Almost two years after the 2012 Olympic Games, Olympic Park has opened its doors to the public. There were acrobats and performers at the official opening, along with a parade of school children. The famous Orbit statue has now opened as a viewing platform.
Around 200 school children are taking part in a parade at 10am today to mark the official opening of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park. As part of the festivities, acrobats will be performing an aerial spectacular and jumping from the Orbit tower.
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London opens to the public today for the first time since the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The south of the park has been laid out by architect James Corner, who designed the Highline in New York, and has themed outdoor spaces for visitors.
Members of the public will also be able to swim in the 50m pool at the Aquatics Centre for the first time, visitors are advised to book to avoid queues at the venue.
The Duchess of Cambridge has joined in a game of volleyball during her first public engagement since the birth of Prince George.
The London Legacy Development Corporation, the organisation responsible for developing the Olympic Park following the London 2012 Games, is to be questioned on its plans.
The London Assembly's Regeneration Committee will quiz guests from the LLDC on how Olympic and Paralympic legacy objectives can be met.
Questions are expected to centre around the benefits being brought to east London as well as housing and employment opportunities.