Theme Parks in East London
Take a trip to one of London's theme parks for an adrenaline-packed day out. From thrilling rides through history, to wild animals – both mythical and real – London's theme parks offer great entertainment for families and groups.
Unlike most London attractions, some amusement parks aren't in Central London, but are easily reached by train, coach or car. Theme and Adventure parks offer a fun day out with family or friends.
Built for the London 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, this still-evolving park covers 650 acres and serves many purposes. It is a place to relax, with parkland, wildlife and waterways. It is an active sports arena, home to the Lee Valley VeloPark, the London Aquatics Centre and the former Stadium which will become the home ground of West Ham United FC. And it is a place to recall the Olympics, which drew 6.7m spectators and saw Team GB and Paralympics GB win 185 medals.
Spreading south over 26 miles from Ware to the River Thames, this waterside park is mined with historic and natural surprises – and also home to four venues used in the 2012 London Olympics. As well as bird reserves and ecology parks, you can visit Trinity Buoy Wharf, at its southernmost tip, which has an experimental lighthouse built in 1864, while the largest surviving tidal mill in Britain, dating from 1776, can be found at Three Mills Island.