Where is it?: Olympic Park, Stratford, East London.
Find it on the map: Here
How do you get there?: The Olympic Village is located in the Olympic Park within easy reach of the venues. The park can be accessed by all forms of transport, but the recommended routes are rail, underground, Docklands Light Railway, bus or coach. National Rail, London Underground and DLR all serve Stratford station to the east of the park and West Ham station to the south, while Transport for London has bus stops in the area and there will be coach services to the park.
Capacity: Around 16,000.
Facilities: A temporary 5,000-seater dining area, plus a plaza which will include a cafe, general store, bank, beauty and grooming salon, internet lounge, London 2012 shop, entertainment centre and gym.
History: Work began in June 2008 on transforming an underdeveloped area of Lower Lea Valley into an Olympic Village comprising 11 plots containing 2,818 apartments as well as courtyards and gardens. The site was handed over to Games organisers in January this year and they then had the task of installing — among other things — 16,000 beds, 11,000 sofas, 9,000 wardrobes and 5,000 bins. After the Games the area will be renamed East Village and 1,379 of the apartments will become affordable accommodation. The remaining properties will be sold as private homes. The Chobham Academy, which will house a state-of-the-art gym during the Olympics, will be turned into an education campus for 1,800 children aged between three and 19.