Out and about
Free to visit every day of the week, the Olympic Park is now home to the London Stadium, the London Aquatics Centre, the Copper Box Arena, the Lee Valley VeloPark plus the Hockey and Tennis Centre. There’s also the iconic ArcelorMittal Orbit, the world’s longest and fastest tunnel slide. Whether you love sports, scenery or relaxation, you’ll always find plenty to see and do.
If you love to shop till you drop, then Westfield is a paradise on your doorstep. With some 350 stores and restaurants and enough floorspace to cover 30 football pitches, it is one of the largest covered shopping centres London has to offer. It’s also a major destination for lovers of luxury brands, with outlets to suit all styles and looks.
The amount of private investment in the area has been staggering, and includes hundreds of millions being spent on projects that include Westfield, new residential and commercial districts, hotels, offices and university campuses. The money looks set to keep coming - with estimates predicting that a minimum of £22 billion will have been invested in Stratford by 2025.Read more
With the rapid growth of private and public investment, thousands of new jobs have been created in Stratford. From top professional careers to a whole host of different industry jobs, Stratford is leading the way as a powerhouse for business innovation. At least 42,000 jobs will have been created as a result of the Olympic legacy, with some estimates predicting that there will be 100,000 new roles by 2025.