No part of London has gone through more changes than Stratford the shopping and transport hub of Newham.
On the ancient road from London to Colchester the area takes its’ name from the ancient abbey on the River Lea. With the coming of the railways in the 1840’s industry grew up around the old town and by the end of the 19th century Stratford had become an important trading shopping and political centre with some of Newham’s best Victorian and Edwardian buildings. Its history and struggles and the effect of bringing the Olympics to the area with stunning new architecture and the Queen Elizabeth Park will all be taken in on this walk.
From E15 TO E20 Stratford and the Olympic Park
Start time and date: 2-00pm on Tuesday 25th October
Meeting Point: Outside Stratford Station by the Robert Engine.
Cost: £10 per head (pay on arrival)
Finish point: Pudding Lane DLR Station