Stratford is the main beneficiary of the building boom which the 2012 Olympics has unleashed.
As well as the main stadium, the Velodrome, and the Aquatic Centre, there is the Athletes’ village, which now the Games are over has undergone a £147million refit, providing more than 2,800 new rental homes.
Add to this the 2,000 new homes which have been built in Stratford on the back of the Olympics and a picture of a modern, thrusting new town emerges. Except this is only half the story.
Some 40,000 new homes were built in Stratford between 1840 and the beginning of the First World War in 1914 to house workers in the railway yards and the Royal Docks. As a result, Stratford has a supply of affordable Victorian terrace houses and two bedroom cottages.
The area attracts local buyers trading up, families looking for value-for-money houses with gardens, buy-to-let investors, young City professionals and essential workers taking advantage of affordable shared-ownership offer.