Discover East

Stay at The Stratford and discover east London and the east of England.

With local activities on our doorstop and day trips from the City to the sea straight from Stratford International Station, the chance of discovery is right at your fingertips while you stay with us.

Travel near and far, the choice is yours, have a look at what we can book for you while you stay at The Stratford.

Day 1 - Local Explore

  • Slide down the ArcelorMittal Orbit, the world’s longest tunnel slide

  • Stop at The Last Drop, the perfect place for a coffee or a bite to eat after the #RideTheSlide experience, on your way to the London Stadium, after a workout in the London Aquatics Centre or on a run through the park

  • Take an East London Waterways Boat Tour from the Aquatics Centre, and enhance your knowledge with this guided river tour

  • Explore the City and follow The Line walking tour which is London’s first dedicated public art walk, running between the Olympic Park and the O2

  • Visit ZAPspace Trampoline Park with or without the kids for a spot of trampolining, dodgeball and soft play

Day 2 - London Town

  • Take the Central Line tube for 20 mins to Oxford Circus

  • Stroll down Carnaby Street to take in the sights and visit the shops

  • Visit the iconic Liberty London for luxury shopping

  • Discover The Photographers Gallery

  • Experience afternoon tea at Sketch and check out their famous bathrooms too

  • Visit London’s Ain’t Nothing But The Blues Bar with live music every night

Day 3 - Castles, Cafes and Cathedrals

  • Catch to the train from Stratford International for the 45 min journey to Rochester

  • Explore the magnificent Rochester Castle

  • Spot the crooked buildings

  • Enjoy English cream tea at Tiny Tim’s Tea Room

  • Visit Rochester Cathedral

Day 4 - On Yer Bike

  • Head to the Olympic Velodrome and jump on a bike to have the full Olympic experience

  • Take a stroll, bike or scooter ride down by the canal and Hackney Marshes

  • Stop for lunch at Barge East or Crate Brewery for pizza

  • Feeling energetic? Try rock climbing in Hackney Boulder Project

  • Enjoy a slow cycle back to the Olympic Park to end the day


Day 5 - Ice Cream, Sea and Fish n Chips

  • Catch the train from Stratford International to Margate

  • Visit the Turner Contemporary Gallery

  • Grab an ice cream on Main Sands Beach

  • Stop by The Shell Grotto

  • Head to Beach Bouys for the best fish and chips