Stratford

Pre-2012 London Olympics, Stratford was, for many, just a place where the Jubilee line terminated. But the Games put this East London district well and truly on the map. Modern residential developments (with a plethora of amenities) have been multiplying here ever since. Where are the best places to live in Stratford? Discover where to buy or rent in Stratford in our area guide.

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Best places to live in Stratford

HomeViews Top Rated Development ranking takes into account the Star Rating and HomeViews Transparency Rating of every development in the area

Stratford Olympic park

Stratford’s residential transformation

Here East, the former Olympics’ Press and Broadcast hub, is now a thriving digital and creative business park, attracting big names like BT Sport and dance choreographer, Wayne McGregor. Meanwhile, the Athletes’ Village has been transformed into East Village, a mixed-use development of some 3,000 new-build homes and a brilliant range of independent restaurants, bars and cafes, all set among acres of greenery. According to HomeViews’ reviewers, this is one of the best places to live in Stratford.

Spacious and lovely! Great place to live if you’re young and working in London. The resident team are brilliant and very attentive to any problems you might have. Commute is fantastic, you can get a direct train to kings cross in 7 minutes. The coffee shops below are perfect for brunch!” – Zeynep, verified resident at East Village

East Village is neighboured by the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which blankets a large chunk of the area, and offers nature trails, waterways and sports facilities. Here you’ll find London Stadium, London Aquatics Centre and the ArcelorMittal Orbit – the UK’s largest sculpture and the world’s longest tunnel slide.

Street in Stratford

Developments to buy or to rent in Stratford

Where are the best places to live in Stratford? Commuters should pay attention to Unex Tower, a Telford Homes development just footsteps from Stratford International and Stratford Underground. Telford Homes is actually the name behind many of Stratford’s residential developments. Stratford Central, like its name suggests, has bagged a prime setting in the heart of E15. Glittering high-rises Stratford Plaza and Stratosphere sold out in record time. And Icona Point, a trio of buildings erected with the help of architect, Stockwool, gives the Stratford skyline a pop of colour courtesy of its neon-hued balconies.

The development is great. There is a 24 hour concierge who are always on hand to help and the staff are very friendly. There is also a nice on site gym for tenants. I really enjoy living here.” – R, resident at Unex Tower

If you’re after a waterfront location, the apartments at Weston Homes’ River Heights make for a good choice. In addition, another popular new-build property is Stratford Halo, a 42-storey Notting Hill Genesis development nicknamed, ‘The Sidemen Tower.’ This was because members of YouTube sensation, The Sidemen, moved in a few years back. If you’re looking to rent in Stratford Halo – have a look at Folio London at Stratford Halo, 

“I like the apartment – it’s a new build and spacious, well designed, and good quality. There is good security on the building and a concierge service 24/7 which is great.” – Anonymous, resident of Folio London at Stratford Halo.

 

View from a high rise flat in Stratford

Stratford hotspots

Westfield Stratford City actually opened the year before the Olympics, contrary to the belief of many. Packed with well-known names, this is East London’s most popular destination for fashion and food. There’s a Vue cinema and a bowling alley here, too.

Hip Hackney Wick is at the tip of Stratford’s north-eastern pocket, sandwiched between Bow, Mile End and Homerton. This urban neighbourhood brags a good variety of quirky riverside pubs and cafés, brimming with originality and something of a breath of fresh air compared to Stratford’s heavily regenerated majority. It’s especially lively in the summer months, and getting a water-facing table can be something of a challenge.

Transport links

“Transport links are unrivalled you can get ‘anywhere’ in 30 mins.”

Finally, a word on transport. Stratford is one of the best-connected places in London. The station has tubes running on the Central and Jubilee lines to the West End, DLR links to Canary Wharf, and Overground services to Highbury & Islington. Similarly Stratford International, offers super-fast connections to St Pancras International – we’re talking less than eight minutes.

You can read reviews of Stratford developments by clicking on the properties in the list below. Do you live in a Stratford development? Click here to write a review. 

Reviews in Stratford

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180 Stratford High Street

Review Date Jan 2021

Great transport links and shopping options nearby.

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The building is nicely designed, there are two elevators available and there is a spacious feel throughout which is nice. Safety is great with lots of cameras and fob-only doors. The concierge service is great, they help you with packages etc. All things considered I think 180 is a perfect choice for any Londoner.

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Lack of fibre Internet connection.

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We really need fibre internet connection to be made available.

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Legacy Wharf review by me

Review Date Jan 2021

I think the area is beautiful and the overall look of the building is excellent.Close to shops and a really tight community.

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The building is spectacular and a lot of thought has obviously gone into this building.the building management is great,always clean and smells great too haha.Last of all the facilities is absolutely great , best facilities I’ve ever seen in my entire life.

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I would recommend buying chairs to sit on the balcony as it’s absolutely beautiful!

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Best feature is the view in my personal opinion, i cant stop looking out of it!

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Great Experience.

Review Date Jan 2021

I like the people and shops all around us, lots of coffee shops if you’re like me and love coffee you’ll love living in this area!

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Greatly designed apartments, lots of facilities around such as transport links, lots of amazing local shops that really help out the community by providing lots of quality products for us! The building management I would say is average and the property management is average too!

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A better view from my apartment, the shops around and the transport links, make sure you check before you move in an area!

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

A little more kitchen space as it can get a little too crowded with lots of gorceries.

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Horrendous property managers!!!

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Review Date Dec 2020

Beautiful location and modern apartments , but completely useless and incompetent property managers.

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The development is very modern and beautiful, but unfortunately the management team is nothing to write home about . You have to constantly chase them to get their job done! My property managers are constantly telling lies just to avoid doing their job ! Shame!!

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If I had known that the property managers are consistently USELESS, I would have had a second thought . Nice place, but completely dreadful property managers who are outrightly lazy snd pathological liars !!! They are never happy to help .

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