guide was of course full of knowledge, as to be expected from a Blue Badge Guide
Our tours are recommended by the UK Tourist authority VISIT BRITAIN, and the tours have featured in magazine and newspaper articles all over the world.
Our guides will take you on a walking tour around the park perimeter and the surrounding area, revealing the fantastic story of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.
You will hear about how and why London won the bid, the planning for the games, the astonishing transformation of the area from a deprived industrial site to a new and iconic Olympic park. Learn about the buildings, the athletes, the medals and the great and enduring legacy that the 2012 Olympic games has given to London and the UK.
We now have an extra vantage point for great views across the park from the GREENWAY, the raised walkway just inside the Park's southern perimeter.
Walking Tours in the Area of the Games in the Olympic Park Area
London's professional BLUE BADGE GUIDES can take you on a tour of the sites of the games to chart the progress of the regeneration of parts of east London and the creation of the new Olympic area and corresponding locations.
Below you will find a description of the tour you can take with our guides, whether you are arriving on foot, by rail or in a coach.
This walk begins by following the former industrial Lower Lea valley, past old mills and along a tow path, whilst discovering why this area was chosen for the Olympic Park. We finish at Westfield, where there is a viewing gallery for great views of the Olympic park. Stratford station is close by with rail and underground, plus shops and refreshments in Westfield.
Your guide will tell you the story of the hugely successful London 2012 Olympic Games, the athletes, the medals and about the legacy of the Olympic Games. (Please note that members of the public are not allowed access to the interior of the Olympic Park).
The tour runs every Saturday and select dates including Easter and helf-term. For more information and booking details, go to The Olympic Walk page
For a thousand years the finest and strongest sportsmen met in Olympia every 4 years to show off their strength and skills and at the same time to honour their gods.
The story of the ancient Olympic Games comes to life in this tour of the British Museum where you will learn about the ancient games, the participants, their prizes and you will see these sportsmen taking part in the games, recorded for ever on some of the precious artifacts in the Museum. This tour is revelatory and full of surprises!
This tour is not run on a regular basis for individual visitors, but can be arranged for private groups - please email us for details.
Tour Guides Ltd
- Has 30 years experience as a guide booking agency
- Directors and office staff are all Blue Badge Tourist Guides
- Is recommended by National Tourist Authority "VisitBritain"
- Provides all guides for:
- The public tours of the Houses of Parliament every Saturday and during the summer recess tours during August and September
- The British Museum corporate events and special exhibitions
- The public tours of the Albert Memorial, on behalf of The Royal Parks
- Corporate events in the Cabinet War Rooms/Churchill Museum/HMS Belfast
- The daily 2012 Olympic area walking tours