There are heaps of hidden gems to see and experience in Stratford London, here are some of our favourite things to do nearby that you aren’t likely to find in a tourist guide…
Get close to nature at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford London
Less than a mile away from The Westbridge Hotel Stratford you’ll find a wilderness waiting. It may be hard to believe that 111 acres of open space is just around the corner, teeming with flora and fauna, but the park offers just that! Space is a mix of meadows, wetlands manicured lawns, and terraces designed by world-class architects. There is plenty of space for a picnic, and you’ll find play areas that the kids will love too.
Discover the heart of the community at The View Tube
Vibrant and totally local the View Tube Stratford is a hub of community-minded activities, with its sights set on big ideas. At the moment you can take in the views from its self-service Moka café, and hire bikes for a leisurely jaunt in the park. Soon there will be artist’s studios at The View Tube where makers and the public can meet and get creative. The View Tube is also less than a mile away and you can’t miss it, it is made from shipping containers painted bright green!
Dine by the River at Hackney Wick
Just 2 miles from The Westbridge Hotel you’ll find yourself in Hackney Wick, known for its contemporary arts, culture and its distinctive hipster vibe! Number 90 is a unique canal-side bar and restaurant, with renowned art and music scene. Here you can enjoy delicious cocktails, craft beers, locally sourced food whilst watching comedy, world film, theatrical acts, bands and musicians.
Take a street art tour to Fish Island
The walk from Lea Navigation waterway to Fish Island is not only a wonderful way to take in nature on our doorstep, but also a fabulous way to experience the latest work from local and international street artists along the way. The journey will also open your eyes to the history of the local area. Expect to pass streets named after the fish that were traded here, and industrial buildings that helped shape this part of London dating back as far as the 11th century.