Stratford is located in east London in the borough of Newham. Since the 2012 Olympics, the area has undergone one of the most impressive transformations in London’s recent history. Revamped transportation links, shopping malls, restaurants and the Olympic Park facilities have brought new life here. It’s been dubbed one of ‘the best-kept strips in London’ and offers some of the most gorgeous river views. Stratford offers a very small commute to central London making it popular with families, professionals and students alike.
If you’re looking to remove yourself from the hustle and bustle of the City and reconnect with nature, Stratford is the place to do just that. This district is home to an impressive 560 acres of natural space and parklands. Residents regularly enjoy wandering down tranquil waterways, specially designed environments of beautifully kept gardens and wild meadows.
From the 11th century onwards, Stratford was an important trade and industry hub. Once inhabited since Roman times, Stratford Station first opened in the mid 1800s which led to its position as a transport hub and proved to be an advantage for its innovative local factories wanting to distribute their wares. This eventually led to Stratford becoming home to one of the first factories to produce porcelain.