Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park awarded Green Flag Award once again

We're incredibly proud that Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the home of Loughborough University London, has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award for a seventh year in a row.

The Green Flag Award scheme recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world.

Spread across 560 acres of captivating parkland, Queen Elizabeth Olympic park is renowned as one of the very best green spaces in the whole of the United Kingdom.

The Park was previously the site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games and has since become the heart of one of the biggest regeneration projects in London.

Compromising of iconic venues still playing host to national and international sports events, as well as forming an important part of everyday life for the surrounding communities, the beautiful parklands have now become a world-class destination, attracting local residents and tourists alike, as well as providing new homes and business districts - simultaneously acting as a huge economic booster in the local area.

A thriving attraction in London, the Park now consist of London Aquatics Centre, Copper Box Arena, Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, Lee Valley VeloPark, London Stadium, ArcelorMittal Orbit, East Village, London Olympics Media Centre, International Quarter London – and with Westfield Stratford City too, there’s no wonder why this park is among the most popular and most visited in London.

On top of all of the activities and experiences available, the park also plays a significant role in local sustainability. Loaded with biodiverse green spaces, clean, usable rivers and canals, and a network of walking and cycle paths subsequently improving Environmental Quality – the green spaces add to the contribution of clean air, natural resources, and a nontoxic environment which is an the type of environment we had envisaged for our Loughborough University London community.

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Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2020 QS World University Rankings and top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2020, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and 8th in The UK Complete University Guide 2020.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.