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.


GoodGym sprints into Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

January 29, 2018

Get Living London is proud to support the Newham launch of GoodGym’s revolutionary scheme, which combines running with charitable deeds.  The first run will start on Wednesday 1st October, from the London Aquatics Centre at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, at 6.30pm. The run is open to everyone, of all ages and abilities

By replacing the treadmill with the great outdoors, GoodGym channels the energy gained from exercise into social good by tasking runners to run in a pack to work on community projects or target isolation amongst older members of the community.

The foundation has already launched in a number of London Boroughs, as well as other areas of the country, and continues to expand to compete against the success of the traditional gym. GoodGym’s arrival at Newham and East Village, where athletes stayed during London 2012, will build upon the strong culture of athletic prowess and community that was started by the Olympics two years ago.

GoodGym was founded by Ivo Gormley in 2009 after he started to combine his weekly run with a visit to a housebound friend of the family, and formed a special bond. Gormley commented, “Bringing GoodGym to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and wider Newham was an obvious step for us. We can bring our unique brand of fitness to the developing neighbourhood at East Village, and have the joy of running past the iconic Olympic venues.

Derek Gorman, chief executive of Get Living London, commented “We are delighted to be able to support this initiative which enables our residents, and the wider East Village community, to make the most of our unparalleled access to fitness facilities and simultaneously give something back to the community.

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