1,000 tonnes of sand have been laid out in the Olympic Park ready for the summer.

The UK’s largest urban beach opens to the public on Saturday, July 11, featuring a giant sandpit, paddling pool and a funfair.

Team GB Volleyball player Rachel Laybourne joined children this week to launch the space and to celebrate the sporting line up throughout the park this summer.

Beach East will be open 10am to 10pm every day until August 31.