Book a free consultation
our service is 100% free for tenants
Stratford is a district in East London, close to Charing Cross and a number of useful facilities. In addition to being one of the major centres that is identified in the London Plan, it is also known as one of the focal points of the 2012 London Olympics. As a result of this, the area has recently undergone substantial regeneration; this has created the potential for excellent commercial growth as well as a new vision for the leisure and tourism industries. Stratford is home to one of the largest shopping centres in Europe, along with a number of impressive serviced office spaces. The area is also part of the Thames Gateway and is looking forward to ongoing regeneration that will benefit businesses and visitors alike.
Setting up your business here
Following the Olympic Games in 2012, Stratford has benefited from an energetic, young and increasingly skilled workforce with excellent networking opportunities. By 2025 it is estimated that over £20 billion will be invested in Stratford and the surrounding areas, creating over 100,000 new jobs. Some of the industries that already exist in the area include management consultants, such as Plan B and Neapolis Holding Ltd. The transport links in and around Stratford and are exceptional. It is linked to the Central and Jubilee tube lines as well as being close to Stratford International station - part of the High Speed 1 route, linking the area to the Channel Tunnel. The DLR line is also able to connect visitors and workers to London City Airport within minutes. If you need to travel around the local area, there are a number of bus routes available, and those who drive have access to a number of secure car parks.
Things to do in Stratford
There are a number of excellent eateries and entertainment venues in and around Stratford which will suit every taste. So whether you are entertaining clients or letting your hair down after work, you are sure to find something suitable. If you are heading out for lunch, Restaurant 2012 overlooks the Olympic Park, and is an excellent place to enjoy a mix of international cuisine whilst discussing your business proposal. For something more formal, Searcys Champagne Bar combines modern cuisine with a stylish atmosphere. The trendy Sky Bar serves an excellent selection of cocktails. For something a little different, King Edward VII on Broadway hosts alternative events, such as wine tasting. If you are looking for a cultural experience then Stratford Circus and Theatre Royal Stratford East are excellent venues and offer a variety of shows.