Home to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Westfield Stratford City, Stratford has enjoyed a dramatic facelift since it hosted the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Stratford is now a bustling hub for shoppers and tourists, who can explore Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Westfield Stratford City shopping centre and restaurants serving up food from across the globe. If you stay here, you can also take advantage of quick transport links to the city centre by Tube, train or bus.

Insider's guide to Stratford

ArcelorMittal Orbit slide in Stratford
Blogger Antonia Windsor

10 reasons to visit Stratford

East London blogger Antonia Windsor reveals the quickest way to get under the skin of Stratford.

Just nine minutes on a Central line Tube from Central London, Stratford boasts the largest shopping mall in Europe, Britain’s tallest sculpture and a world-class swimming pool with a wave-shaped roof.

Read Antonia's area guide to Stratford to discover her favourite neighbourhood haunt