Stuff to do around Stratford


By coreBore at 2013-08-01 22:58:57
Stratford, London Borough of Newham, London, UK
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2013-08-01 22:58:57

With any luck after countless delays I will finally be completing on a house in Stratford.

As i've mostly lived in NW before this I know nil of the area. Do any of you live / work / know the area?

Can you suggest a local nice pub for drinks? and one for a sunday roast (i don't mind a nice walk to get to this one)

Do you know any nice breakfast spots?

Is there anything I should test out - nice walks to victoria park? the limehouse cut? the greenway? Hackney?

If it helps I'm moving just off Stratford high road near the bridge and the river

Thanks


2013-08-02 01:04:05

Why the hell are you buying a place in a place you don't know a great deal about?


2013-08-02 05:14:05

Why the hell are you buying a place in a place you don't know a great deal about?
Mainly for the reason that a flat in Hampstead where I live at the second would be about £750,000 compared to a flat in stratford being (relatively) affordable.

I have visited and wandered round the area - what I was mostly looking for from this was recommendations from folks who already live in the area and have a better understanding than me.


2013-08-02 08:36:05

Why the hell are you buying a place in a place you don't know a great deal about?
Mainly for the reason that a flat in Hampstead where I live at the second would be about £750,000 compared to a flat in stratford being (relatively) affordable.

I have visited and wandered round the area - what I was mostly looking for from this was recommendations from folks who already live in the area and have a better understanding than me.

Oh I concur on where I'd prefer to live isn't where I can offer to buy, though it's a favorable comprimise.

I know nothing of the area.

That's different from what you said above. I spent weeks on and off wandering around Crystal Palace before I bought.


2013-08-02 10:22:05

If you are chatting about the bridge next to the Bow Flyover, then I live in that area. I've been here for nearly 3 years now, and can say that it's a good place to live. The traffic racket takes a bit of getting used to, although now I don't even take notice of it anymore. If walking or cycling, you ought to be a bit careful on the Bow Flyover roundabout. It's very busy, and people drive too fast around it. Two cyclists were killed on it within the space of a month. This was a couple of years ago though.

The Morgan Arms in Bow is a quite nice place. The food can be a bit hit and miss - occasionally it's great, othertimes not so. It does boast a good atmosphere though. You've also got the Westfield Stratford, which has a few good places to eat (plus shops, cinema & casino). For breakfast, we've only been to Gardiners (E3 4PH). It's a bit small (hard to get a seat), but the food is good. If you like asian food, then it's worth trying Zains, Kiismat Diner (try the lamb saag!) and Tayyabs.

The transport links are first-rate - good bus service, loads of tube stations close by, easy to get out of London if you have a car. You'll also be right next to National Cycle Route 1, which goes from Dover to the Shetland Islands. I used to use this route to commute to Essex, which was great (no cars), especially in the summer.

Let me know if you have any more questions. I think you'll like living in the area - I've got no regrets.


2013-08-02 11:18:05

Good breakfast - The Counter Cafe in Hackney Wick.


2013-08-02 14:49:05

The Pie Crust cafe on Stratford High Street does good, low-cost Thai food.


2013-08-02 15:51:05

If you are chatting about the bridge next to the Bow Flyover, then I live in that area. I've been here for nearly 3 years now, and can say that it's a good place to live. The traffic racket takes a bit of getting used to, although now I don't even take notice of it anymore. If walking or cycling, you ought to be a bit careful on the Bow Flyover roundabout. It's very busy, and people drive too fast around it. Two cyclists were killed on it within the space of a month. This was a couple of years ago though.

The Morgan Arms in Bow is a quite nice place. The food can be a bit hit and miss - occasionally it's great, othertimes not so. It does boast a good atmosphere though. You've also got the Westfield Stratford, which has a few good places to eat (plus shops, cinema & casino). For breakfast, we've only been to Gardiners (E3 4PH). It's a bit small (hard to get a seat), but the food is good. If you like asian food, then it's worth trying Zains, Kiismat Diner (try the lamb saag!) and Tayyabs.

The transport links are first-rate - good bus service, loads of tube stations close by, easy to get out of London if you have a car. You'll also be right next to National Cycle Route 1, which goes from Dover to the Shetland Islands. I used to use this route to commute to Essex, which was great (no cars), especially in the summer.

Let me know if you have any more questions. I think you'll like living in the area - I've got no regrets.

Hey thanks for the great reply! I'm in fact a bit closer to stratford here but the Morgan Arms looks really nice - I'll certainly give it a go!

Cheers for the restaurant reviews I'll test them out in particular the lamb sag!

I normally get the tube but I'd be game for giving cycling a go - but perhaps the Bow roundabout isn't best for a first try!


2013-08-02 16:28:05

The Pie Crust cafe on Stratford High Street does good, low-cost Thai food.
Thanks - I'll check it out


2013-08-02 21:04:05

Good breakfast - The Counter Cafe in Hackney Wick.
Thanks - I believe we'll try this for weekend brunch!


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