TRAVEL & SLEEP
WHERE TO STAY
Travelling a hefty distance and looking for somewhere to stay that’s close to the festival? We recommend the following hotels – both of which are a short 15-minute walk from the site:
10a Chestnut Plaza, London E20 1GL, UK
+44 20 3301 4040
196 High St, London E15 2NE, UK
+44 20 8536 8000
There are a bunch of further options for places to stay near the festival.
When arriving and leaving the site, please do so as quietly and respectfully as humanly possible. It’s the May Day Bank Holiday Weekend so Westfield Shopping Centre will be jammed to the rafters with families enjoying a day out and I doubt they want to know who dropped your favourite DJ set or where the after party is.
Please dispose of any litter in the bins provided and use the portable toilets/urinals next to the station and on route to the site to your heart’s content. They’re there to help.
Don’t forget – last entry will be at 18:00 and no later.
London Way, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, E15 2EE
(Please note that the postcode for Taxi and Private Hire drop-off is different – see below for more information).
When getting directions, please do NOT enter ‘Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’ into Google Maps as this will take you to the wrong area of the park. Please use the postcode provided for the Main Entrance where there will be specific lanes for both General Admission and Guest List.
Remember to keep an eye on travel alerts the morning before you travel and plan how you will be getting home after the event. CityMapper is a brilliant app for planning your route – especially if you don’t know London that well: https://citymapper.com
You can find more information about travel to and from the site right here: http://www.queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk/the-park/plan-your-visit/getting-here
Bicycle racks will be provided for the festival goers if they choose to cycle to Arcadia London. We encourage you to use the most environmentally friendly mean of transport you can take.
BY TUBE AND TRAIN
The nearest stations are Stratford station and Stratford International station (15min walk), both of which are in Zone 2/3 and provide step-free access from the entrance to the platform:
Stratford station is served by:
- Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
- Jubilee and Central lines
- National Rail services operated by Greater Anglia and c2c
- London Overground services
Stratford International station is served by
- Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
- Southeastern High Speed 1 services
For a map showing all local bus services, click here.
If you’re looking for a long-distance coach travelling to the park: www.nationalexpress.com
There is no parking nearby, so we would advise using public transport. If you’re a blue badge holder and you require a parking space, please make your way to Here East car park which is just across the road from site. You will not be charged for the parking.
BY TAXI AND PRIVATE HIRE
There will be a dedicated drop-off and pick up rank near to site. Please direct your driver to the Copper Box Arena (E20 3HB) and follow the event signage.
When you leave the site, you will be able to grab a Black Cab from the taxi rank or direct your private hire vehicle thereby giving them the instructions above. All you need to do is follow the signs on the exit.
Uber will provide specific pick-up location on the day so please be aware of this.