Living in Stratford area information and guide

Stratford area overview

Stratford in east London has been at the heart of London's most substantial regeneration project of the last decade. As part of the Olympic zone it has been transformed in the last 15 or so years. From being an area in decline it's now full of shiny new build properties, great transport links, a massive shopping mall (Westfield) and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

As with most regeneration, its hard to know whether this has benefitted local residents or just made it inevitable that they'll soon be priced out. Either way the area has now become a popular destination for younger people working in financial services because if its close proximity to Canary Wharf and the City. There is a strong student community in Startford too. The University of East London (UEL) has a major campus in Stratford, whose main building, University House, is a lovely historic listed building dating from the nineteenth century.

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Key statistics for
Stratford E15

Rentonomy Ratings1
Shopping & Leisure:
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People Profile1
Largest Age Group:
Largest non-UK nationalities:
Re Housed Migrants
< 20 years old
Bangladesh, Nigeria, India
Rentonomy ratings are based on actual data

What areas are there in Stratford?

Stratford contains the following neighbourhoods defined by Rentonomy:

  • Stratford New Town (E15 1)
  • The Olympic Site (E15 2)
  • West Ham Tube (E15 3)
  • Stratford Centre (E15 4)
Note: most expensive / cheapest postcodes based on weekly rental values for a 2 bed property

Transport in Stratford

Stations Lines Nearest Central Terminus1
West Ham
Tower Hill (16 min)
West Ham
H'smith & City
Bond Street (25 min)
Pudding Mill Lane
Bank (17 min)
Liverpool Street (8 min)
Bond Street (28 min)
Bromley by Bow
H'smith & City
Baker Street (30 min)
H'smith & City
Baker Street (34 min)
Bow Church Station
Bank (15 min)
Stratford International
King's Cross St Pancras (7 min)
Devons Road Station
Bank (14 min)
1Central Terminus represents one of the six most common destination stations in Central London through which all London Underground lines pass. No termini are shown for Overground Stations as mostly these don't have stops within the West End

Information on the people

Largest Age Group: < 20 years old
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 69
60 - 74
Largest Non-UK Nationality: Bangladesh


13% of non-UK born population


11% of non-UK born population


9% of non-UK born population

Type: Re Housed Migrants

This part of London is dominated by people from diverse ethnic backgrounds surviving in low standard small flats mostly rented from the council.

Source: Experian

Places in the local area

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