Stratford is home to the amazing Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. If you’re visiting Stratford it really is not to be missed. The park is home to the mind-bending ArcelorMittal Orbit which was designed by Sir Anish Kapoor and is the UK’s tallest sculpture. You should definitely take a trip to the top where you can take in the fantastic views of the park and the whole of London.
If you’re sports fan then the park is the perfect place for you. You can visits lots of the Olympic sports venues and even have a go yourself. Why not swim in the London Aquatics Centre where British medals were one and lost or take a spin around the Lee Valley VeloPark.
Stratford is a great place for shopaholics as it has the largest urban shopping mall in Europe, Westfield Stratford City. The centre has over 250 shops so you really can shop till you drop. The centre also has over 80 places to eat and drink so you grab a quick snack whilst you’re shopping.
You can even extend your trip into the evening and visit the centre’s cinema and with its 17 screens, you’ll be sure to find something to suit your tastes.
The Emirates Air Line
One of the most exciting ways to travel through London is on the Emirates Air Line which is a cable car that runs for one kilometre over London. The ten-minute journey offers a truly unique view of London taking in Canary Wharf, The O2 and much more.
Theatre Royal Stratford East
The Theatre Royal offers the exciting opportunity to explore the history of London whilst watching some modern theatre. The theatre was built in 1884 and the Grade II listed building has a unique red exterior that makes it feel all the more special. The theatre hosts a wide range of productions and prides itself of giving opportunities to up-and-coming local talent.
The theatre also has its own restaurant and bar. The restaurant serves freshly prepared meals specialising in Caribbean food. The Jerk Chicken is one of their best dishes and is one you really should try.