Stratford is a diverse, vibrant area of London with lots to see and do. The area is recognised globally for its Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park following the London 2012 Olympic Games. The park re opened in 2013 and now has a range of things to do on the site. From shopping in one of Europe’s largest urban shopping centres, eating in some of the best restaurants in London to playing sport in the London 2012 venues, there’s plenty for everyone! Covering 560 acres of East London, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is a park like no other.
Occupying 43 acres in White City, and covering nine different postcodes, Westfield London takes the crown for Europe’s largest shopping centre. The impressive location – on the site of the 1908 Olympics – cost around £1.6 billion to create and houses some 265 shops, from House of Fraser and Marks & Spencer to luxury fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton, Armani and Mulberry. If you find yourself in need of respite, Michelin-starred chefs Pascal Aussignac and Vincent Labeyrie can soothe away any shopping-induced stress with gastronomic creations at Croque Gascon, in the centre’s Eat Gallery. If they don’t manage to tempt your taste buds, then one of the other 50 restaurants and cafés surely will. The UK’s biggest casino can be found at Westfield Stratford City, in addition to an all-digital cinema that has 17 screens to choose from.
See just a glimpse of what else Stratford has to offer below!
Whether you’re into musical productions or live comedy shows, the Stratford East is a theatre in Stratford in the London Borough of Newham, the heart of East London. It is a 460-seater community theatre that produces new theatre shows and comedy. Since 1953, Theatre Royal Stratford East has been the home of the Theatre Workshop company. You can experience the unique atmosphere of the Theatre Workshop Bar. With something for everyone seven days a week, it’s the place to be if you’re looking for a great night out in East London.
Stratford station is a major London station which will connect you to the underground (Central Line, Jubilee Line and Overground Line), DLR, TFL line or a range of National Rail services. The station covers routes to the East of England by operating the c2c, which terminates in Southend, and Abellio Greater Anglia. The other side of Westfield shopping centre lies Stratford International station which will connect you with the South East of England and provides interchange to the Eurostar at either Ebbsfleet or Ashford.
The Stratford Centre, the far side of Stratford Station from Westfield and approximately within a 10 minute walk from any of our properties, hosts both a Morrisons and a Sainsbury’s making it the perfect place to pick up your regular groceries and daily supplies. This complex is also home to Stratford Library, if you prefer hard copy books to the electronic variety, as well as the local arts centre and Stratford East Picturehouse. For your local gym look no further than the Gymbox Stratford which offers a number of classes, studios and strength and conditioning training.