Stratford has always had a passion for sport and we want to share the best places to get your exercise and relax afterwards. Remember, physical and mental wellbeing go hand-in-hand!
Westfield Stratford City, E20 1ET
All Star Lanes
Situated on the second floor in Westfield, All Star Lanes offers bowling lanes, great cocktails and delicious homemade sauces. Hire one of the luxurious private rooms for a party with unlimited bowling and private cocktail bar.
3 Thorton Street, E20 2AD
Arcelormittal Orbit
See all of London from the UK’s tallest sculpture. Created by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond, the magnificent looping structure of the ArcelorMittal Orbit is an iconic symbol of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Home to the world’s highest and longest tunnel slide. At 178m long, the slide provides visitors with a 40– second ride of twists and turns as they watch London’s skyline whizz by.
50 Celebration Avenue, E20 1DB
Better Gym
Based at East Village, this well-equipped gym and exercise space boasts a high–quality 130-station gym with the latest Technogym equipment and extensive free weight area, functional zone and spacious group exercise studio.
Queen Elizabeth Park, E20 3HB
Better Gym
A state-of-the-art 80-station gym, two studios, more than 25 fitness classes each week and a sports arena that was used in London 2012. A full and varied programme of activities is offered for a range of abilities, ages and specialist requirements.
East London Canals & The Greenway
Explore Stratford and the surrounding area by taking a canal walk and soaking up over 200 years of history. The local canal network is a peaceful, traffic-free environment and a haven for wildlife. Sights include the Bow Locks, Old Ford Lock, Three Mills Island which is home to The House Mill, the largest tidal mill in the world, and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. A recommended walk along the Greenway is a six-mile green corridor that links Hackney to Beckton and which, due to its high level, provides panoramic views of the city.
Theatre Square, E15 1BX
East London Dance
From high-energy street dance classes for adults to Get up & Groove sessions for people with learning disabilities, East London Dance offers plenty of opportunities to take part whatever your age or ability.
6a Chestnut Place, E20 1GL
Gymbox prides itself on offering the most unique and diverse classes in London. Their gym offers a dance studio, cycle studio, matted combat areas, free weight sections, live DJs and personal trainers.
Homerton Road, E9 5PF
Hackney Marshes
Hackney Marshes is internationally known as the spiritual home of Sunday league football, with 82 football, rugby and cricket pitches on North and South Marsh and Mabley Green. This area of extensive grassland (one of the largest areas of common land in Greater London) also features a bird hide and a conservation area.
Castle Lane, SS7 2AP
Hadleigh Farm
Hadleigh Farm was the host venue for mountain biking during the 2012 London Olympics. Surrounded by lush countryside, this popular farm offers an unbeatable rural experience from scenic walks, to a rare breeds centre, renowned tearoom and a farm shop.
Olympic Park, E20 3BS
Here East
Here East is an exciting hub for innovation in business, tech, media, education and data. Set in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it is home to many pioneering companies and industries. The space features a waterfront retail destination with great places to eat, shop and relax.
Birch Grove, E11 4YG
Langthorn Park
The park offers a wide range of sporting activities for both children and adults. It is part of offering fitness activities throughout the year. The garden, ecology area and amphitheatre offer a different experience to other parks. It also includes a streetball court, a tennis wall, a traversing climbing wall and outdoor gym equipment.
Lea Bridge Road, E10 7QL
Lee Valley Ice Centre (temporarily closed)
This fantastic ice skating venue is only one of a handful in the London area that is open throughout the year. Its international sized ice pad has capacity for 800 skaters and can accommodate up to 760 spectators. Private and group skating lessons are available and all-inclusive birthday parties can be hosted here.
Station Road, EN9 1AB
Lee Valley White Water Centre
This great leisure attraction offers canoeing, kayaking and white water rafting in a world class slalom centre, purpose–built for the 2012 Olympic games.
Brisbane Road, E10 5NF
Leyton Orient FC
This is the home ground of Leyton Orient, a professional club playing in Football League One, known amongst their fans as the ‘O’s’.
Stansfeld Road, E6 5LT
Newham City Farm
From Shire horses and alpacas to rabbits and chickens, this popular city farm is home to a wide variety of rare breeds and farmyard favourites. A great place for a family day out, there is also an orchard, children’s play space and a picnic area.
Great Eastern Way, E15 1XE
Roof East
An exciting temporary events space that has hosted everything from neon–lit curling in winter to crazy golf and open air cinema in summer. Keep an eye on their website for the latest events.
Montfichet Road, E20 1EJ
The Bat and Ball
The perfect party venue, Bat & Ball boasts 12 professional sized ping pong tables alongside one of Westfield’s most popular bars.
The Miller’s House, E3 3DU
The House Mill
Originally built in 1776, The House Mill is a Grade I Listed tidal mill set in a beautiful riverside location and is the largest existing tidal mill in the world. The Miller’s House Café serves snacks and light refreshments during mill opening hours.
Olympic Park, E20 2ST
West Ham United FC
Formerly known as the Olympic Stadium, the London Stadium became home to West Ham United Football Club in 2016 and plays host to Premier League games. The stadium is also the home of UK athletics and is used as a venue for rugby, concerts and more.