Stratford Area Guide
More than simply the location of the Olympic Park; with the Westfield shopping centre on your door-step, the old Stratford Shopping Centre just across the way from that, and Stratford High Street a couple of minutes walk from there, Stratford is a proper shopper’s paradise.
Where are we?
Stratford sits just East of the River Lea (the anecdotal division between the “East-End” and “East London”). Adjacent to the green open spaces of Victoria Park and Hackney Marshes and famous for the 2012 Olympic Park
Why should I buy here?
Crossrail. The international station is one of East London’s major transport hubs and with the addition of the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail), the appreciation in the area should be high. Not to mention you can get pretty much anywhere you want to go from Stratford International station.
What can I buy here?
Talk about a town of two tales. There are streets of Victorian terracing to the North of the original town and vast developments of 21st century apartment buildings to the West on the Olympic Park. Something for everyone’s budget
Where can I go out?
One of the most interesting places to drink in London, let alone in the East, Roof East is a rooftop bar in Stratford that not only caters to the hungry crowd with a roster of street food stalls, there's regular events, smashing views from the top and quirky spaces to drink aplenty. A short walk from Stratford international, this unique casino houses a series of bars for you to get the drinks in. From their pretty gin terrace where you can indulge in some cocktails and some garden games, to their relaxing bar area, it's a great spot to enjoy drink any hour of the day or night.
How about going out for a meal
Stratford East Village has its fair share of sleek, fashionable restaurants like Darkhorse and Village Vanguard, which both offer modern fusion British food. A stone's throw away, Firezza and Santi embrace Italian cuisine with Neapolitan pizzas and fresh pasta dishes.
How do I get from A-B
Stratford International station (Rail, DLR)
Stratford station (Overground Line, Crossrail, Central Line, DLR)
Leyton station (Central Line)
Hackney Wick station (Overground Line)
Maryland station (Rail, Crossrail)
Here are just a few of the local restaurants worth a try
Some of our favourites for a tipple or two
Places to Visit
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Designed by sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond, the ArcelorMittal Orbit is one of the most striking and enduring visual legacies of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Its extraordinary looping structure has become a byword for design innovation and playful invention.