There’s plenty to do and see in Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this year, but we’ve picked out the highlights below.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park grounds and the Olympic Stadium
Vitality Run Hackney, May 10
Hackney will close its roads for the charity run’s second year, where runners can pass Hackney Empire, Broadway Market, London Fields and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Go to runhackney.com .
Let’s Rock London, June 27
Take yourself back to the 80s with performances from Bananarama, Rick Astley, Kim Wilde and Jason Donavon.
There will be activities to keep the kids happy too at the Let’s Rock! Playpen.
Go to letsrocklondon.com .
2015 Rugby World Cup, from September 24
The stadium will play host to the 2015 Rugby World Cup and several matches will take place here, kicking off with New Zealand vs Namibia.
Go to rugbyworldcup.com .
Yoga in the sky, March 7
The ArcelorMittal Orbit will be transformed into a Hatha Yoga studio every Saturday morning, with two classes led by instructor, Rebecca Spooner.
Yoga mats are provided and each participant will receive a goody bag to take home.
Advanced; 7-8.15am, beginners; 8.15-9.30am, £17.50 (course of six classes is £80).
Go to arcelormittalorbit.com .
Free Soccer School, March 30-31
This year 6-13 year olds can attend free Soccer School at the Park with the West Ham United Community Sports Trust.
The six hour sessions are free and take place on the South Park Lawn next to the ArcelorMittal Orbit and West Ham United’s future home - the Olympic Stadium.
London Aquatics Centre
British Championships, April 14-18
For the first time since the Olympic trials of 2012, the pool will host a British Championships, where swimmers will be competing for a chance to represent the nation at next year’s World Championships.
Go to swimming.org/britishswimming .
London Lions vs Surrey United, February 22
See London’s only professional basketball team - London Lions - in action at their new home match and training base as they play Surrey united in the Britsh Basketball League Championships. They are the first legacy team to take residence on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Go to londonlionsbasketball.com .
Lee Valley VeloPark
Good Friday meeting, April 3
This iconic cycling event welcomes a unique combination of elite, professional and club-level riders from across the globe, as well as national and local talent.
It’s open status means that anyone who holds a current British Cycling Racing License with a track accreditation can enter.
Go to visitleevalley.org.uk .
2014-2015 Revolution Series, February 27-28
The velo park will host the penultimate round of the series, where a world-class line-up of Olympic champions has been confirmed to compete. Booking is required.
Go to cyclingrevolution.com
Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre
EuroHockey Championships, August 21-30
Relive the atmosphere of London 2012 as the womens’ and mens’ teams return to the park to battle for victory against other European national teams including Germany, France, Spain and Italy.
Go to eurohockey2015.co.uk