Children play in a playground, in front of the Olympic Arena, in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London April 5, 2014
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Olympic Park opened to the public

Thousands of visitors have spent the day at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London which has opened to the public for the first time since the 2012 Games.

Thousands of visitors have spent the day at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London which has opened to the public for the first time since the 2012 Games.

Alongside venues for sport and the arts, London's newest park features interactive water fountains and an adventure playground.

Visitors can go up the 375ft-high (114.5m) ArcelorMittal Orbit tower.

It is the biggest park to be opened in London for a century.

Jean Mackenzie spent the day there.

  • 05 Apr
  • From the section UK