Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 20, 2021
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An Olympic-sized project

The first phase of London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park just opened, marking the one-year anniversary of last summer’s Games. You may have missed the park’s festival launch at the end of July, but you can party, picnic or promenade in the now-open North Park all on your own. The Lee Valley VeloPark will only open to the public next year, but when it does it’ll be the first venue in the world to combine track, road and mountain biking, and BMX facilities too. The South Park will also open in spring 2014 and will include the 115-metre-tall red observation tower known as the ArcelorMittal Orbit, as well as the impressive Zaha Hadid-designed Aquatics Centre, which will be adapted for aqua-fitness classes and family swims. Access to the pool will cost the same as any other in London: currently £4.35. When all is said and done, the old Olympic site will become a £300 million, 226-hectare park with lots of greenery, rivers, and foot and cycle paths.

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