Once synonymous with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Stratford is now a destination in itself. Of course there’s the epic Westfield Stratford City and the curly-wurly tunnel slide, the ArcelorMittal Orbit – but there’s also a growing number of small waterside bars and cafés like Print House on the banks of the Three Mills Wall River Weir and retro games bar Four Quarters East. And don’t forget about all that green space: there’s the immaculate Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the wilder Hackney Marshes for you to get lost in. It goes without saying that the transport connections here are second-to-none.
You could live here…
NEST (Newlon). Prices start from £81,250 for a 25% share of a one-bedroom apartment.
New Stratford Works (L&Q). Prices start from £127,500 for a 25% share of a two-bedroom apartment.