The Best Hotels Near the Olympic Park, Stratford

Originally built for the 2012 games, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is now one of London’s top modern attractions
Originally built for the 2012 games, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is now one of London’s top modern attractions | © Garry Lakin / Alamy Stock Photo
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Since it was built for the 2012 Olympics, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has become one of the capital’s top modern attractions. Discover the finest places to stay in the dynamic East End of London, bookable on Culture Trip.

The Olympic Park has risen like a phoenix from the ashes, transforming the wasteland of the East into an eco-friendly place to live, work, play, study and visit. Come for the award-winning parklands, waterways and playgrounds; stay for the award-winning food and stylish accommodation options. Here’s our pick of the best hotels in and around Stratford.

1. The Westbridge Hotel

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A luxurious wood-carved bed with button-tufted headboard at The Westbridge Hotel.
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With the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the O2 Arena, the ExCel London exhibition centre and the shopping haven of Westfield Stratford on the Westbridge’s doorstep, you won’t be short of things to do during your stay. Choose from a traditional suite in the Grade II-listed section of the building, or a more contemporary room in the modern wing. Work up a sweat in the on-site gym before breakfast.

2. Moxy London Stratford

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A contemporary hotel lounge area with olympic themed art work at Moxy London Stratford.
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The Stratford outpost of Moxy offers everything you’d expect from the hip hotel brand – colourful communal work spaces, boutique-style interiors and funky murals. The 294 rooms are compact but comfy; upgrade to the Moxyfied Primo Sleeper for floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony. Just a few minutes’ walk from the Olympic Park, Westfield Stratford and Theatre Royal Stratford, you have plenty of options for both day and night entertainment.

3. The Stratford Hotel and Lofts

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A chic, contemporary hotel room decorated in neutral tones with two pink cocktail chairs.
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For an inspiring 21st-century stay, book one of the best hotels in Stratford. This purpose-built design hotel encapsulates the glamour of old New York, cleverly blended with Scandi style. The Stratford also takes its eco-credentials very seriously, with ethically sourced, organic bed linen and its very own community garden. All this, just a step away from the Olympic Park and the attractions of East London.

4. Lansbury Heritage Hotel

Boutique Hotel

The grand exterior of the Lansbury Heritage Hotel in Canary Wharf, London
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This Grade II-listed building stands out from the crowd with its landmark octagonal domed tower, tucked away in a conservation area, close to the financial hub of Canary Wharf. Once the site of the East India Company’s chapel and almshouses, it has since been transformed into an array of grand-luxe rooms and suites. Squeeze in an express facial in the spa before dinner at the on-site restaurant, where you can expect comfort food like bangers and mash, followed by New York cheesecake.

5. Good Hotel London

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A rooftop dining terrace overlooking the O2 arena and Emirates airline at the Good Hotel London
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The Good Hotel lives up to its name: 100 percent of excess profits go towards its Good Global Foundation (GGF), supporting local causes around the world. For every night you book in their cosy Dutch-designed rooms, a disadvantaged child can go to school for a week. The good deeds don’t stop there. Their sustainable restaurant serves vegan and vegetarian food all day, and the bar offers locally brewed beers to support the community. Choose the Good Hotel and sleep with an easy conscience.

6. The Lion and Key Hotel

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The exterior of The Lion & Key Hotel.
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If you’re a football fan, take advantage of the hotel’s free ticket offer to watch local club Leyton Orient play at home in their 9,271 all-seater stadium. The bar at the Lion and Key is the perfect destination for celebratory or commiseratory post-match drinks. If actually playing sport floats your boat, then the London Aquatics Centre and Lee Valley VeloPark are only a short distance away in the Olympic Park.

7. Town Hall Hotel and Apartments

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A chic and airy guest room with parquet floors, warm wood furnishings and high ceilings at Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green
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Foodies will enjoy a stay at the Town Hall, home to two Michelin-star restaurant, Da Terra. Housed in Bethnal Green’s former grand town hall, this is an elegant hotel, complete with all the luxurious trimmings of affluent Edwardian style, including marble floors, high ceilings and impressive staircases. Families and large groups will appreciate the extra space in the one- and two-bedroom apartments on offer. The hipster hangouts of Shoreditch and Hoxton are a short stroll away.

8. New Road Hotel

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A simple, modern hotel room in minimalist style with industrial design accents at New Road London.
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Taking its inspiration from old-style New York, the hotel has been beautifully restored from its previous incarnation as a textile factory in Whitechapel, the heart of London’s East End. The large factory windows flood each room with light – book a loft room with a spa bath for the ultimate pampered stay. Dine on perfectly grilled steaks at the on-site chophouse from acclaimed chef Marco Pierre White.

For more conveniently located London hotels, book one of the best stays near Trafalgar Square now via Culture Trip. Make the most of the summer at one of the city’s hotels with balconies, as well as this itinerary of where to eat and drink during the warmer months. Watch more live entertainment at the best outdoor venues in London, or experience movies in a whole new way at the best outdoor cinemas in town.

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