School of Geography


The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford is one stop away on the tube.

A short walk from QMUL or one stop away on the tube is Stratford, home to the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Westfield Stratford City. The park offers a range of state-of-the-art sporting facilities, caf├ęs, restaurants, and lots of green space. The cultural, social, economic and environmental politics of the Olympics have driven recent work in the School, and we remain interested in examining and potentially helping to shape the legacies of the Games. Also nearby is Hackney Wick, said to house the highest concentration of creative practitioners and artist studios in Europe, and the focus of research in the School on temporary urban uses.