Why choose office space in Stratford?

Once home to the 2012 London Olympics, and now one of East London’s thriving business hubs, commercial property in Stratford is becoming an increasingly popular choice for businesses. 


So, what is the cost of renting an office space in Stratford?

Location Grade A Grade B
E20: Stratford (Leased) £35 - £50 (p/sqft) £20 - £35 (p/sqft)
E20: Stratford (Serviced) £300 - £450 (p/desk) £150 - £300 (p/desk)


Located in the East End of London, Stratford has undergone a significant transformation over the last 30 years, particularly in the lead-up to the 2012 London Olympics, which saw the development of world-class sporting venues including the iconic Olympic Stadium. Beyond the games, the area also experienced a surge in residential and commercial development, including Westfield Stratford City, one of Europe’s largest shopping centres. 

This revitalisation has helped attract businesses, residents and visitors to Stratford, with large businesses including Transport for London, the Financial Conduct Authority, and the British Council choosing to settle into Stratford office spaces. With great transport links, and a growing residential community, Stratford has become a vibrant and dynamic business hub. 

Get in touch with our team of expert London office rental agents to find out more about commercial property in this popular area. 


If an office space in Stratford doesn’t quite sound up your street, why not try one of the area’s neighbouring boroughs. Office space in Canary Wharf, for example, situated south east of Stratford, is extremely popular with businesses – especially those working in the financial sector. Further West, the North London borough of Islington, is liked for its village-like feel despite being so close to the City. 

Alternatively, South of the river, areas of South London including Southwark, London Bridge and Waterloo are also easily accessible from Stratford via the DLR – and are especially popular among businesses seeking more affordable office spaces in London.


While it may be in London’s Zone 2, Stratford has excellent transport links connecting it to London and beyond. 

Stratford’s railway station, Stratford International, provides high speed trains services connecting Central and East London with Kent – with a direct line to St Pancras for the Eurostar. 

Stratford’s underground station is served by both the Central and Jubilee lines as well as the DLR. In addition, the area has an abundance of cycle lanes and bike storage racks, to encourage greener travel in the area. 

Journey Times from Stratford by Tube:
Oxford Circus – 19 mins
King’s Cross – 25 mins (1 change)
Heathrow – 69 mins
Bank – 12 mins
Liverpool street – 10 mins
Paddington – 30 mins

Nearest Airport:
London city Airport: 3.5 miles, or less than 22 minutes on the London Underground

The Stratford Office Space Community


With an office space in Stratford, there is plenty to keep staff entertained before, during and after work – with an array of nice eateries, entertaining activities and of course, the giant shopping centre that is Westfield Stratford. 

While Westfield has an impressive 300 shops, and 90 eateries, there’s also a mix of shops, restaurants and local businesses to explore on Stratford’s highstreet. For a caffeine pick-me-up on your way into the office, try Tina We Salute You, or if you’re running late, why not grab a breakfast bun from foodie hot-spot Eggslut. For post-work drinks, enjoy a cocktail at OutPost or a craft beer at The Abbey Tap. If you’ve got a client to impress, hiring out the Alfred Le Roy, a classic canal boat / floating bar will surely do the trick.

Get some fresh air during your lunch break exploring Hackney Marshes – or book out one of the popular football pitches for a team game. You don’t have to be an olympian to enjoy the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with an impressive array of green spaces, as well as walking and cycling paths. Also within the park, the London Stadium is a world class venue for music, sport and entertainment – or watch a film under the stars at Rooftop East, with its renowned Rooftop Film Club.


If you’re interested in renting office space in Stratford, no matter the shape or size, our team can help. To find the right space for your business, browse our current list of offices to rent in Stratford, or, for a more bespoke search, our relocation consultants can work with you to find a space tailored to the needs and wants of your business. 

Armed with expert knowledge of East London’s commercial property market, as well as experience and buying power, our expert agents can take all the stress out of finding your perfect Stratford office space. From building surveys, negotiating dilapidations and even project managing an office fit out on your behalf – we’ll help you every step of the way.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Stratford a good location for startups in 2024?

Being in Zone 2, Stratford can be a much more affordable office location than areas within central London – which makes it a popular location for startups and small businesses. Given its location, Stratford has a friendly, community feel to it, making it a great place to base a business. 
Office’s in Stratford benefit from the area’s excellent transport links, being so close to London City Airport, a quick train ride from St Pancras for access to the Eurostar, and convenient for commuter towns too. 

What businesses are currently based in Stratford?

As a result of its significant investment over the past few years, Stratford is quickly becoming a business hub – with the development of modern office blocks, and plenty of retail and dining spaces to cater for the growing working crowd. 
This regeneration has led to many big businesses like Transport for London, the British Council and the Financial Conduct Authority inhabiting Stratford office spaces of their own. The BBC and The V&A East have also declared plans to start up operations in Stratford, which will bring further opportunities to the area. 

What types of office spaces are available in Stratford?

There are a wide range of different office spaces in Stratford available, from private offices to shared co-working spaces. So whether you’re looking for a modern, open-plan office that comes with plenty of amenities, or a flexible office space to cater to businesses with changing space needs, Stratford has options to suit a diverse range of businesses. 
To get started, browse through our current Stratford office space listings or get in touch with one of our expert agents to set up more of a bespoke search.

Are there good gym and fitness facilities in Stratford?

Yes, Stratford boasts excellent gym and fitness facilities, making it an ideal location for health enthusiasts. Famous for its state-of-the-art sports venues, take a dip in the olympic pools at the London Aquatics Centre, or alternatively run or cycle along the extensive tracks of the 500-acre Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 
Stratford also has both boutique and high street gyms to help people stay active. Gym 1971, for example, which was founded by former HM Forces Commandos, offers diverse classes, from CrossFit to Olympic weightlifting. Additionally, Gym Box in Westfield Stratford provides a unique gym experience with disco lights, energetic personal trainers and onsite DJs. High street gyms like PureGym and Anytime Fitness are also located in the area.  

Is Stratford a good location for young families?

Stratford is becoming an increasingly favourable area for young families. The area’s popularity among working parents can be attributed to its diverse childcare options, and the number of schools with good or outstanding Ofsted ratings. 
For older children, Stratford is home to several colleges, and even the University of East London. The village-like feel to the suburb also contributes to its family friendly nature, making commercial property in Stratford a great choice for parents.

How much is office space in Stratford?

Ah, the all-important question! Well, we’d love to give you a clear answer – but in reality, the cost of office space in Stratford will be dependent on the specific area of Stratford, the size of the office space, and the quality and specification of the office fit-out. 
Generally speaking, offices with a basic fit-out (ie. those with the bare necessities) often cost between £20-£25 per square foot. Stratford office spaces fitted to a higher spec, such as those that come with a range of amenities and the latest technology, can reach a cost of £35-£47.50 per square foot.
Shared office spaces in Stratford can be a more affordable option for startups and small businesses, so it’s important you consider what you need from the space before starting your search. 
For help calculating how much office space you need, why not check out our helpful office space calculator.