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Boating tours to give east Londoners a glimpse of Olympic Park progress

PUBLISHED: 15:30 31 May 2013 | UPDATED: 15:31 31 May 2013

The Olympic Park won the London Planning Award for Planning Excellence.

The Olympic Park won the London Planning Award for Planning Excellence.

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Boating tours of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are to give community groups a sneak peak of the development before it opens to the public next year.

The trips, running in July and August, are to offer curious locals a glimpse into how work in the Park is progressing.

London Legacy Development Corporation’s chief executive Dennis Hone said: “This ongoing construction work means we are no longer able to run public bus tours around the site.

“So, we are taking to the waves and running boat tours of the Park for local community groups. This means local people can still see what’s going on in the Park whilst we complete our work to transform it into this great new part of London and deliver a great visitor destination and a real legacy for east Londoners.”

The 90 minute tours will be available throughout July and August to groups from Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Waltham Forest.

They will pass along the River Lee from Three Mills in Bow to the southern entrance of the Park, taking in views of the Orbit and the Olympic Stadium.

To book a place, email boattours@springboard-marketing.co.uk or call 0300 023 2030.

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