East London's newest revamped postcode has become a bustling center of activity following the glory days of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. With newly built restaurants and bars amongst the traditional Stratford haunts, Westfield Stratford City, one of Europe's biggest shopping centres, and the former Olympic venues now open to the public, the area provides a fantastic range of shopping, drinking, dining and fitness activities. Stratford is becoming a new go-to destination in the capital.
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Restaurants in Stratford
Tuck into delicious puff-pastry and shortcrust pies and other old-fashioned British favourites in a bustling location.
Pasta Remoli is located on the lower ground floor of the Westfield Stratford and aims to capture head chef Simone Remoli’s experience of Italian cuisine...
Theatre Royal Stratford East
A community theatre with many shows written, directed and performed by black or Asian artists, Theatre Royal is a great cultural hit in ethnically diverse Stratford. Musicals are big here – whether about hip hop or the Windrush generation. Kinks frontman Ray Davies penned the hit ‘Come Dancing’ for Theatre Royal Stratford East, while homegrown success ‘The Harder They Come’ made a West End transfer.
Bars and pubs in Stratford
Upcoming events in Stratford
The Giant Story Telling Snail
There's a gentle intruder in the Olympic Park – an appealingly designed, 2.5-metre high wooden snail. Step inside the shell to find a space for storytelling...
Once There Was... The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers
Artist, author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers' has won over many imaginations with his charming 'the boy' books. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of his...
Ball games aren't generally suitable for rooftops, but a très Français pastime will be rolling into Hackney this weekend, and luckily its balls are weighty...