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The Olympic Park to reopen to public next year

The Olympic Park is set to reopen to the public from July 27 next year - a year after the opening of the London 2012 Olympics.

The newly named and new-look Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will open in phases.

Spectators enjoy London's Olympic Park. Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The venue is being billed as a visitor destination and community park unlike any other in the UK, with some of the venues which have been graced by the world's top sport stars at London 2012.

Transformation of the 560-acre site in Stratford, east London, is set to take 18 months from October.