The tank bar at the Howling Hops brewery is the first of its kind in the UK, and as such serves arguably the freshest beer not just in London, but the country...

An architectural highlight of Olympic Park , the cutting-edge velodrome is open to the public – either to wander through and watch the pros tear around the steep-sloped circuit, or to have a go yourself...

One thousand tons of sand dumped into the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park gets you the largest city beach in the UK, so sharpen up your sandcastle making skills and then sink a chilled cuba libra at the bar to toast yo...

Love it or loathe it, Turner Prize–winner Anish Kapoor's 115m-high, twisted-steel sculpture towers strikingly over the southern end of Olympic Park...

The main focal point of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is this stadium, still known to most as the Olympic Stadium...

The glittering centrepiece of London's 2012 Olympic Games, this vast 227-hectare expanse includes the main Olympic venues as well as playgrounds, walking and cycling trails, gardens and a diverse mix of wetland, wood...

Housed within the Stour Space gallery and directly overlooking the Olympic stadium, this friendly canal-side cafe serves fantastic coffee, breakfasts, sandwiches and pies...

A few miles east of central London, specialising in flights to/from European and other UK airports.

Built to give the general public a chance to have a nosy at Olympic Park during construction, this raised platform provides good views towards the stadium, tower and aquatics centre...

The sweeping lines and wave-like movement of Zaha Hadid's award-winning Aquatics Centre make it the architectural highlight of Olympic Park ...

Curing fish since 1905, riverside Formans boasts prime views over the Olympic stadium, with a gallery overlooking its smokery...

Built in the 19th century this lovely old boozer is a series of handsome rooms set around a central bar. The front bar and saloon are the most convivial, and there’s a little leafy courtyard at the back...

Lee & Stort offers 45-minute tours on the waterways through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park . Check the display boards in the park for departure times, which are usually on the hour from midday onwards.

Capable of ferrying 2400 people per hour across the Thames in either direction, this cable car makes quick work of the journey from the Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks...

Right by Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park , this is Britain's third-largest mall – a behemoth containing more than 250 shops, 70 places to eat and drink, a 17-screen Vue cinema, a bowling alley, a 24-hour casino and a Pr...

With large windows, outdoor tables and the obligatory salvaged furniture, this is a relaxed spot for brunch or an £8 weekday lunch special. It's also open into the evening with a frequently changing bistro-style menu.

The handball arena during the 2012 Olympic Games, this 7000-seat indoor venue is now used for for badminton, other sports and concerts.

From the start of the new season in 2016, the Olympics Stadium became West Ham United's new ground. See the website for details of tours.

Fans of Victoriana and the Arts and Crafts Movement should make time for this sensational little gallery...

One of two remaining mills from a trio that once stood on this small island in the River Lea, House Mill (1776) operated as a sluice tidal mill, grinding grain for a nearby distillery until 1941...