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Stratford and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Stratford and surrounding areas

"'Robert' the steam engine was restored for the 2012 Olympics and has become a permanent fixture outside Stratford Station."

Joshua Mugume

"Stratford has become a shopping destination after the construction of the Westfield shopping centre."

Simon Hart

"The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has been a fantastic addition to Stratford, putting our area on the map!"

Joshua Mugume

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A fashionable pub serving craft beers and food from breakfast through to dinner.

ArcelorMittal Orbit Slide

On the doorstep of Victoria Park and Stratford within the Olympic Park - the world's tallest tunnel slide. Not your average Helter Skelter and not for the faint hearted!

The ArcelorMittal Orbit

Britain's largest piece of art, you can buy tickets to go up and view London from the top, as well as abseil down and hire it out for private events.

Print House

A Shorditch-y looking bar on Stratford's High Street next to the water. If you want to have a drink with friends where you can actually hear them talk, this is the place!

The Pie Crust Cafe

A family business, absolutely delicious Thai food and great prices.

Stoney Hill

Pound for pound the best Caribbean food in the area and great value for money!

London Aquatics Centre

London Aquatics Centre is the most technologically advanced and stunning swimming facility in the world and part of the 2012 London Olympic legacy.

The Copper Box Arena

As well as an arena for sporting events, you can use the gym facilities too.


Fantastic addition to the multitude of independent stores and restaurants in E20, an area that is fast becoming the snazziest place in East London. You won't regret dropping in for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.

Sawmill Cafe

Great cakes and coffee.

Cafe du Metro

Fresh pastries and amazing cakes, as well as great customer service.


This cafe next to Wanstead Park Station makes a great cappuccino!


Authentic Sardinian food. The perfect hidden restaurant - although it recently got 5 stars and a whole page in The Evening Standard so now everyone knows about it!

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The perfect place to play outdoor games with kids or friends, have a romantic picnic or for a good cardio workout - amazing scenery of both nature and modern architecture.

Wanstead Park

Home to a variety of wildlife, Wanstead Park and its pond are fantastic on a lazy Sunday; take a stroll and feed the ducks and geese.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Stratford, Maryland, West Ham, Plaistow, Upton, Forest Gate, Bow, Leyton, Leytonstone and Victoria Park

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"Penny Brookes Street in Stratford is named after a nineteenth century doctor who was central in getting PE placed on schools' curriculum."

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Child-friendly activities near Stratford and surrounding areas

Once There Was, The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers

Discover Children’s Story Centre,
Explore Oliver Jeffers' magical worlds in an interactive exhibition bringing his fabulous picture books to life. Play in your favourite scenes from How to Catch a Star, Up and Down, Lost and Found and The Way Back Home. Take a trip to the seaside, row a boat, make friends with a penguin, and listen to a story. Website

Glee Club

Stratford Circus,
If you love acting, singing and performing, this club is for you and all levels of experience are welcome. Glee Club members take part in singing and songwriting workshops, dance master-classes, drama games and exercises, and create their very own productions and sharings for friends and family to enjoy. Website

The Rabbit Hole

The Rabbit Hole
The magic of Alice in Wonderland has arrived in Lincoln in the form of a new tea room in Lincoln. Expect to find the beloved characters from the novel painted on the walls with creative décor throughout and a range of food and drink based around the book!

London Aquatics Centre

London Aquatics Centre,
Starting your children on swimming lessons as early as possible can be of great benefit, at the London Aquatics Centre, under the ASA Ducking Awards course we offer lesson starting at 3 month to 5 years old. This course is designed to help babies, toddlers and young swimmers become familiar with the water and begin to learn to swim. Website

Baby Dance

Stratford Circus
This popular class provides babies with a movement, sensory, rhythmical experience in a playful environment supported by their parent or carer. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Website

NCT Movers & Cruisers

Movers and Cruisers is a parent / carer and baby group for mobile babies and toddlers. Every week we meet up, normally on a Thursday morning, and head somewhere so our children can romp about and let off steam (and we can chat and catch up). Website

Toddler Jam-Music and Movement

Stratford Circus,
Calling all toddler musicians and their grown ups! Nori, on the guitar, will take you on a journey through the world of music from Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to Twist & Shout. This music and movement session includes dancing and jamming to child-friendly versions of reggae, folk, pop, rock 'n' roll and world music classics. It's slightly alternative, slightly crazy and completely energetic! Come along and join in the fun! Website
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