A guide to local favorites in Stratford
- By Lianne Kolirin
- Photos by Harry Mitchell
Not to be confused with Shakespeare’s birthplace, the pretty medieval town of Stratford-upon-Avon, this east London neighborhood had little to offer visitors before 2012. But along came the Olympics, and with them huge amounts of much-needed investment. The world-class sporting facilities are now open to the public at affordable rates, nestled in the pristine surroundings of Queen Elizabeth Park. Westfield Stratford is a great rainy-day alternative, for shopping and dining, with a cinema, casino and bowling alley to boot.
Meet Lianne Kolirin
Lianne grew up in London and has spent most of her life there, besides her long-gone university days in Manchester and an adventure-filled stint spent globe-trotting. A busy freelance journalist, she is also mum to three young Londoners, born and bred.
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