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 | © Garry Lakin / Alamy Stock Photo
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.
The Westbridge Hotel
4.5/5 (665 Reviews)
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Now from $113 per night
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.
Moxy London Stratford
4.2/5 (982 Reviews)
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Now from $83 per night
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.
The Stratford Hotel and Lofts
Serviced Apartment, Hotel
4.6/5 (134 Reviews)
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Now from $168 per night
For an inspiring 21st-century stay, book the 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.
Lansbury Heritage Hotel
4.6/5 (699 Reviews)
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Now from $116 per night
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.
Good Hotel London
Boutique Hotel, Hotel
4.1/5 (981 Reviews)
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Now from $117 per night
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.
The Lion and Key Hotel
4.4/5 (633 Reviews)
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Now from $85 per night
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.
Town Hall Hotel and Apartments
4.5/5 (878 Reviews)
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Now from $154 per night
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.
New Road Hotel
4.3/5 (373 Reviews)
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Now from $76 per night
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. These recommendations were updated on August 19, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh. This article is an updated version of a story created by Celia Topping