Bars near Olympic Park London
The lasting legacy of the 2012 Olympics is that London has now been left with a bloomin' lovely new public park. If you're looking to go exploring, you'll need somewhere to stop for a bite to eat and a refreshing drink, so here you can find a run down of the best bars to quench your thirst near the Olympic Park. There are many pubs within walking distance of the park and there are plenty more as you venture further into East London, so here's a selection of the best ones.
The Cow - Geronimo Inns, East London
The Cow in Westfield Stratford, is a modern and welcoming gastro-pub and bar. It boasts stunning views of the Olympic park and is a great place for some food and a drink. With plenty of comfy sofas and bright decor, this is perfect pit stop. There is also a great selection of craft beers, lagers, ales and wines sourced from all corners of the globe.
The Hackney Pearl, East London
The Hackney Pearl is a neighbourhood bar and cafe with a laid-back eco-feel. Located in Hackney Wick, this is a great place to stop for a cheeky cocktail after a day in the Olympic park. You will also find locally sourced beer including Meantime and Hackney Gold. They also serve tasty bites you can enjoy in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Sky Bar, East London
Located in Asper's Casino in Westfield Stratford, Sky Bar offers unparalled views of the Olympic stadium and park. This smart and cosmopolitan bar and club supplies its customers with premium champagne and expertly mixed cocktails, in a decadent and impressive surrounding. Hosting live music as well, this is a bar not to be missed.
The Cow - Geronimo Inns, East London
Perusing The Olympic Park may be interesting but let's face it, you'll definitely be hankering after a good pub pretty soon. Unlike the athletes, you certainly can tuck into a big old pie and glass or 5 of craft ale or vino. This rustic restaurant bar provides the perfect ambience for a quick bite or lengthy booze up, and DJs come along on Saturdays to liven the mood.
The Langthorne, East London
The Langthorne in Stratford centre, is a British pub serving up happily affordable classic pub dishes such as fish and chips, bangers and mash and a good old burger. To drink they have a range of cask ales, as well as lagers and wines all at very reasonable prices. This is a great choice for a bar near the Olympic Park.
Theatre Royal Stratford East, East London
The Theatre Royal's Bar in Stratford East, is a great spot for some food and drink, as well as some free entertainment. Ranging from comedy and live music, to poetry nights there's always something going on. Perfect for a pre-theatre drink and a bite to eat or as a place to relax after shopping up a storm at Westfield Stratford City.
Searcys Westfield Stratford Champagne Bar, East London
A stylish bar in the heart of the Westfield Stratford, Searcy's boasts a selection of the world's best champagnes, as well as fine wines and cocktails. Whether you need something luxurious and fizzy after a hard day's shopping, or just fancy sipping on a sparkling vintage, Searcy's will cater to all your needs and add a touch of class to the occasion.
King Edward VII, East London
Known to locals simply as King Eddie, The King Edward VII in Stratford is a traditional London pub within walking distance of the Olympic Park - perfect if you are looking for a cosy pub. Serving up simple, rustic and fresh food to its hungry customers, King Eddie's boasts a great selection of beers, still and sparkling English wines.
Tanzibar, East London
Tanzibar, in Stratford's Westfield Centre, is set in Asper's Casino near to the Olympic park, and features state of the art technology, some of the hottest cocktails in the area and it's open 24 hours a day. Here, you can gamble, watch sport on London's biggest sports screen or simply relax with a drink.