Group Tours of the Area of the 2012 Sites
These are recommended bespoke tours for groups. Individual visitors wishing to join scheduled tour please click here.
East London and the Olympic Park Tour
From Central London, travel through London's East End - recently gentrified, fashionable, multicultural residential areas, scene of the medieval Peasants' Revolt, and once famous for market gardens, fine churches, textile, clothing, furniture and shipping-related industries. Hear a little of the dark side with stories of Jack-the-Ripper and street gangs.
Now into the 21st century, you arrive in the area of the Olympic park with views from the park perimeter of the 80,000-seat Main Stadium, the Multi-Sports Arena, Aquatics Centre, Velodrome, Olympic Village, Broadcasting & Media Centre and Stratford City.
For those who have a whole day in which to see East London we recommend a morning East London and Olympic Park tour combined with an afternoon Olympic Greenwich tour.
2012 Sites Tour
The tour starts in the Stratford area, though our guide can meet you at any point in central London that is convenient for your group.
As you drive through the Olympic park you will view many of the iconic buildings where the 'best ever games' took place in 2012. Among the buildings you will see are the main stadium, Aquatics Centre, Velodrome, the Olympic village where the international athletes stayed during the games and the Broadcasting & Media Centre.
Your tour will also take you (time and traffic permitting) through the Docklands area where the O2 arena (previously known as the Millennium Dome) and Excel Centre hosted the Boxing, Judo, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Table Tennis and Taekwondo events.
On a full day the tour can also take in London City Airport, Thames Barrier Park, the University of East London, new waterside apartments, converted warehouses and smart hotels that now line the old docks.
Please note that this tour can also be combined with a Greenwich visit (see below) if undertaken in a full day.
2012 Greenwich Tour
Greenwich hosted six Olympic events and is therefore one of the main 'host boroughs'.
Your tour of Greenwich will include Greenwich Park, where the equestrian events took place against the stunning backdrop of the Queen's House and Sir Christopher Wren's magnificent Greenwich Hospital, now home to Greenwich University.
Cross the Meridian Line to see the superb barracks at Woolwich, which has the longest Georgian facade in Europe, and was the backdrop to the Olympic shooting, and Paralympic Archery competition. Finally, we can show you the exciting developments taking place on the Greenwich Peninsular, home of the O2 (formerly the Millennium dome), which hosted a number of Olympic events.
Stratford Tour - London's New International Hub
See how London's new International Railway Station has transformed Stratford into an international business centre. Learn about the Rail Lands on which it is built. View the Olympic Park (seen from the perimeter, no admission to the interior of the park) and our guide will tell you the story of how this area has changed forever, and the future of some of the stadia after the games.
Step back in time, to visit Stratford's recently restored Theatre Royal - a little gem.