East Village, London

Located in Stratford E20, East Village is a strong community in the former Athletes’ Village. Nestled between Westfield Stratford City and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it offers a selection of services, retail and outdoor space to explore with great access to transport links.

Elephant Central, London

Located in Elephant & Castle SE1. Elephant Central is well-connected for travel, making it quick and easy to get around – perfect for professionals looking to keep their commute short. The neighbourhood offers a variety of arts, bars, cafes and parks to explore.

New Maker Yards, Manchester

Located in Middlewood Locks, M5. New Maker Yards is in a prime location to experience Salford and Manchester with ease via train, car, bike, bus or foot. Within this vibrant up-and-coming neighbourhood you will find a local pub and supermarket, outdoor spaces and local events to enjoy.

Ever wondered which Olympians stayed in your home?

June 23, 2020

23 June 2020: Today marks ‘Olympic Day’, an international Olympic Movement promoting mass participation in sport across the globe regardless of ethnicity, age, gender or athletic ability.

The date commemorates the birth of the modern Olympic Games on 23 June 1894 at the Sorbonne in Paris and normally sees fun run activities taking place across the world.

This year, Olympic Day 2020 will see Olympians athletes and fans all over the globe get active in the world’s largest 24-hour digital Olympic workout. Twenty-three Olympic athletes have already recorded of an official Olympic Day workout video, and on Olympic Day, athletes from around the world will lead live workouts at 11am local time across 20 time zones on @olympics Instagram live. Check out the schedule here.

We’re also using Olympic Day to celebrate East Village’s history as the former Athletes’ Village. This time eight years ago it was gearing up to welcome the first of the 17,000 athletes and officials who lived here during the 2012 Games.

Over the eight weeks of sensational sport the Athletes’ Village was buzzing. Competing teams would relax in Victory Park next to Victor the Gorilla and share meals in marquees put up on what is now Chobham Manor before heading home for a good night’s sleep (or for a post-competition celebration party!)

Find out which teams stayed where here.

We’d love to know your memories of the Games – share your stories on social using the #London2012 and #MyE20 hashtags.

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