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A Summer of Olympic Fun at Manhattan Loft Gardens

Manhattan Loft Gardens, home to The Stratford Hotel is just steps from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, making it an ideal staycation destination for those looking for a summer of Olympic fun.

Two-wheeled thrills are top of the agenda at Lee Valley VeloPark where guests can choose from cycling the track in the iconic velodrome, racing on the road circuit, tackling a mountain bike trail or jumping and bumping on the berms of the BMX track. There’s also ample space to train, sessions for children to learn how to ride a bike as well as the 26-mile parkland for guests of all ages to practice and pedal.

For those wanting to perfect their swing, there’s the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre which includes 2 hockey pitches, 4 indoor tennis courts as well as 6 outdoor courts – available for public use all year round while the Copper Box Arena – home to handball, modern pentathlon, fencing and goalball during the 2012 Games – invites amateurs and professionals alike for an afternoon of sport.

At the London Aquatics Centre, splash, swim and dive your way around one of the world’s most technologically advanced swimming facilities that’s still the training pool of choice for a number of top Olympian swimmers. The London Marathon Community Track at the London Stadium is perfect for those budding sprinters – or those who want to leave it to the professionals, can even enjoy a venue tour.

Making its mark on the East London scene, Manhattan Loft Gardens is an impressive building which features 248 expansive loft apartments stretching to the 42nd floor, three sky gardens, three bars, two restaurants, a gym and The Stratford Hotel. After a day of Olympic adventures, guests can relax in one of the hotel’s 145 rooms, set across the buildings first six floors. To refuel there’s Kitchen E20 and Terrace E20 with Head Chef Josh Deacon, formally of Rail House Café, at its helm. The vibrant menu inspired by Australian influences features colourful salads, indulgent larger plates designed for sharing and a new drinks menu for summer with Punches, Spritzes, Bellinis, crisp wines and draught beer served straight from the open style kitchen and bar.

This summer, guests can also enjoy a cultural programme of events from live music and local DJs taking to the decks in the mezzanine to al fresco movie nights every Monday at Terrace E20, art installations in the lobby and daily rooftop yoga.

The We Are Family package, starts at £240 and is available until 31st August.

The package includes accommodation in a Double Double Room for a family of four, complimentary in-room children’s movies with popcorn, a full English breakfast for parents and breakfast for children as well as a glass of wine in the evening and a mocktail for the little ones.

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