LFA Trail



London Festival of Architecture Trail

To celebrate the 10th anniversary and legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, London Festival of Architecture (LFA) invited people to visit the Park to discover the unique buildings and communities that are defining and shaping this extraordinary place.

LFA celebrated the area's creative past, present and future by showcasing local stories and urban innovation at all scales through engaging events and activies throughout the month of June 2022.

LFA is run by New London Architecture (NLA), the leading independent centre for London's built environment. NLA also runs a busy yearly programme of events as well as public galleries featuring a large scale model of London which was hosted at Westfield Stratford City during the festival.

This page shows the location of each of the 15 stopping points on the LFA Trail in and around the Park, finishing close to Bromley-by-Bow tube station to the south of the Park.

Full details of the London Festival of Architecture can be found on the LFA Trails website

1. East Village and Chobham Manor

"See how the former Basketball Arena has been transformed into the first family-friendly Olympic neighbourhood centred around a series of play spaces for children."
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2. Lee Valley Velopark & Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre

"Experience Lee Valley VeloPark - the only place in the world where visitors can take on track, BMX, road and mountain biking. Designed by Hopkins architects. Then head to Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre - the only purpose-built new London 2012 Paralympic venue. Designed by Stanton Williams"
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3. Here East

"See first hand how the former Olympic Press and Media Center has been re-developed by Hawkins\Brown into an innovation and technology campus"
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4. East Wick, Copper Box Arena & Hackney Bridge

"Discover the vibrant new neighbourhood, with a mix of cultural venues providing leisure and entertainment for all"
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5. Hackney Wick Station

"Arrive through the station designed by architects Landolt+Brown and artist Wendy Hardy, with strong creative references to the River Lea and its industries"
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6. Fish Island

"Wander around the former industrial heart of the borough and discover the creative spaces and makers who have enlivened the area"
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7. London Stadium

"Take in the iconic multi-purpose stadium. Balancing the spectacle of the Games with the longer legacy of the building, designers Populous have created a truly impressive building for the ages"
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8. East Bank

"View in real time as London's next powerhouse for innovation and creativity is built. Designed by world renowned architects, buildings include the BBC, Sadler's Wells, UAL's London College of Fashion and the V&A"
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9. London Aquatics Centre

"Don't miss the waved shaped venue, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and inspired by the fluid geometry of water in motion"
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10. International Quarter London

"See London's new business quarter up close. Developed by Lendlease and LCR with the future in mind, IQL is already home to Transport for London, the Financial Conduct Authority and the British Council"
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11. ArcelorMittal Orbit & UCL East

"Enjoy city views from the UK's tallest sculpture, created by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond, and

wander over to UCL's newest campus"

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12. Stratford High Street & Jubilee Greenway

"Travel on foot or cycle over The Greenway, an impressive stretch of green above London's sewage pathway. Take in the Olympic skyline as you drop in to Stratford High Street"
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13. Pudding Mill Lane & ABBA Arena

"Explore a new neighbourhood centre around the DLR station, which includes a temporary purpose-built arena for ABBA Voyage, the Swedish band's never-before-seen concert"
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14. Sugar House Island & Three Mills Green

"Visit the 19th century sugar warehouse from which the development takes its name before heading over the bridge to Three Mills Park to take a walk on The Line, London's first dedicated public art walk"
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15. Bromley-by-Bow

"Enjoy a quieter moment along the River Lea as you explore the historical riverside area, with new affordable housing and community facilities creating a vibrant neighbourhood"
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