A guide to Westfield Stratford City


Since opening its doors in 2011, Westfield Stratford City has firmly established itself on the London map.

The shopping centre has 333 shops and is one of the largest urban shopping centres in Europe. Indeed, the Metro Centre in Gateshead and the Trafford Centre in Manchester are the only two bigger in the UK.

Part of the centre’s appeal is its proximity to the London Olympic Park and East Village, while it is also has excellent transport facilities as it is beside both Stratford Regional and Stratford International stations.

What are the opening hours?

Monday to Friday – 10 am to 9 pm

Saturday – 9 am to 9 pm

Sunday – 12 pm to 6 pm

Bank Holiday opening hours – 10 am to 9 pm

(Some shops shut earlier than the centre itself)

Where can you park?

Westfield Stratford City has three on-site car parks, which are located around the centre and offer access to various different parts. The three car parks have a total of 4,500 parking spaces over 15 levels. A £5 charge applies for a lost chipcoin, in addition to the parking fee.

Car Park A 

Use this car park to access the Great Eastern Market, the shopping malls, the Premier Inn, John Lewis and Waitrose. It is closed between 10 pm and 6 am.

Car Park B 

Use this car park to access the Chestnut Plaza and The Street, the shopping malls, the Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites, M&S and Waitrose. It is open 24/7.

Car Park C 

Use this car park to access the shopping malls, the food courts and Vue Cinema. It is closed between 10 pm and 5 am.


As already mentioned, there are 333 shops at the Westfield Stratford City centre, with virtually every shopping need catered for. In total, there are 22 different categories of stores, ranging from accessories and florists, to music shops and jewellers. Visitors can also check out a range of health and beauty stores, high-end department stores, specialist clothing and fashion stores, and photography and art shops.

Tube stations 

The main exit of Stratford Station is located at the entrance to Westfield Stratford City and can be reached from a number of lines. It is eight minutes to Liverpool Street and 13 minutes to Canary Wharf from the centre.

Central line 

This service links to the north-east to Epping and to the west to Ealing via London.

Jubilee line 

This service links to London through Canary Wharf, London Bridge and Waterloo.

Tube Station London

The DLR and London Overground also serve Stratford Station:


The service operates at both Stratford Regional Station and Stratford International Station, both of which are only a couple of minutes from the shopping centre. To the east, north-east and south-east, the DLR serves Stratford, Beckton and Woolwich Arsenal respectively. To the south, the DLR serves Docklands, Greenwich and Lewisham. It also connects with the Tube at Stratford, Bank and Tower Gateway (Tower Hill) stations and also at Bow Church, Heron Quays, West Ham, Canning Town and Canary Wharf.

London Overground 

This service operates on the North London Line from Stratford Regional Station. It operates at Watford Junction to Euston, Richmond/Clapham Junction to Stratford, Gospel Oak to Barking, Highbury & Islington to Crystal Palace, and West Croydon to New Cross.

Fancy watching a film?

The following cinemas are located near or in Westfield Stratford City:

Vue Cinema Stratford City- 2 Stratford Place, Stratford, London, E20 1EJ

Stratford East Picturehouse – Stratford Centre, Salway Road, London E15 1BX

Genesis Cinema 93-95 Mile End Road, London E1 4UJ

Montcalm hotels are best option to stay and see these locations.

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