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Ric.ror | 20:00 Tue 28th Jan 2014 | Travel
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Some friends are staying in the premier inn near the Olympic village.
Is there enough there to make it worth a visit.
What else in the vicinity is worth a visit

Many thanks for answers

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I only venture to Stratford to go shopping in Westfield City and to visit a friend, her constant FB updates are how awful it is there.

A twenty minute tube journey will get them into Holborn (or most of central London) where they can walk round to Convent Garden or in 10 mins on the Jubilee Line they could be in Canary Wharf which is nice for a mooch around.
Not a lot there unless you want Westfield shopping but in there are plenty of restaurants and if you like real ale Tap East near Stratford intl station exit is worth a visit. But as rr says Stratford is a good transport interchange and you can get to the West End very quickly or on the Docklands Light Railway to Greenwich - if the weather fine a good place to wander round
Stratford has two shopping centres. Stratford Centre is the older one, which is mainly filled with 'cheapo' shops (Poundland, Greggs, etc) but it also has some market stall-style vendors, so it might be worth looking there for some bargains.
http://www.stratfordshopping.co.uk/
Westfield Centre is very much more modern and 'upmarket'
http://uk.westfield.com/stratfordcity/

Apart from shopping, there's not a lot to do in Stratford itself but (as has been indicated above) it's a good starting point to get into central London or for accessing the Docklands Light Railway. The Museum of London Docklands (close to West India Quay station) is well worth a visit. (Allow a couple of hours. Admission is free but donations are invited).
http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/docklands/
It's conveniently close to one of J D Wetherspoon's 'classiest' pubs:
http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-ledger-building

A trip across the Thames by cable car can be interesting. Either end is easily reached from Stratford:
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/modalpages/23863.aspx
That combines well with a visit to The Crystal (which I really enjoyed):
http://www.thecrystal.org/index.html

Stratford is also just two stops on the Central Line from Bethnal Green, where you'll find the V&A's Museum of Childhood, with free admission:
http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-ledger-building
do you mean in the capital... ?
Oops!

I've just noticed an incorrect link above. Sorry!
http://www.museumofchildhood.org.uk/

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