THE STRATFORD HAPPENINGS

An East London destination with

a unique social spirit

Overlooking Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the building’s unique architectural composition is propelled by a vision of social potency. Our curated events calendar brings lifestyle, fashion, wellness, art, culture and entertainment to Stratford, east London.

The Decade Ahead: The Future of Fashion

February 18 To February 18, 2020

RSVPTuesday 18 February | Opens 6:30PM, Panel Talk 7:15PM The Decade Ahead: The Future of Fashion. A panel talk with Frances Corner, Jane Kellock & Jane Shepherdson The Stratford is thrilled to announce an impressive line-up of panel speakers for a talk during London Fashion Week, February 2020. Frances Corner, Warden of Goldsmiths, Jane Kellock,…

THE SOUL SERIES – The Legend of Love with Tess Ward & Poppy Jamie

February 26 To February 26, 2020

Book NowWednesday 26 February | 7PM – 9PM This February The Stratford and The London Essence Company present the very first in a four part series of inspirational talks and panels focused on wellbeing and the future of health in this new decade. This February is all about LOVE. Hosted and curated by chef, writer…

Cocktail Masterclass Agave Experience – The History and Knowledge of the world of Agave

February 29 To February 29, 2020

11AM - 1PM Enrico will delve into the history of spirits as he guides guests through the world of Agave. You will be taught tricks of the trade before being let loose behind the bar to create your own inspired concoctions.

AN EVENING WITH BOB HARRIS OBE & PERFORMANCE FROM LAUREN HOUSLEY

March 4 To March 4, 2020

Book NowThe Stratford is thrilled to announce a talk and Q&A with BBC Radio Legend, Bob Harris OBE. Bob will be hosting an intimate evening in The Mezzanine before he hosts Country 2 Country, Europe’s biggest country music festival at the O2 a couple weeks later. “Whispering” Bob Harris OBE has been at the very heart…

THE SOUL SERIES – Women in a Word with Tess Ward, Gizzi Erskine, & Jasmine H

March 11 To March 11, 2020

Book NowWednesday 11 March | 7PM – 9PM The Stratford and The London Essence Company present the second episode in a four part series of inspirational talks and panels focused on wellbeing and the future of health in this new decade. This March is all about Women, celebrating International Women's Day with a panel talk.…

Stratford Quiz

March 19 To March 19, 2020

RSVPThursday 19 March | 7PM - 9PM The Stratford has teamed up with The Big Fat Quiz Company for a monthly Quiz Night in The Mezzanine. We don't think quiz nights should be a snoozefest. That's why we have teamed up with The Big Fat Quiz Company who put fun first with games, challenges, creative rounds and lots of prizes – from a round of…

THE SOUL SERIES – Spiritual Tech with Tess Ward & Amber Atherton by The Stratford Follow

April 29 To April 29, 2020

Book NowWednesday 29 April | 7PM – 9PM The Stratford and The London Essence Company present the third episode in a four part series of inspirational talks and panels focused on wellbeing and the future of health in this new decade. This April is all about spirituality and technology. Hosted and curated by chef, writer…

THE SOUL SERIES – Modern Meditation & Mindfulness: Tess Ward & Renee Stewart

May 20 To May 20, 2020

Wednesday 20 May | 7PM – 9PM The Stratford and The London Essence Company present the fourth instalment from a series of inspirational talks and panels focused on wellbeing and the future of health in this new decade. This May is all about meditation, mindfulness and the exploration of self. Hosted and curated by chef,…

Number 90 Bar & Kitchen

September 1 To September 1, 2119

This spacious canal-side bar and restaurant is something of an institution. From its hand-crafted wooden décor and highly regarded menu to its imaginative cocktail list and perpetually packed terrace, it’s not hard to see why

The Yard Theatre

September 1 To September 1, 2119

The Yard is a fringe theatre and music venue constructed entirely out of salvaged materials in a converted warehouse. The 110-seat venue is an award-winning, profit-sharing, highly regarded local gem that turns traditional theatre on its head

Stour Space

September 1 To September 1, 2119

This independent exhibition, event, performance and studio space in neighbouring Hackney Wick epitomises the area’s inclusive arts scene. The café & bar, complete with canal-side terrace, reinvests all its profits into running the venue – making that speciality grade coffee taste even better.

The Elephants Head

September 1 To September 1, 2119

Dating back to the 1890s, The Elephant’s Head has been restored to its former glory. Pull back the thick velvet curtain to discover an authentic Victorian tavern that joins the dots between the modern gastropub and the old-school East End.

ArcelorMittal Orbit

September 1 To September 1, 2119

Designed by Anish Kapoor for the 2012 London Olympic Games, the ArcelorMittal Orbit is the UK’s tallest sculpture and world’s longest tunnel slide. Nestled between the Aquatics Centre and London Stadium, the striking structure contains enough steel to make 265 London buses.

Chisenhale Art Gallery

September 1 To September 1, 2119

A hidden gem in the heart of the East End, Chisenhale Art Space is one of London’s most innovative forums for contemporary art and performance. Founded by an art collective in the early 80s, the former factory has a rich heritage of unearthing new talent and is home to a gallery, production agency, research centre and 40 artist studios.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

September 1 To September 1, 2119

Larger than Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens combined, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is an enormous cultural sweet spot in the heart of the city. 560 acres of parkland, waterways, wildlife and cycle trails play host to contemporary architecture, technology, sport and retail facilities.

The London Stadium

September 1 To September 1, 2119

Surround by Stratford’s canals, The London Stadium is a marvel of modern venue design. The former home of the London Olympics now plays host to everything from Premiership football and the Rugby World Cup to The Rolling Stones, Beyoncé and even the UK’s largest urban beach.

The Aquatics Centre

September 1 To September 1, 2119

The 2,800-capacity arena is an architectural icon of the London 2012 Olympics. Designed by Zaha Hadid, the Aquatics Centre comprises two 50-metre swimming pools, a 25-metre diving pool and state-of-the-art gym.

The Velodrome – The Lee Valley VeloPark

September 1 To September 1, 2119

The scene of Team GB’s record medal haul in 2012, the award-winning 6,000 capacity stadium already has a rich history. Boasting the fastest track in the world, the velodrome is part of the Lee Valley VeloPark – a sprawling sports centre that caters to complete amateurs, world champions and everything in between.

The Copper Box Arena

September 1 To September 1, 2119

Right in the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is one of London’s most flexible indoor venues. If the Olympic-level gym and fitness facilities aren’t your thing, chances are one of the netball, badminton or gymnastics events might be. Failing that, there’s always the endless exhibitions, conferences, award shows and parties to choose from.