A brand new postcode for London was announced in March 2011 when the Olympic
Village was assigned the E20 postcode. The E20 postcode has long been
infamous for the UK as the fictional postcode for Walford, a make believe
borough in London where the TV soap 'Eastenders' is filmed. Now its a real
postcode, strangely skipping E19 which would have been the next available
postcode in the full postcodes
list, E18 being
South Woodford. The Olympic Stadium itself gets the postcode E20 2ST with a
total of 3 expanded E20 postcode zones being allocated. They are E20 1, E20
2 and E20 3. The 'E' stands for East, as in East London.
The huge Westfield Shopping centre in Stratford also takes on the E20
postcode. This is Europe's biggest shopping mall which covers nearly 2
million square feet and includes 3 hotels.
One of the unusual aspects to E20 is that its bounded on three sides by E15,
in that it actually sits within a central section of the E15 postcode.
From 2013 onwards five new neighbourhoods were built ensuring
E20 postcode lives on. These new areas will cover 250 acres of open space
and 6.5 km of waterways.
E20 is served by is by
, West Ham rail station and Stratford bus station.
There are a number of walking and cycling routes running the area with the
Olympic Park site and wider districts.
The main stations for the Olympic Park are Stratford Regional, Stratford
International and West Ham means stations on the DLR, Jubilee, Central,
District and Hammersmith & City lines give access with no changes of train
Connections for the Olympic Park:
The Central line
takes in Holland
Park, Notting Hill
, Bond Street
all in central London
. Journey time 20-30 minutes
for these station to Stratford station.
City of London stations along this route take in
Journey time ranging from 7 to 16 minutes to Stratford Station.
The Jubilee Line
with a journey time of around 13 minutes. It also takes in
journey time of around 25 minutes.
takes in both Canary Wharf
with a travel time of around 16 minutes and
London City Airport
takes around 30 minutes.
St Pancras - Central London
option is Kings Cross
and St Pancras Stations
. Just on the northern edge of central London on
Euston Road these are actually two separate stations but so close to each
other (adjacent) they can be treated a single entity with each being an easy
walk from the other. St Pancras International is the London terminal for the
Paris to London Eurostar train. Connects to Stratford Station for the
Boutique √ Free WiFi √ Gym √ Suites √ Air-Conditioning √
Rates from around £70 per room
Guest Rating: 90%,
Milesfaster Ranking: 120 of 866 Hotels
From Central London: 6 miles (9.7 km)
335-337 High Street, Stratford, London, E15 2TF, UK
One of the standout hotels in the area. A true 4 star boutique hotel within minutes of major rail and bus services, large range of shops and bars close by and 10 minutes from Westfield Shopping Mall, one the largest malls in Europe. The hotel provides a coffee house open throughout the day for meals and snacks. Gentlemans club style lounge area and onsite gym. Rear courtyard open on when weather permits. Bedrooms have LCD televisions, safes and mini-bars. Bathrooms with walk-in shower.
Free WiFi √ Triples/Quads/Family Rooms √ Non-smoking √ Bag Storage √ Reception 24/7 √
Guest Rating: 58%,
Milesfaster Ranking: 843 of 866 Hotels
From Central London: 4.8 miles (7.8 km)
100 Hassett Road, E9 5SJ, London, UK
Ok, not the prettiest exterior ever but that's down to its long history as a
former covenant going all the way back to the 1800's. What the Silkhouse
does offer is low priced bed and breakfast accommodation. Just yards from
High Street shops, bars and restaurants. Onsite is games room, bedrooms have
flat screen TV's and there's even free internet access.