Paralympic Games 2012

Paralympic Torch Relay

Wednesday 29 August 2012, 5pm to 9pm

The torch arrives in Waltham Forest approx 7.30pm. The event will also celebrate the opening of Leyton Jubilee Park, the former Marsh Lane Playing Fields and will include live acts, family fun activities, food and drink stalls and a fun fair.

For more information visit:



  • Tube: Leyton station, Central Line, then approx 20 minute walk, 1.0 mile
  • Train: Leyton Midland (London Overground Gospel Oak-Barking Line), then approx 20 minute walk, 1.0 mile
  • Buses: 58, 158

More information: Waltham Forest Council Big6 website

Paralympic links

Using the Eton Manor Gate as an alternative to Stratford

Olympic Park London06
Above: Velodrome and Basketball arena

If you’re going to the Olympic Park and are worried about the crowds at Stratford, don’t forget you can also use the Eton Manor Gate on Eastway (near Spitalfields).

Get off at Leyton tube and walk down Ruckholt Road or through the Leyton Mills trading estate past Asda.

It’s about 15 minutes’ walk from Leyton tube, or you can get the W15 bus from Leytonstone tube station (Leytonstone Plaza side) to Eastway (or the W14 to Ruckholt Road then walk about 5 minutes).

Parkland near the Velodrome looking towards the Olympic StadiumEton Manor Gate is the nearest gate from Leytonstone to the Velodrome, BMX Track, Basketball arena, Riverbank Arena and Copperbox and the bandstand and Park Live screen, but is the opposite end of the Olympic Park to the Stadium and Aquatics Centre.

For the Paralympic Games the Eton Manor arena will also be in use.

It’s a good 20 minute walk from Eton Manor Gate to the Stadium, but a very pleasant one along the river and newly planted parkland.

Maps of the Olympic Park

  • Map of the Olympic Park (London2012 map in .pdf format you can print off and showing the main facilities)
  • Olympic Park on Google Maps (If you don’t know the area, beware, some people have tried to gain a marketing advantage by marking up the Olympic Stadium wrongly on Google Maps, the correct location is near to Stratford Station).

Paralympic Games interactive map

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