Take a backstage tour of the London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Take a backstage tour of the London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Set to open in July, the £292 million (€335 million) project will transform the site of the 2012 London Olympic Games into five different neighborhoods and be rechristened the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Among some of the area’s landmarks will be the ArcelorMittal Orbit, a 115 meter steel tower that offers visitors sweeping views of St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Canary Wharf, Wembley Stadium and the tallest building in Western Europe, The Shard, which opened its viewing deck to the public this week.

Between March 29 and May 6, London’s tourism office will be offering a Park in Progress tour that will include a bus trip into the park, a ride up the ArcelorMittal Orbit, and a presentation of the area’s history and future.

Those who buy tickets now until February 12 will also be automatically entered into a competition to win one of four shopping vouchers worth £250 (€288) at the Westfield Stratford City shopping center.

For more info visit http://noordinarypark.co.uk/events/. Tickets are £15 (€17).

Watch the virtual tour: http://vimeo.com/54277622