Venue Brochure
Contact Us

Your details

About your event

Please select below to let us know how you would like to hear from us

Please be aware you can opt-out at any time. To learn more see our Privacy Policy at

As a truly iconic location, London Aquatics Centre makes the ideal venue for a variety of different events. Situated in the stunning Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London, the centre combines architectural drama with sporting excellence.

The award-winning London Aquatics Centre – designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid – is one of the most iconic sporting venues in the world. Its dramatic design and state-of-the-art technology have seen countless inspirational acts of sporting drama played out within its pools.

The centre is perfect for national and international sporting competitions – it has hosted prestigious events such as International Swim League, Super League Triathlon, British Swimming Championship, Sport Relief, National Paralympic Day and FINA Diving World Series, with the 50m Competition Pool capable of welcoming up to 2,500 spectators.

You too can experience some of that drama by hiring the former Olympic and Paralympic swimming pool for swimming clubs, filming, photography, product launches, brand activations, fashion shoots and more. It’s featured in ITV’s The Games and as a location for Netflix’s ‘The Swimmers’ alongside myriad others. We also have multipurpose spaces and a meeting room available to hire as backstage rooms or in their own right.

Travel to London Aquatics Centre

It’s best to use public transport when coming to and from the centre. There are fantastic transport links via train, underground, overground, bus and even bicycle.

The Elizabeth Line, Central and Jubilee underground lines, London Overground and Network Rail all stop at Stratford Station, which is just a 10-minute walk from the centre. Meanwhile, the London Overground also stops at Hackney Wick, which is a 15-minute walk. Furthermore, for cyclists, there are more than 140 cycle racks outside the centre.

If, however, you’re coming from farther afield, trains from central London (St Pancras International and Kings Cross stations) take just seven minutes to reach Stratford International, which is just a five-minute stroll to the centre. If you’ve no choice but to drive to London Aquatics Centre, there are 111 parking spaces available.

  • Capacity: 2500
  • Parking: 111 spaces
  • Fully accessible
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering available
  • Licensed bar
  • Onsite parking

Available at venue

Competition Pool

Our premier events venue, whether that’s for sporting or other special events. The iconic Competition Pool was used during the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics and witnessed some legendary sporting moments. One of the foremost aquatic locations in the world and has hosted hundreds of high-profile competitions since 2012. These include the International Swim League,… Read more »

  • Parking: 110 spaces
  • Fully accessible
  • Wireless Internet
  • Competition ropes, edge ropes & flags
  • Starting pads
  • Start box
  • Secondary strobe
  • Blocks, buttons & flags
  • Electronic scoreboard
  • PA system

Training Pool

The Training Pool is available for hire on its own but is usually done so in conjunction with the Competition Pool. This is because it is used in conjunction with the main pool as a warming up and cooling down area. It can be divided into two 25m pools thanks to the adjustable boom and… Read more »

  • Parking: 111 spaces
  • Fully accessible
  • Wireless Internet
  • 25m or 50m mode
  • 8 lanes
  • Fully movable floor

Diving Pool

Alongside elite diving competitions such as the FINA Diving World Series, the Diving Pool is also ideal for filming, photography and other special events. With a fully adjustable floor capable of taking the depth from 5m all the way to poolside level, the opportunities are endless.

  • Parking: 111 spaces
  • Fully accessible
  • Wireless Internet
  • 1m, 3m, 5m, 7m and 10m diving boards
  • Fully movable floor


Other spaces available within the venue include the timing suite, multipurpose studio, meeting room, upper concourses and more.

  • Parking: 111 spaces
  • Fully accessible
  • Wireless Internet


Featured Events at London Aquatics Centre

Sports Events

London Aquatics Centre has plenty of experience in hosting national and international sporting events, as well as more local, community-based competitions. These include  Super League Triathlon, the Aquatics GB Championships, the International Swim League, National Paralympic Day and FINA Diving World Series and more. Here at London Aquatics Centre, we’ve got everything you need to… Read more »

View Event

Filming & Photoshoots

With extensive experience of as a location for filming and photography for both live and recorded television and film, London Aquatics Centre is the ideal venue for filming and photoshoots – whether you’re filming or photographing a sporting event, show or film or are after a dramatic, sports-themed back drop for a photo shoot. London… Read more »

View Event

Fashion Shows

As well as sporting events, London Aquatics Centre has provided the backdrop for many fashion shows. Shows typically take place in the stunning Competition Pool or Dive Pool, with the pools covered to provide the walk way. With space for up to 2,500 seated spectators, there’s loads of room for guests. There are extensive backstage… Read more »

View Event


Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
E20 2AQ

0208 536 3150


Stratford International

View in Google Maps