BEST SHOPPING AREAS IN EAST LONDON

Whether you want to shop ‘til you drop at your favourite high street stores or seek out something more unique, some of the best shopping areas in London can be found in Stratford.

From shopping malls to independent businesses, you’ll find a little bit of everything right here in Stratford, just a short journey from IQL. With something to suit everyone, we’ve rounded up our favourites.

Westfield, Stratford
Westfield, Stratford is heaven for anyone who enjoys a day of browsing their favourite high street and high-end stores. There are over 250 shops in Stratford’s Westfield to choose from, as well as over 65 restaurants to keep your energy levels up.
Westfield, Stratford is one of the most popular shopping areas in London and is conveniently located just a few minutes’ walk from IQL.

Stratford Shopping Centre
If the thought of so many shops is a little overwhelming, head to the Stratford Shopping Centre just across the road. With around 60 stores you’ll still find what you’re looking for from big brand names like Peacocks, Sainsbury’s and Boots.
You can even shop at the local market, which trades from Monday to Saturday.

Roman Road Market
Visit the Roman Road Market every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to find a huge array of fashion, food, antiques at bargain prices. On the first Saturday of every month you’ll even find a Farmer’s Market, bringing you fresh produce and street food.
What’s more, throughout the summer months, the market comes alive every Saturday with street performers. Plan to spend a few hours here soaking up the atmosphere and delicious treats on offer.

Independent stores
If you’re looking for independent local businesses to support, look no further than Stratford.

Browse a range of unusual wines, beers and spirits at Bottle Apostle or join them for a free wine tasting every Friday night.

Shop quality meats and more at The Ginger Pig for your next dinner party or Sunday roast. Using traditional methods, all sausages and burgers are handmade by the skilled team of butchers. Stopping by at lunch time? Don’t miss their infamous sausage rolls or roast lunch box – but expect a queue!

Keen cyclist? Stop by Skinny Eric’s Cycle Works store to give your bike some TLC. They specialise in rare and vintage parts for classic bikes as well as offering a hire service and repairs.

Want to find more local and independent businesses? Check out our guide to Stratford.