The 2012 London Olympics put Stratford on the map and now it’s become one of the most vibrant areas of the capital to live, work and play

If you like being in the middle of all the action – we’re talking world-class shopping, a thriving restaurant scene, a huge variety of cultural experiences, plenty of green spaces to explore and stylish rental apartments like Coppermaker Square to live in – then E20 really is the neighbourhood you’ll want to call home. Not only do you have all of that outside your front door, the coolest bits of East London, like Hackney Wick, Bethnal Green, Shoreditch and Dalston, are just a stone’s throw away from Stratford too. Here’s why E20 is the hottest spot in London right now. 

Explore the Outdoors

Thanks to the quality of fresh air and low noise levels, the Centric Lab rated Stratford as one of the healthiest workplaces in London, and it’s got unbeatable outdoor spaces for you to explore. There’s the 560-acre Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, plus Victoria Park to the west and Hackney Marshes to the north making a nice green sandwich – that’s lots of dog walking space, which is handy as the Coppermaker Square apartments are all pet-friendly. In fact there are loads of ways to get active, from track cycling and BMX biking at the VeloPark, to diving and swimming at the London Aquatics Centre, and a trip down the ArcelorMittal Orbit slide is guaranteed to bring your heart rate up. 

Shop ‘Til You Drop

Westfield Stratford City is one of the area’s most famous residents and it boasts more than 280 shops and over 80 places to eat and drink, so you’re never going to be caught short when it comes to fashion, food, gifts…..whatever you need, they’ve likely got it there. There are indie stores scattered across the neighbourhood too, like Appetite London, Refill Therapy and Wa Na Hong Oriental Supermarket.

Local Foodie Gems

Aside from the copious bars and restaurants at Westfield Stratford City, you’re surrounded by places to eat and drink in Stratford. You’ve got Allegra, perfect for a treat meal; indie spots like Charles Artisan Bread and Hand Cafe; desserts and sweet treats at La Gelatiera and Signorelli; casual eats at Fish House and Firezza Pizza; and craft beer and gin at Mother Kellys and Jim & Tonic – yes there’s an actual gin distillery right here in Stratford. 

Unbeatable Arts & Culture

There aren’t many other neighbourhoods in London that can deliver a packed cultural calendar quite like Stratford. The London Stadium, home to West Ham during the football season, also welcomes international artists (such as The Weeknd and Burna Boy, just two of the acts performing there this summer), but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to culture in the neighbourhood. There’s a permanent ABBA party at the purpose-built ABBA Voyage experience; public art walk The Line starts in the Olympic Park (and stretches all the way to Greenwich); there’s rooftop cinema screenings and games at Roof East; fashion studio RÆBURN has set up an experiential retail, cultural exhibition and creative work space in The Lab E20; and Theatre Royal Stratford East has stand-up, ballet, drama and more, on its stage. And with both Sadler’s Wells East and the V&A East Storehouse (which’ll be home to a huge David Bowie archive), opening in the next two years, Stratford is only going to get better.

Staying Connected

E20 is easily one of the best-connected parts of London; Stratford boasts tube, Overground, DLR, Elizabeth Line and National Rail train links, meaning you can get into Central London or Canary Wharf in no time at all, and you can escape town (it’s about ten minutes to the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras, and City, Heathrow and Stansted airports are a train ride away) just as easily. 

Living Your Best Life

Coppermaker Square is taking city living to the next level; not only can you add your own stamp on the rental apartments, which are all kitted out with modern appliances, the rental community also includes all the must-haves for an effortless city lifestyle within your rent. This includes things like a 25-metre swimming pool, steam and sauna rooms, a gym (with 12 classes per week), a games space, a private dining room, screening room, co-working space, roof garden and 24-hour concierge service on their doorstep. All of that, smack bang in the middle of one of the capital’s buzziest neighbourhoods? That really is the way to live your best London life. 

The Xavier building is now open for leasing, with prices starting from £2,350 per month for a one-bedroom apartment. For more information and / or to book a viewing, visit coppermakersquare.com for the latest availability and pricing.