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A locals' guide to E15

"The continued regeneration of the East of London since the Olympic games make Stratford a clever choice for homeowners wanting to purchase in the right spot, at the right time..."

Joshua Mugume

"'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

What is your favourite place?

Where do E15 locals go?


Traditional fish and chips and authentic pizza served in this Italian family-run takeaway.

Sawmill Cafe

Great cakes and coffee.

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.

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.


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.

Golden Grove

Really convenient for work and the service is great too!

The Pie Crust Cafe

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


Best brunch and artisan bakery in East London. Freshly made bread, foccacia, brioche, cakes, pastries....as well as a custom celebration cake service and catering arm.

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!

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.

Common Greenway Cafe

Hidden gem, relaxed environment, friendly staff and great food!

Stoney Hill

Looking for authentic Caribbean cuisine? Stoney Hill offers fresh carnival food whether you're looking for a takeaway or a quiet, intimate restaurant setting. Only 10 minutes walk from Westfield Stratford!


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 Copper Box Arena

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

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

What do you love about E15?

Why do you find E15 a great place to live?


"East village has lovely independent cafes and restaurants, run by passionate individuals. From artisan bread to home made gelato and fabulous cocktails. All this on the door step of a huge park, no cars, sports facilities and lots of activities within the community."

January 2018

Local resident

"Great transport links, close proximity to good shops and nice neighbours. "

June 2015


"Stratford has a very good transport (underground, DLR and buses). You have a great selection of shops (Westfield shopping centre). You also benefit from Olympic sports center. Finally, there are recreation grounds nearby – Victoria Park."

March 2015


"Stratford has seen an abundance of change in a short time. The corner stone of the East end it now truly unites what was once a typical east end town with the rest of the city and even Europe Thanks to it's unrivalled transport connections. However, despite the growth of mega residential towers attracting the city slicker you know you'll have a neighbour who can point you to a market trader selling fresh produce at com... more

February 2015


"Stratford is a vibrant and diverse place to live. With the Westfield shopping centre on your door step, the old Stratford Shopping Centre just across the way from that, and Stratford Highest a couple of minutes walk from there, there is nothing that you can't find in Stratford. And what's not to love about living where the Olympics was held?! Great travel connections into and out of Central London. Stratford is fast be... more

February 2015


"Inspiring, rich in culture diversity, with green spaces for all to enjoy, Stratford and surrounding areas, make a great combination of opportunities for living, working, studying and relaxing. It offers one of the biggest shopping centre in London with generous parking space. Great active leisure in the nearby Olympic Leisure Centre at the Olympic Park, with beautifully designed serene spaces by the river, children's playg... more

January 2015


"Stratford is vibrant, well established with new properties, fantastic transport links to all over London. A fantastic Olympic Park and facilities with ongoing all year round events. Sports and social activities at your finger tips. And importantly a great vibe in the Westfield shopping centre with a unique allure of restaurants, casino, bowling and cinema. This is London's new hub of modern day living and a fresh approach ... more

January 2015


"There will be a gold rush in Stratford / West Ham Park and Plaistow in the next five to ten years as property prices are so cheap at the moment. There is some lovely housing stock waiting to be discovered! These low prices won't last as Stratford and the surrounding areas become property hot spots."

June 2014

Local resident

"West Ham, Plaistow and Stratford are all great areas to invest in property. It is so cheap at the moment but you can tell it won't last. There are some lovely Victorian houses and terraces in these areas that are just waiting to be developed! But they won't be around forever! Now is the time to get in and buy!!!"

October 2011

Local resident

"Property is cheap and the area is going to enjoy a boom over the next 5 years"

October 2011


What do you like about E15?

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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 E15

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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
  1. About E15

    E15 is the postcode district in East London incorporating the areas of Stratford, West Ham (part), Maryland, Leyton (part), Leytonstone (part) Temple Mills (part), Hackney Wick (part), Bow (part). The local authorities covering E15 are Newham, Waltham Forest, Hackney, Tower Hamlets. The postcode area does not cover all of east London; the remainder is covered by the RM (Romford) and IG postcode areas.

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