Westfield Stratford City
Europe’s largest urban shopping centre at 1.9 million sq ft. It hosts a dynamic and targeted mixture of over 300 brands anchored by John Lewis, Waitrose, Marks & Spencer and a 17-screen Vue cinema, Bowling Alley and Aspers casino. Address: Montfichet Road, Olympic Park, E20 1EJ, London UK | Contact: 0044 (0)208 221 7300 | Website: www.westfield.com/stratfordcity.
As the only trampoline park in the Stratford area, ZAPspace is jam-packed with features, including a new-to-the-UK ping-pong jump, a drop slide, a cardio wall, and a tumble lane, as well as large open trampoline areas and dodge ball courts. The venue also features a cafe, a SkyBar and changing rooms with showers. There is also a soft play area for the little ones. Open from 9am – 9pm every day of the week. Address: 369 High Street, Stratford, E15 4QZ, London UK | Bookings on: 0044 (0)203 727 7245 | Website: www.zapspace.co.uk.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park located in the Borough of Newham, Stratford was the centre of London 2012 Olympic Games. The main stadium will now be the home ground for West Ham United Football Club and also host the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is also at the heart of a prestigious new development, Stratford City. Website: www.queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk.
The ArcelorMittal Orbit
The ArcelorMittal Orbit is the UK’s tallest sculpture in the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond. A visitor attraction and a lasting legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games held in London. Address: ArcelorMittal Orbit, 3 Thornton Street, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, E20 2AD, London UK | Contact: 0044 (0)333 800 8099 | Website: www.arcelormittalorbit.com.
London Aquatics Centre
London Aquatics Centre is the most technologically advanced and stunning swimming facility in the World and it was one of the main venues of the 2012 Olympic Games. Designed for swimmers of all abilities, from absolute beginners to Olympic and Paralympic champions, London Aquatics Centre offers a wide-ranging programme of activities, from fun and family sessions, lane swimming, diving, swimming lessons, diving lessons, community swim sessions and other aquatic disciplines. Address: London Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park, E20 2ZQ, London UK | Contact: 0044 (0)208 536 3150 | Website: www.londonaquaticscentre.org.
Stratford International Station
Stratford International Station opened in December 2009 and provides one of the best connected locations in the country – only 7 minutes to/from London St Pancras on the new high-speed rail service and just over two hours to Paris on the Eurostar from London St Pancras. Address: Stratford International Station, International Way, Olympic Park, E20 1YY, London UK | Contact: 0044 (0)207 843 7350 | Website: www.stratfordintl.co.uk.
University of East London
University of East London has a site in Stratford site, with renovated historic buildings sitting alongside modern purpose built-labs and centres of excellence
Theatre Royal opened in 1884, it has undergone many changes and seats up to 460 people on three levels, with all seats having a good view of the stage.
Birkbeck College is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic excellence and London’s only specialist provider of evening higher education.