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A newly thriving neighborhood thanks to the investment from the 2012 Olympics.
Studio / 1 BR
59% Complete
2 Bedrooms
73% Complete
3 Bedrooms
95% Complete
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete

Good For
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students


What's around
  • 275 Shops
  • 11 Fitness options
  • 188 Restaurants
  • 27 Grocery stores/markets
  • 17 Banks
  • 64 Nightlife options




Stratford has a high violent crime rate and a high property crime rate for London.


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Located in East London, Stratford has undergone one of the most impressive transformations in the city's recent history. Thanks to the 2012 Olympics, the last decade has seen Stratford morph from a rundown community into a neighborhood that is showcased to the world. Improved transportation, a huge shopping mall, new restaurants, and the Olympic Park facilities – now open to the public – have brought new life here.

Stratford is full of students thanks to the University of East London’s campus here. And where there are students you'll find fast food places, affordable clothing stores, tons of coffee shops, and a lively pub scene. It's also become popular with financial services workers since it's a very short commute to the City and Canary Wharf. There are also lots of families around.

You’ll find a lot of apartments here but fewer single-family homes since many have been converted into flats. Aim for one of the historic buildings if you don’t want to be surrounded by students because they tend to go for the more modern-looking places.

For those with kids, there are a number of good and outstanding schools in the area.

Note that parts of Stratford are still a bit rough so you should use common sense when walking alone at night and be aware of your surroundings.

Stratford is bordered on the north by Leyton, on the east by Forest Gate, on the south by West Ham and Plaistow, and on the west by Hackney Wick.


The City: 5.1 miles / 25-60 minutes by car / 15 minutes by transit / 30-35 minutes by bike
Canary Wharf: 4.1 miles / 15-30 minutes by car / 20 minutes by transit / 20-25 minutes by bike
Southwark: 6 miles / 25-55 minutes by car / 25 minutes by transit 
Westminster: 8 miles / 35-80 minutes by car / 35 minutes by transit
Shoreditch: 5.4 miles / 20-45 minutes by car / 30-35 minutes by transit / 25-30 minutes by bike

Stratford London Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Stratford LOCAL schools

Carpenters Primary School
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Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
Colegrave Primary School
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Downsell Primary School
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Ofsted phase:Primary
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Manor Primary School
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Ofsted phase:Primary
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Maryland Primary School
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Ofsted phase:Primary
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Photo Credits: Thanks to @Kake, @Bartez83, @Cabiria8, @Brian Evans, @edna million, @Jo T for your great photos of this neighborhood! 


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