World famous since it hosted the 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games, Stratford underwent a vast redevelopment program in preparation for the event. With the crowds long gone, the area continues to reap the benefits of that the redevelopment brought with it: sporting facilities, transport links and Europe’s largest urban shopping centre.
Now a mecca for sporting enthusiasts, Stratford houses top of the range facilities for swimming, running, hockey, volleyball, cycling and much more. Whether you want to participate or simply cheer on your favourite sports men and women, the newly developed Stratford is the perfect location.
Even those no so excited by sports will get a thrill from seeing the fantastic Queen Elizabeth Olympic park, alongside the now iconic Arcelor Mittal Orbit Tower that dominated our screens back in 2012.
As popular for its sporting culture, Stratford is a dreamland for shoppers, rivalling its central London counterparts. Westfield Stratford City is a three storey retail space with over 300 shops including huge department stores, designer fashion brands, beautiful home wares and toy stores.
Not just an oasis for retail therapy, the shopping centre is also home to the UK’s biggest casino, a 17 screen multiplex cinema, 14 lane bowling alley and over 70 restaurants and bars. At a whopping 176,516 square metres, it even has its very own postcode!
For those seeking a spot of culture, Stratford Circus is a great arts venue, hosting a variety of shows for both adults and children. The Theatre Royal at Stratford East is a beautiful Victorian building, with an equally appealing calendar of performances.