It’s hard to imagine a richer and more dynamic environment than UEL’s east London home. This is one of the city’s most diverse areas, and our campuses in Docklands and Stratford are at the heart of a rapidly evolving landscape.
It’s also London’s creative hub, where young artists, musicians and designers choose to live and work. Media and technology companies and arts organisations continue to move eastwards. The area is full of art galleries, studios and avant-garde music venues, and this creative buzz spills out onto the streets, cafés and bars.
Stratford may be best known for hosting the London Olympics and Paralympics but it’s also home to Westfield Stratford City - the largest urban shopping mall in Europe. It includes a wide choice of restaurants, cafes and bars as well as a casino and a multi-screen cinema.
Nearby, you’ll find another cinema, a famous theatre and, of course, the Olympic Park, where the swimming pool and velodrome are both open to the public.
In 2016, the main Olympic stadium, now called the London Stadium, became the new home of West Ham United Football Club.
Elsewhere in east London, there are plenty of options for shopping and going out at night - whether for a meal or something more energetic.
Brick Lane is known popularly as the ‘Curry Mile’ for its huge number of South Asian restaurants. It also boasts a number of lively and highly popular bars and nightspots. Shoreditch is equally vibrant, with restaurants and bars as well as arty shops and galleries. If you’re looking for a place that’s edgy and creative, you’ll love it.