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.

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.

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.

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. 

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Easy village Stratford

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Review Date Sep 2020

Area and flats are amazing, customer service can be very slow, however Clare Oki and Zareena Aziz have been amazing – reach out to them for new flat and help. Thank you

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Area and flats are amazing, customer service can be very slow, however Clare Oki and Zareena Aziz have been amazing – reach out to them for new flat and help. The customer service is good when you need things fixing and maybe due to Covid for other issues, however is has got better lately.

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They are good at letting you know everything before hand

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Quite slow and getting back – customer service – getting better though

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Thank you for taking the time to review East Village by Get Living. I am delighted that you are enjoying your home and really appreciate you mentioning Claire and Zareena, I will certainly make sure they see this feedback.
I am disappointed that you have found our service levels slow, we are working really hard to improve this so we appreciate the feedback. I am confident that you will see a difference as we are really committed to improving this.

If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact us or pop into the GetLiving Welcome Office for a chat.

Extremely Disappointed with the disinterested approach of the maintenance team.

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Review Date Sep 2020

The maintenance team attitude is more of getting the job off their shoulders.. No concern for the inconvenience caused to residents.. the issue is sidelined all day till end of day and then they simply pile it on till the next day and the then the next.
No follow backs either. The resident can go crazy for calling with their issue. Having lived here for 6 years I have seen the maintenance services go from excellent to unacceptable. Extremely disappointed.

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The design and locality is good and that’s what is the highlight of the property but the management team needs to constantly be chased on for appointment on repair jobs to be carried out. The feeling you get is they’re doing you a favour and of an appliance isn’t working too bad.. it’s your problem. Even if the same appliance keeps breaking down again and again.

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Rat infestation is a problem here too.

What is the best feature of your home:

The proximity to the Olympic park, mall and DLR Station.

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Thank you for taking the time to review East Village by Get Living. I am also disappointed with the service you have received. We pride ourselves with our speed of response, albeit earlier on in the year we did have some delays due to the current circumstances.

Please do contact me at the GetLiving office and I can look at your situation personally and understand where our service levels fell down. We are always looking at ways to improve the experience of our residents so your feedback is really important to us.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Would recommend to anyone looking for cheap but high quality rental

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Review Date Sep 2020

The park can get loud sometimes but it can usually resolve by the management team on site.

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GetLiving is one of the best rental company I’ve worked with. Last year I wasn’t able to find any place that I am happy with and I needed to move out within a week. Getliving found me a place and move me in within a week’s time. I am still amazed as to how beautiful the park is everyday when I get out my apartment. The giant parks around East village is really a plus especially during quarantine. In general a great place to live, well managed and great team in GetLiving.

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I would say view as many as you wanted to. East village is so big with so many different types of apartment. You will find a layout that fits you the best.

What is the best feature of your home:

All furnished with modern design, all new appliances and aesthetically pleasing layout of the apartment.

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Hi there,

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review, I sometimes go for a jog around the park, it really is a great space and I know our residents have felt the benefit of having so much outside space through lockdown. I wish you a long and happy residency with us,

Jackie

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Review Date Sep 2020

Tesco, 10 mins from Tube/ DLR and westfield

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Great building and property management. Any issues we had with the flat was taken care off in a timely manner. Mark has been very helpful though-out my stay. not to mention.. the view was absolutely brilliant.

The only downside would be the flat does get hot during the summer, but that’s normal i believe with new builds. However, this meant we never had to turn the heater on during the winter.

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Tesco under the flat is more useful than i thought. very convenient

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very good communication issues solved in short amount of time.

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