London - United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom

Stratford is the new heart of East London. A central part of the 2012 Olympics, the whole area is seeing an influx of new money. The area is hugely ethnically diverse with a minority White-British population. Home to the Olympic Park and the giant Westfield Shopping Centre, it is now a hub for international, as well as local travel. Housing in Stratford is a little cheaper than the rest of London, as it's much further out from the centre than is sometimes convenient. Rent usually starts around £125 a week and rises to £170, with bills included. Properties are usually Victorian-built shared terraced houses or small, new-build, blocks of flats. Living in Stratford is very convenient for the The University of East London's Stratford Campus. It is a slightly lengthy commute into the centre but London's main universities are certainly still accessible. It is connected to the wider city by Stratford International (Jubilee/DLR/Overground/Central) with also offers high speed rail travel to the continent on the mainline from London St. Pancras.

The neighbours

From all corners of the world: this is one of the most richly multicultural neighbourhoods in London.

Interesting points

Westfield Stratford City is one of the largest urban shopping centres in Europe, and it'll be just on your doorstep. The Olympic Park, mentioned above, is also one of the icons of the neighbourhood.

You will fall in love with

The Olympic Park: public space and sports centre, one of the greatest London projects since we turned the century. It's also going to be the stadium of West Ham, a proud and historic football club.

The lifestyle

Cheap, and extremely ethnically mixed. It's not the traditional postcard London: this is the melting-pot London. A good place to live, especially for the price.



About the city

London is a city where you will never run out of things to do. The capital of England is well known for its famous, iconic landmarks such as the Big Ben, St. Paul’s cathedral, amongst thousands and thousands more. Then there’s the British cultural heritage, best displayed by its impressive architecture and the huge museums.

However, we know that students also care a lot about a city’s nightlife and atmosphere. This city never sleeps! Pubs, bars, clubs, warehouse afterparties, you name it: London has it all.

When it comes to finding a place to live in London, you know you can count on Uniplaces to help you!