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"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

"I love walking along the Lee Navigation in Hackney Wick and looking at all the charming narrow boats."

Alexandra Lega

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

Simon Hart

What is your favourite place?

Where do East London locals go?

Common Greenway Cafe

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

The Copper Box Arena

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

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.

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.

Sawmill Cafe

Great cakes and coffee.

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!

The Pie Crust Cafe

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

Golden Grove

Really convenient for work and the service is great too!

Victoria Park

Skateboarding through Victoria Park is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Possibly heading to Broadway Market after to find coffee and more than likely after a few skateboard tricks, a pharmacy.

iFratelli

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

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 Advisory

The best burger in Hackney and delicious sides too!

Chesham Arms

A revival of an old local boozer, residents fought hard to prevent this building being turned into flats and won after it was granted to be an 'asset of community value'!

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

What do you love about East London?

Why do you find East London a great place to live?

Maroua

"There is a lot of new building and the price are good and you can have your flat with view river"

February 2015

You

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"Until 2010, Greenford was the only station on the Underground network with an escalator up to platform level. There is now a small escalator in the central line part of Stratford Station."

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Child-friendly activities near East London

NCT Movers & Cruisers

Space,
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

Movers & Cruisers

Space,
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

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

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

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

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 d├ęcor throughout and a range of food and drink based around the book!

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
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