Our Agency is based in Stratford, East London, in the Borough of Newham. Newham offers enormous potential as a place to live, work and stay. It is a thriving area which is undergoing a remarkable transformation – rapidly emerging as a centre of commerce and culture.
Situated just three miles from the City, Newham takes in much of London’s revitalised docklands, including London City Airport, the ExCeL international exhibition centre and luxury homes overlooking the Thames.
Newham was the host borough of the London 2012 Games where numerous events took place all over the area from the Olympic Park in Stratford in the north west of Newham and at ExCeL centre in the south west of the borough next to the Royal Docks. This has left a lasting legacy in the borough with the majority of facilities being redesigned to be reopened for use by the general public including a new
60,000 seated Stadium in Stratford, which West Ham football will be the new anchor tenant’s, a new Olympic sized swimming pool, a new mountain bike track and road bike track and in place of where the Eton Manor and Copper box stood, transformation in to a mix of sporting facilities to include, a tennis centre with four indoor and six outdoor court, a hockey centre with two competition pitches and five a side football pitches, this all so close to Westfield Stratford City, Europe’s largest urban shopping centre.
It’s not just the shining new buildings and facilities that make the borough a happening place. Newham has the youngest and most diverse population in the UK. Over 40 per cent of the 254,000 people in Newham are under 25 years old and more than 100 languages are spoken locally – from Albanian to Zhuang. All of which makes for an exciting area rich in culture, flavour and atmosphere where local people take great pride in being part of a global village. The borough’s youthful vigour and creativity has fused with the traditional East End values of warmth, friendliness, community spirit and good humour to make Newham a welcoming place with a unique character.
Newham is a great place to rent or buy a house with better prices than comparable parts of London. It’s also a great place to stay when visiting the capital. It’s much cheaper than staying in the centre of London and yet it’s only 20 minutes from most of the top attractions.
As well as being an excellent base for exploring central London, there is also plenty to see and do here. For a taste of the real London, look no further than Green Street – dubbed ‘the Bond Street of the East End’. A refreshing break from the chain stores of most high streets, it has over 400 independent shops representing cultures from around the world, selling food, jewellery, designer saris and a myriad of cafes and restaurants serving authentic international cuisine.
Nearly ten per cent of the borough is green space and visitors can take advantage of a range of sports, leisure and activities around the borough’s parks. Outside of Newham, but within easy reach are Wanstead flats and Epping forest and East London’s favourite seaside resort, Southend, is just half an hour away.
Newham is one of the best connected boroughs in London, Stratford being the heart of the area has excellent tube and train systems which can get you to all parts of London with in 30 Minutes, making it a ideal location for commuters who need to get to different parts of London quickly. West Ham is also well served, The jubilee Line, Hammersmith & City, District line, DLR and C2C line regularly run through the station, and with the following stations, Canning Town, regularly served by the Jubilee line & DLR, Plaistow, Upton Park and East Ham, served by Hammersmith & City line & District line, Manor Park, Forest Gate & Maryland Station by the Great Eastern Main Line and finally Beckton & Silver Town by DLR making it the best connected borough by train or tube in London.
Excellent bus services are also on offer through out the borough, connecting roads and routes not served by tube and offering a cheaper alternative to tube or train, with some offering 24 hour routes to central London, providing a essential and affordable way home to some workers or party goers who are out beyond the tube and train operating hours, on top of this the Borough has City Airport based on a former docklands site serving over 3 million passengers per year to various parts of Europe.