This is a sponsored article on behalf of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Not lucky enough to go to Rio this year? No worries, you can see world-famous swimmers at the iconic London Aquatics Centre this May. Plunge into the European Aquatics Championships taking place from 9-22 May and revive the olympic fever of London 2012 in the stunning architecture, designed by late Zaha Hadid.
Around 900 elite swimmers and divers including Tom Daley, Jack Laugher and Tonia Couch will hit the London Aquatics Centre at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for two weeks of swimming, synchronised swimming and diving.
Be quick though: many sessions have already sold out but there are still some seats left for certain events. This is an unique occasion to gaze at the perfect timing of the synchronised dives or wowed by the speeds of the world's best swimmers.
Here are our must-sees for the championships:
- The world champion British 4 x 100m Mixed Medley Relay team
- 800m Freestyle with British world bronze medallist Jazz Carlin
- The world champion British 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay team
- 3m Men's Final and 10m Men's Synchro Final — with Tom Daley and Jack Laugher (just 200 seats left for this one)
- 3m Women's Final
- 10m Mixed Synchronised Final (just a few tickets remaining)
With sessions throughout the day and evening — and loads at the weekend — bring the whole family to be inspired by Britain's olympic hopefuls. Special family packages are available for the weekend morning sessions.
After you've seen the swimmers, spend the rest of the day at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park — there are plenty of things to do for all ages. The park is super easy to reach, being just a few steps away from Stratford station: that means you can get there by the Central and Jubilee line, London Overground, DLR and National Rail. And if you're driving, there's plenty of parking space at the nearby Westfield shopping centre.
See London like never before — from the top of the Arcelor Mittal Orbit, or explore the park with free treks and trails through 560 acres of greenery. Relax over lunch at Timber Lodge Cafe or throw yourself into sporting events, from biking to scaling the climbing wall.