How to get to West Ham United Stadium
Getting to West Ham Stadium in the Stratford area of London is easy when you take public transport. One of the quickest ways of getting to West Ham London Stadium is to take the train to Stratford Station, and from there it’s roughly a 13-minute walk. Stratford Station is served by the London Overground, Docklands Light Railway, Greater Anglia and c2c trains, whilst Stratford International is served by South Eastern Trains. Stratford is also a station on the London Underground Jubilee and Central lines. If you’re taking a train to West Ham from London Euston Station, the fastest option is to walk to St Pancras Station, then take a train to Stratford International, for a total journey time of roughly 30 minutes.
You can also take a bus, as Stratford Bus Station and Stratford City Bus Station are both within walking distance of the grounds. There is no car parking available so the best way of getting to West Ham Stadium is by public transport.
What to do at West Ham United Stadium
London Stadium, also often referred to as West Ham United London Stadium, or simply West Ham Stadium, is the home ground of West Ham United. The club plays in the Premier League so you can, of course, visit the stadium for some top-class footballing action. But as well as West Ham games, the stadium has also hosted European League games, as well as cricket, baseball and rugby. The stadium was originally constructed to host the 2012 London Olympics, during which it hosted the opening and closing ceremonies as well as the track and field events. Since then, it’s held other athletics events including the Muller Anniversary Games and the IAAF Diamond League, one of the biggest events in the athletics calendar. Concerts have also been held at London Stadium, with artists who’ve played here including AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses and The Rolling Stones.
About West Ham United Stadium
London Stadium was specifically designed and built to host the track and field events in the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games. During the event, London Stadium was the setting for several world records, including David Rushida breaking his own 800m record, and the men’s Jamaican 4x100m team also breaking their own record.
After the Olympics, there were two rounds of bidding to determine the future use of the stadium. West Ham United won, moving from their former ground, the Boleyn Ground, in 2016 and the name was changed from the Olympic Stadium to London Stadium. The stadium has a regulated capacity of 60,000 making it the fifth-largest football stadium in the UK by capacity. It can hold 66,000 people seated for other sports, and 80,000 for concerts.
Concerts at West Ham United Stadium
As a venue predominantly built to be multi-purpose, West Ham United Stadium is not just a sporting arena. Concerts at West Ham United Stadium have occurred in abundance over the years, with several world-class music artists performing here including AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, the Rolling Stones, Green Day and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Stratford Station is the closest train station to West Ham United Stadium, which can be easily reached in less than 15 minutes on foot. You can also hop on the tube to get here from anywhere in London, making getting to concerts at West Ham United Stadium particularly handy for those living or staying in central London. Buses and taxis are also readily available but rail travel is by far the most convenient and quickest route.
West Ham United Stadium Tours
West Ham United Stadium, also known as London Stadium, is a great venue for watching sporting events or concerts. But it also has many stories to tell and a vast selection of activities to get involved in on a dedicated London Stadium tour.
If you’re keen to visit London Stadium but are not sure what to expect, a tour of London Stadium will teach you everything you need to know. With opportunities to learn more about the success achieved here at the London 2012 Olympics, as well as the history of the stadium and how it is used today by West Ham United, it’s a fun day out for the whole family.
You can purchase London Stadium tour tickets directly from Avanti, which is especially useful if you’re travelling to London on the train for a day out or visiting for a weekend of sightseeing. The closest station for getting to the stadium is Stratford Station, which is just a 15-minute walk away. Tickets for London Stadium tours start from £38 and all tickets are valid for 12 months.