Not so long ago, Stratford was considered one of the less desirable areas of the capital. However, the London Olympics in 2012 triggered a wave of investment and improvements that have completely regenerated the area and turned this once overlooked part of London into a thriving, vibrant hub.
In the last 15 years, the value of properties here has increased by an impressive 71%, and with a regular influx of new amenities to meet the demand from families and young professionals taking advantage of the East End’s many benefits, there has seemingly never been a better time to relocate to Stratford.
Located just 7 miles to the north east of central London, Stratford has been the centre of a huge home-building trend.
So what does living in Stratford London offer its residents?
…excellent transport links
Stratford is one of London’s best-connected neighbourhoods - it only takes seven minutes to get from Stratford International Station to St Pancras on the high speed line. And a mere 14 minutes to reach City Airport.
Going elsewhere? Stratford Station gives you the choice of the Jubilee Line, the Central Line and the Docklands Light Railway, while the Overground offers trains to Highbury and Islington. It’s also easy to get to Liverpool Street and, when Crossrail opens, the Elizabeth Line will also stop at Stratford. If you’re commuting into central London, you’re in Zone 2.
Prefer the bus? Best options to get to the city are the D8 to Crossharbour via Canary Wharf and the number 25 to City Thameslink via Aldgate and Bank.
…fantastic new homes
Chobham Farm is a scheme of 1,000 new homes in Leyton Road. North of Westfield and east of East Village, with New Stratford Works forming part of the second phase of properties. New Stratford Works, has 154 homes in two blocks, with the last 2 one-bedroom apartments at £457,500 (available with Help to Buy London) and the final 2 three-bedroom flats from £691,500.
The area is perfect for people looking to move here. Importantly, the infrastructure to support their arrival is already in place. Many of the schools in the area, have already achieved a “Good” or “Outstanding” rating from Ofsted, the education watchdog, which is clearly a benefit for families living in Stratford London.
…and places to work, rest and play!
Living in Stratford London offers you the best of the city right on your doorstep - the local area is teeming with an eclectic mix of London’s culture, including entertainment, workplaces, homes and sport.
Stretch your legs exploring the 560 acres of parkland at nearby Queen Elizabeth Park, or relax in some of the best cafés, bars and restaurants available in the local area. The most recent addition is The Allegra – a fine dining restaurant, bar and terrace located at The Stratford and open now for walk-ins and bookings.
Visit the home of West Ham and take in one of the tours to find out more about the stadium’s history. Take a cruise on one of the waterways and admire the scenery as you sail past. Get on your bike and try one of the local cycle routes or get your workout at one of the local gyms.
By 2023, the area will have become home to the East Campus of University College London, BBC Music studios, Sadler’s Wells Theatre and the V&A East.
Living in Stratford London really does offer the best of London to all of its residents. Why not give it a go?