Stratford Centre

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Stratford Centre
London 2012 Olympic Stratford Centre 219 (7683058764).jpg
The Stratford Centre in 2012, with the "Stratford Shoal" sculpture
LocationStratford, London
AddressStratford Centre, 54a Broadway, Stratford, London E15 1NG
Opening date1974
OwnerCatalyst European Property Fund LP
No. of stores and services62
Total retail floor area330,000 sq. ft.
No. of floors1
Public transit accessLondon Underground London Overground Crossrail Docklands Light Railway National Rail Stratford railway station, Stratford bus station

Stratford Centre is a shopping mall and indoor market in Stratford, London. It is situated opposite the busy Stratford Regional station and this contributes to the high footfall through the centre, currently at around 26 million visitors every year,[1] as many people use it as a cut-through between the stations and Stratford Broadway.

The centre currently has 62 retail units, internally and externally, plus, off the East Mall is the Market Village, which contains many small independent traders, and in the West Mall is a market that trades Monday to Saturday.


It was built by Ravenseft Properties Limited, and opened in 1974. Refurbished and partially extended in 1998 it comprises 330,000 sq. ft. on a single level, it was sold by Land Securities to Catalyst European Property Fund LP in 2010.[1]

In 2017, an acid attack involving a noxious substance took place at the centre. Six people were injured.

During 2018, the Stratford Centre was closed after 50 shops were flooded by a burst water main on Stratford Broadway, where the flood water was a depth of around eight inches.[2]


Stores include: Apple Jacks Health Shop, Barclays Bank, Baseo, Blue Inc, Boots, Burger King, Card Factory, Car Phone Warehouse, CeX, Chopstix Noodle Bar, Clarks, Costa Coffee, Creams, Dewhurst Butchers, Discount Second Hand Jewellers, EE, Footlocker, Granier Bakery & Café, Greggs, H Samuel Jewellers, Halifax Bank, Healthy Planet, Holland & Barrett, HSBC Bank, Illusion, J D Sport, KFC, Lituancia, Loon Fung, McDonald's, Milano Couture, New Look, Notting Hill, O2 Store, Osbon Pharmacy, Paul Harrison Jewellers, Peacocks, Percy Ingle Bakers, Pizza Hut, Poundland, Risky, Sainsbury's, Shoe Zone, Shuklas / Stratford News, SpecSavers, Sports Direct, Starbucks, Subway, Superdrug, The Body Shop, The Business Lab, The Fragrance Shop, The Perfume Shop, The Works, Warren James.

The centre is proposing to re-develop the site, with a 26-story residential building for students and to have additional parking and shops in the shopping centre.[3]


To the north of the site lies Stratford station which is served by London Underground's Central and Jubilee lines, Greater Anglia, TfL Rail, London Overground, Docklands Light Railway, and a number of c2c services.[4] The Elizabeth line is scheduled to serve the shopping center from 2019.[5]

The centres central thoroughfare is called the West Mall and is an indoor car-free street market between Stratford Broadway and Great Eastern Street is classed as a public highway and by law is kept open 24 hours a day, although most of the shops close at night.[6]

There is also a multi-storey car park which is open 24 hours a day and linked via lifts and stairwell in the West Mall.


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Coordinates: 51°32′30″N 0°00′00″E / 51.5416°N 0.0000°E / 51.5416; 0.0000