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9 things to do around Stratford One

By UALHalls 06 Oct 2023

Everything you need to know about the area around UAL’s new Hall! 🙌🏼

Stratford One is one of UAL’s brand-new halls of residence and here are the top spots in the area around you. Whether you are a local or an international student, here are Shruti's top recommendations in the area.

🎓 LCF East Bank

The new campus on the east bank is only a 13-minute walk away and has spectacular panoramic views of the Olympic Park.

It is also lined with food trucks for a quick lunch along the way.

🚌 Essentials

Stratford is very well connected. You’ve got the Stratford International Station, which is just a 2-minute walk away, and the Stratford City bus stand is also close by.

The tube station is 13 minutes away, you can walk through Westfield Mall for a more scenic route! 😉

The Stratford Post office is less than a 20-minute walk from the accommodation.

The nearest GP is Liberty Bridge Road Practice. Make sure you are registered with a GP once you move in.

🏊‍♀️ Stratford exclusive

Dip into the Olympic swimming pool at the London Aquatic Center which is only an 8-minute walk away, catch some breathtaking views from the ArcelorMittal Orbit, or watch a football match at the West Ham stadium.

🛍️ Shop until you drop

Westfield Mall is only a 2-minute walk from Stratford One and has something for everyone.

Make sure you ask for student discounts as most of the places offer good student discounts.

🍿 Grab your popcorn

For all the movie buffs, you can catch the latest movies at Vue in Westfield Mall and at the Stratford Picturehouse.

🍔 Restaurants, cafés, and pubs

The area around Westfield Mall is lined with various restaurants like Café Concerto, Shake Shack and more.

You are also riddled with options for coffee with places like Cafe Nero, Costa, Starbucks, Greggs and more.

The east village near Stratford One also boasts a wide collection of eateries like Signorellie, Tina We Salute You, and La Gelatiera for some great gelato.

💰 Budget spends

When you want to cut down on groceries or stock up on essentials for the month, head to Stratford Center which is a 14-minute walk away from the accommodation. You will find Sainsbury’s (don’t forget to use your Nectar card), Lidl, Poundland, and for some amazing Asian food try Loon Fung.  

You can also find a bunch of fresh fruits and veggies sold within the complex for £1 a basket.

🏋️‍♀️ Workouts 

Stratford One has a cosy gym that is open 24 hours and is free.

However, if you do need a gym subscription check out Better Gym and Anytime Fitness in the East Village.

For yoga options try More Yoga, Prana Space and Blithe Yoga.

🌳 The scenic route

When you want to get away from the bustle of Stratford, try the Wetlands Walk - a scenic park with various benches overlooking mini ponds filled with ducks and various other birds.

Stratford is also home to the London Blossom Garden close to the Olympic Park.

Overall, the locality has something for everyone. We hope you enjoy your stay at Stratford One. ✨

If you are thinking about applying to Stratford One, or any of our halls and would like more information about the local areas, please contact our team.

You can call us on +44 (0)20 7514 6240 or email us at