London Stadium - Venue Guide

Venue Information

Every year British Athletics hosts the Anniversary Games at the iconic London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The stadium was built to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012 and since then has seen many records broken.

Safety & Security

Your safety is our number one priority and we have a number of security measures in place to ensure you have the safest and most enjoyable experience.

Please minimise the amount of possessions you bring with you to the event. If you need to bring a bag with you please ensure that it is small enough to store under your seat. There is no bag or luggage storage areas at the stadium. Our security provision for the event will include searching so please allow extra time to get to the venue as a full bag and body search will be in operation.

There will be a police and security presence at the event as we work closely with our agencies and partners to ensure the safety and security of those attending.

We remind you to remain vigilant at all times and report anything which causes you any concern immediately to the nearest member of staff.

Conditions of entry

Certain items are not allowed into the Stadium in the interests of Health and Safety including:

Weapons, ammunition, explosives, horns, whistles, drums, fireworks, flares, large flags/banners, helium balloons, selfie sticks, smoke grenades, drones, laser devices or any other item which in our reasonable opinion may cause danger or disruption to the event or to any other person (regardless of whether or not such item is illegal or is carried for specific purposes).

Any person in possession of such items will be refused entry to the Stadium. Any article that might be used as a weapon is deemed to be offensive or abusive, or compromise public safety, will be confiscated and reported to the Police.

Spectator Etiquette 

Please be respectful of those around you by ensuring that you do not obstruct their view or cause any unnecessary inconvenience.

Please keep noise to a minimum during track starts and respect the athletes at all times.

Food and Drink

Food and drink kiosks will be open in and around the stadium carrying a range of options including burgers, fish and chips, sandwiches, bagels, salads, hot & cold drinks and meal deal options to suit every taste. For those with a sweet tooth, popcorn, sweets and ice cream will also be available.

There are a number of bars around the stadium serving a range of drinks including non-alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly.

There are also seven water fountains located on the outer concourse of the stadium. For more information please speak to the nearest steward.

All kiosks accept card and cash payments, with a small number of card-only kiosks in operation. Please note that American Express cards are not accepted and there is no cash machine on site. The nearest cash point can be found at the podium cafe at the base of the ArcelorMittal Orbit.

A small amount of food is allowed into the stadium and spectator areas for your own consumption, however all containers & utensils must be plastic.

Strictly no alcohol is allowed to be brought into the venue. No glass or cans will be permitted.

Cameras and Binoculars Policy

We understand that amateur photography is part of the enjoyment when attending live athletics. We know we have the world’s most passionate and knowledgeable spectators, and as such we want them to be able to take home as many memories of top class athletics as possible

Cameras (and accompanying camera bags no bigger than 30cm x 20cm) with a maximum lens length of six inches are permitted – if you have a lens length that extends beyond six inches we politely request that you keep to this length as a maximum so to not block the view of those next to or behind you in the stadium. Failure to do so will result in potential ejection from the event.

Professional camera equipment such as tripods can only be used by accredited photographers and are not permitted in spectator areas.

Binoculars and accompanying carry cases are permitted.

Baby Changing Facilities

Baby Changing Facilities are available on each level of the stadium. Simply ask one of the stewarding team for the closest baby change location to your seat.

Lost and Found

Please report all lost and found property to the nearest steward or member of staff at the stadium. If you are no longer at the venue, please email

Special Effects and Entertainment

Please be aware that pyrotechnics, strobe lights, special effects and fireworks may be used at this event.


Disclaimer: We are sometimes subject to venue guidelines and the discretionary judgement of stadium stewards.

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