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24 Hours in Stratford

The Vibrant Heart of East London

24 Hours in Stratford

Looking for the best things to do in Stratford, London? Whether you’re travelling for business or leisure, you’ve found the right place. This vibrant and eclectic neighbourhood is located in the heart of East London, right next to East Village, Olympic Park, Hackney Wick, West Ham and Forest Gate. While Stratford is probably best known for hosting the 2012 Olympics, there's much more to discover beyond its sporting legacy. It’s one of London’s fastest-growing neighbourhoods and has become a bustling hub of activity. We’ve covered it all in this guide: fantastic eateries and restaurants, the ultimate shopping, lush green spaces, and other fun things. So, buckle up and get ready - here’s how to spend 24 hours in Stratford, like a local.

Fuel Up With Breakfast

Kick off your day with a hearty brunch at one of Stratford's cosy cafes or trendy brunch spots. For a taste of East London's hipster scene, head to The Breakfast Club, where you can savour their famous pancakes or mouthwatering breakfast burritos. If you prefer a more laid-back ambience, try Tina, We Salute You, a quirky cafe known for its delicious brunch options and artisanal coffee.

Explore Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

After breakfast, head to the renowned Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This sprawling green space, spanning 560 acres, offers a variety of fun activities for all ages. You can rent a bike from one of the many bike stations and cycle along the scenic paths, taking in the beautiful parklands, waterways, and iconic Olympic venues.

Alternatively, you can stroll through the park's landscaped gardens, discover beautiful wildflower meadows, or even take a boat ride on the park's peaceful waterways. For an adrenaline rush, try your hand at the ArcelorMittal Orbit, an iconic sculpture-turned-slide that provides stunning panoramic views of London. Close to Stratford, you can also enjoy Victoria Park and Hackney Marshes for more canal and nature walks. 

Retail Therapy at Westfield Stratford City

Get ready for a shopping extravaganza at Westfield Stratford City. Situated in the heart of East London, this place is a shopaholic's dream come true. Imagine strolling through over 250 stores, from big-name brands to charming boutiques and even high-end fashion outlets. There's definitely something for everyone.

But Westfield Stratford City isn't just about shopping. When your feet need a break, head to the food court and treat yourself to international cuisine that'll make your taste buds dance. If you're up for some fun, they've got bowling alleys and a top-notch cinema to keep you entertained.

Check out London’s First Zero Waste Restaurant

Nestled in the lively neighbourhood of Hackney Wick next to Stratford, you'll find Silo – a true gem among London's dining experiences. Silo proudly stands as one of the city's pioneering zero-waste restaurants, where sustainability meets culinary excellence. From the furniture to the plates, everything here is crafted from recycled materials. Silo has teamed up with the renowned Crate Brewery, conveniently located beneath the restaurant (definitely worth a visit for a refreshing pint!). Still, we can't help but agree that Silo adds an extra dose of cool to the mix.

When you dine at Silo, you're in for a treat. You have the choice of a delightful 5-course tasting menu or their ever-evolving selection of innovative dishes. Picture this: pink fir potatoes infused with caramelised whey and drizzled in kale treacle; tantalizing cuttlefish paired with zesty white kimchi; or a mouthwatering dish of dairy cow, lovingly cooked over an open fire and served with the rich flavours of celeriac and aged buttermilk. Yum doesn't even begin to describe it!

Stargazing at Roof East

End your day on a magical note by heading to Roof East, a rooftop bar and open-air cinema. Perched atop a multi-story car park, Roof East offers a unique blend of urban charm and leisure. With stunning panoramic views of London's skyline as your backdrop, you can enjoy an array of exciting activities, from rooftop cinema screenings to mini-golf and yoga sessions.

It's not just a place; it's an experience that captures the spirit of this dynamic neighbourhood. Don't forget to explore their creative cocktail menu, making it the perfect spot to conclude your day high above the bustling streets of Stratford while watching the sunset.

Urban Rest in Stratford, London

Looking for accommodations in Stratford? Discover Urban Rest Stratford, where you can choose from a range of premium one and two-bedroom apartments. The property offers an array of hotel-style facilities designed to elevate your lifestyle and provide convenience at every turn. This includes an extensive gym with yoga and spin studios, an indoor pool, a spa with sauna, jacuzzi and steam room, a 24-hour concierge, a residents' lounge, a co-working space, private dining, a screening room, a rooftop garden and more.

At Urban Rest Stratford, you'll experience more style than traditional serviced apartments, more space than typical hotels, and greater flexibility than short-term rentals. Stay for a night, a week, a month or a year, the choice is entirely yours.

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