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What was Stratford before the Olympics?

What was Stratford before the Olympics?

Pre-Olympics, Stratford was viewed as being too far east to be considered a viable home for most businesses who operated from Central London. Hit by de-industrialisation, the area received minimal investment but a creative spirit ran firmly through its communities.

What was at the Olympic Park before?

It was simply called The Olympic Park during the Games but was later renamed to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II (though it is not an official Royal Park of London)….Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Other sports facilities Aquatics Centre Copper Box Arena Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre Lee Valley VeloPark

How did Stratford changed due to the Olympics?

New green spaces and wildlife habitats were created, including ponds and woodlands. The stadiums were made of 25% recycled materials. The River Lea that runs through the Olympic Park was improved as has the quality of its water. Green areas were placed along the banks of the river.

How did the 2012 Olympics affect Stratford?

The promise of Olympic prosperity was therefore a very exciting one for Stratford. The project set the stage for over 46,000 new jobs in the district, a 30% increase in rail capacity through Stratford station and over 20,000 new homes.

What was East Village before the Olympics?

The area became known as Temple Mills, a name that endured long after the dissolution of the crusaders’ order in 1312. The surviving mills were demolished in the latter part of the 19th century, when the Great Eastern wagon works were moved northwards here from Stratford.

What was in Stratford before Westfield?

The site was formerly occupied by Stratford Works and Locomotive Depot.

What was Stratford like before regeneration?

What was Stratford like before regeneration? It was one of the most deprived communities in the UK. Annual wages were low and unemployment was high. This happened due to deindustrialisation and the closure of the Royal Docks.

What was East Village before?

What was Stratford like before the regeneration?

What was in Shepherds Bush before Westfield?

Renamed the Great White City, the final product was a sensational 200-acre complex built, with 25 palaces and halls, mostly covered in white stucco, a network of Venetian-style canals and a 150,000-capacity stadium.

Are there two Westfields?

Two large Westfield shopping centres (or ‘malls’ if you prefer the American term) are within easy reach of central London. One in west London (Westfield London) and another in east London (Westfield Stratford).

What is the history of Stratford?

It was founded in 1135 and was one of the largest abbeys in England for its time. At the same time, Stratford was a booming community for potato farmers, brewers, and weavers. The area pretty much kept to itself.

What was at White City before Westfield?

Across Wood Lane the Westfield London ‘mega-mall’ opened in 2008 on a site formerly occupied by the White City railway depot. The present Wood Lane station opened at the same time, primarily to serve the shopping centre. A new John Lewis store will form part of an expanded Westfield in 2018.

Why is it called White City?

The exhibition was eight times the size of the 1851 Great Exhibition in Hyde Park and showcased the industrial and cultural achievements of England and France. It drew more than eight million visitors. Made of steel and concrete, the ornate buildings were whitewashed, hence the name White City.

Which Westfield is bigger White City or Stratford?

The first Westfield, in the Shepherds Bush/White City area of west London, is now the largest shopping centre in Europe.

Which Westfield is better Shepherds Bush or Stratford?

Shepher’d Bush is a bit more upmarket with a bit called the Village; Stratford (which might be a bit bigger now) has more High St chains and shops. Other than that not a lot in it esp now Stratford is zone 2. If they’re really keen they can go to both.

What was Stratford like in the past?

Stratford’s early history Stratford, at the time, was essentially a small village close to a crossing over the River Lea forming part of the Roman road that links London to Colchester. Like much of the East End, Stratford was originally a farming area and remained fairly rural for many centuries.

Is Stratford rough?

Stratford has a high violent crime rate and a high property crime rate for London.

Why is Shepherd’s Bush called White City?

During this period it was known as the Great White City due to the white marble cladding used on the exhibition pavilions, and hence gave its name to this part of Shepherd’s Bush.

What is the most famous shopping centre in London?

1. Westfield Stratford City. Westfield Stratford City is one of the largest urban shopping centres in Europe, with more than 200 shops, three anchor stores (John Lewis, Waitrose and Marks and Spencer) and more than 80 places to eat.

What is the biggest mall in London?

Westfield Stratford City
With 250 shops plus 70 places to dine, Westfield Stratford City is the largest shopping mall in Europe and the new lifestyle destination for East London.

Is Stratford a nice area to live?

Stratford is a great place to live for a number of reasons. From the variety of shops and restaurants on offer, to some of the biggest cultural institutions in the UK such as the V&A and Sadler’s Wells theatre opening the doors. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about living in Stratford London.

Is Stratford a nice area in London?

Stratford really excels when it comes to leisure and amenities. Since the Olympics made their home here in 2012, the area has seen a huge amount of investment in sporting activities and facilities as well as a wealth of entertainment options.

Is Shepherd’s Bush posh?

A London old-school classic, Shepherd’s Bush is right next to the posh districts of Hollard Park and Notting Hill. Shepherd’s Bush is easy like a Sunday morning, featuring markets, independent shops and famous music venues as well as Westfield Shopping Centre in all its 150,000 square metre glory.