Free Olympic Festival tickets for Tower Hamlets residents

Pic: Warren Christmas

Pic: Warren Christmas

Tower Hamlets is giving out 1000 tickets to the Open East Festival to mark the one year anniversary of the Olympic Games. The festival will be held at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from July 27 – July 28.

Only residents of Tower Hamlets who are currently claiming housing benefits are eligible to apply for the free tickets between June 17 and June 21. The winners will be notified via text message by July 12. Eligible residents can apply for up to four tickets each through the website or by phone: 020 7364 5020.

The tickets are produced by the Arts Council, and are being given away in a joint partnership between Tower Hamlets Council and the London Legacy Development Corporation. Dennis Hone, Chief Executive, London Legacy Development Corporation, said, “we can’t wait to welcome local people back in to the Park.”

Mayor Lutfur Rahman said, “this is a fantastic opportunity for our residents to explore and enjoy Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. There is something for everyone at the festival – which is how I hoped the Games legacy would unfold.” “Open East Festival is one of a fantastic series of events this summer and marks the start of the first phase of opening for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.” said Hone.

The one year anniversary will be celebrated with food, music, and theatre. Local breweries, over 70 food stalls and a variety of entertainment will be set up to recreate the Olympic spirit. Tickets are priced at £9.50 for adults, £6.00 for children aged 5 – 16, and under 5’s go free.

Tickets can be bought here.


  1. Rosemary George July 16, 2013
  2. Terry Kirby July 19, 2013

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