We took a canal trip through this area and heard the history and plans - from the worst area for knifings and crime which you would avoid at all costs, to a wonderful multi-layered sports and family ground. It is MASSIVE!
All across from the biggest Westfield in all of Europe, where the shops sell not only loom bands and Coca Cola and Disney, but Loius Vuitton and high end brands.
The area is alive and proud of itself, for the first time (for the better things!) and continually growing with new roads and buildings. The athletes' quarters are now apartments for sale or lease, as often happens, and whole areas of dipidated housing, industry and dangerous neighbourhoods fell under the bulldozer, but have been replaced with the modern, and the dog-bum of East London is now a draw card and area to be proud of.
Very hard to photograph, as can only capture small sections of it. Go there and see for yourself!
My last day of London in this block, now in the Cumberland Hotel, near Marble Arch and Hyde Park, ready to embark on my European Interlude!