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Affordable and easy to reach, there's a bright future for this eastern suburb

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

Simon Hart

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

Joshua Mugume

"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

What is your favourite place?

Where do Plaistow locals go?

Dynamix Health Club

The perfect place to go to relieve stress after work. It has an amazing free weights room and a cafe serving healthy juices and shakes made from a choice of protein brands.


A fantastic Asian confectionary shop selling both sweet and savoury treats on Green Street, close to Upton Park Underground Station.

Vijay's Chawalla

A down to earth vegetarian Indian restaurant, with tasty, inexpensive, healthy and authentic food.

London Fish Bazaar

This excellent fish shop buys in their fish from Billingsgate Market. They cater for a variety of cultures, with a range of exotic fish.

Pie Republic

Great traditional pie and mash.

Panda's Kitchen

Chinese takeaway if you're in between the Forest Gate and Upton Park Area. All fresh ingredients, amazing portions and cooked with loads of colour and flavour!

Sawmill Cafe

Great cakes and coffee.


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

Corner Kitchen

Fantastic family orientated cafe serving unique stone baked pizzas, homemade cakes and featuring a basement playground with dedicated activities throughout the week for under 5's. Great place to take babies and toddlers.

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.

Stoney Hill

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

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!


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

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!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Upton, Upton Park, West Ham, Plashet, Stratford, Forest Gate, Maryland, Manor Park, Royal Docks and Bow

What do you love about Plaistow?

Why do you find Plaistow a great place to live?


"Good commuter links, shopping, pubs, restaurants."

January 2015

Local resident

"Lots of money spent on the area in last 12-18 months with the upcoming Olympic stadium only a mile away. Lots of trendy apartment conversions and terrace houses with development potential at bargain prices for London, although prices probably won't stay at these prices for long as developments in Stratford can be expensive so people are looking a little further afield now. Transport is great in the area with Plaistow tube ... more

December 2011

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


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"Maryland is one of the few places to be named after its counterpart in the US, rather than the other way around. The land was bought by a merchant returning from Maryland in the colonies."

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  1. About Plaistow

    Plaistow (pronounced 'plah-stoh'; often mispronounced 'play-stoh' or 'pla-stoh') is a place in the London Borough of Newham in east London. Plaistow is a mainly residential area, including several council estates; the main road is the A112 - Plaistow Road, High Street, Broadway, Greengate Street and Prince Regent Lane. The historic Black Lion public house is said to have links to the 18th century highwayman Dick Turpin and was also frequented by West Ham United football (soccer) players such as Bobby Moore in the 1960s and 70s. Essex Lodge Doctor's Surgery on Greengate Street is believed to stand on the site of one of King Henry VIII's hunting lodges. Places of interest in the area include Plaistow Park and the East London Cemetery.

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