Finally, London's long awaited Olympic Park will open to the public- full of all sorts of Post Olympic joys like, oak-tree lined promenades, that strange looking tower and world-class arenas such as the velodrome and aquatics centre.

The park will be open an impressive 24 hours a day from this weekend  when 250 local school children will parade through the park and acrobats will hang from the Orbit Tower to celebrate the opening. If you want to get down and have a look then the gates will be sung open at 10am Saturday.

Mayor Boris Johnson, chair of the legacy corporation, today hailed a “historic chapter in London’s post-Olympic story”

He added: “Our city’s newest park is crammed with spectacular attractions and activities set in acres of stunning green spaces. This is now a must-see destination for Londoners and visitors alike and forms a glittering centrepiece for our ambitious regeneration plans in Stratford and beyond.” 

Image : Evening Standard/Olympic park