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Stratford

There was a time when the Stratford that everyone had heard of was Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon. Having hosted the 2012 Olympic Games, the other Stratford is now equally well known.

Estate and letting agents Stratford

At Franklyn James we believe in no half measures. We are transparent in how we do business, committed to achieving your goals, and we take pride in every element of our work. If you’re thinking of selling, letting, or using property management in the Stratford area, let us be frank, you need Franklyn James.

Over the last decade, no part of East London has benefitted from regeneration more than Stratford, as preparations for the 2012 London Olympics saw the area completely transformed. Architecturally, the area is now packed full of impressive modern buildings, such as Zaha Hadid’s Aquatics Centre, Anish Kapoor’s twisted helter skelter observation tower – the ArcelorMittal Orbit, the huge Westfield shopping centre and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Alongside these modern landmarks there are plenty of new-build housing opportunities, plus some of the best transport links in the whole capital.

All of this, together with its proximity to Canary Wharf and the City, means that Stratford is now a very attractive destination for young professionals, particularly those working in financial services. It is also a popular area amongst students, as the University of East London (UEL) has a major campus here, with University House being a beautiful listed building, dating back to the 19th century.

Fulfilling your lifestyle aspirations…

Due to the wealth of new attractions, plethora of shops, bars and restaurants and surrounding acres of parkland, Stratford is now really on the map as a leisure destination. The huge Westfield shopping centre has everything you could possibly need or dream of in the way of retail, plus cinemas, bowling alleys, and the biggest casino in the UK.

Outside of Westfield, Stratford also lays claim to an excellent theatre, a rooftop cinema on top of a multi-storey carpark – Roof East, and lots of independent bars and restaurants. You will quite literally be spoilt for choice when it comes to enjoying some downtime in Stratford.

Getting around

Stratford (Zone 3) is one of the best connected parts of the capital. It’s approx. 15 minutes from London City Airport via the DLR, and around 20 minutes from Oxford Circus on the Tube. With six DLR stations in the vicinity, the whole of East London is on your doorstep. Plus the high-speed line running from St Pancras International means continental Europe is never far away either. Two Underground stations, Stratford (also Overground) and West Ham, provide access to the Jubilee, District, Central, and Hammersmith & City Lines. Stratford Bus Station is serviced by the 25, 86, 104, 158, 238, 257, 262, 425, 473 and D8.

Families will love

For a great family day out, explore the waterways around Stratford and its surrounding parklands on a Lee & Stort boat tour, and challenge the kids to see which of the 84 species of wildlife roaming the park they can spot. If your family have been inspired by the Olympians, you too can take a dip in the Olympic Pool and swim where they once swam! If you’d rather not get wet, then head to the north end of the Olympic Park, where you’ll find the Timber Lodge cafe and the Tumbling Bay adventure playground, a state-of-the-art play area with lots to discover, including rock pools, tree houses and some thrilling walkways.

There are plenty of good schools in Stratford, such as Park Primary School, St. Francis RC Primary School and School 21, which offers both primary and secondary education. To discover properties within the catchment area, contact Franklyn James, sales and letting agents Stratford.

Local amenities around Stratford

  • Timber Lodge Cafe
  • Tumbling Bay playground
  • The Orbit Slide
  • East Village London
  • The London Aquatics Centre
  • Roof East cinema
  • West Ham United stadium
  • Westfield Stratford City

Our local office

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LimehouseStratford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Great service, kind and fast responder. Glad to have done businesses with him! He helped us going beyond his duties. "

LuisDecember, 2017

LimehouseStratford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Recently sold our flat through Frankly James. Had a very positive experience and found them to be exceptionally professional throughout.

We had four different agents give us valuations - which differed hugely between high and low. Antony provided our valuation on behalf of Franklyn James and impressed not just with accuracy and justification of his assessment but also with the amount of homework he'd done - including pulling out the previous particulars from when we bought it, something which the agency which actually sold it to us had not.

After a further discussion we agreed on a price at which we would market and a level which we were aiming for. Throughout the process we were kept well informed of viewings and given good feedback. It didn't take long to get an offer which we were happy to accept though, as were agreed within two weeks.

David and Antony did a good job of nudging the sale along as the lawyers were doing their work and ensuring any sticking points got dealt with promptly, meaning we exchanged a mere 6 weeks after the offer was accepted - pretty quick for a leasehold property.

Would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to sell in the area. "

Rob McLeodNovember, 2017

LimehouseStratford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" A very good Estate Agent. Found David to be professional throughout the buying process, sticks to his words and happy to resolve issues when needed. David is also easy to reach and always contactable. Would recommend David to friends, colleagues etc. "

JNovember, 2017

LimehouseStratford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" I found David to be one of the best agents that I have used. He was always contactable and responded quickly to any questions without the need to be chased. He was also very helpful and patient with me while I decided on a property. Would certainly recommend David and use him again. "

TerryNovember, 2017

LimehouseStratford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" David is just fantastic, very proactive and responsive. We took a bit of time deciding on the property and asked to see it several times. David was always very accomodating and happy to schedule the viewings for us at the most suitable time. During the buying process everything was just perfect. We never had to chase. We both highly reccommend David and will use his help again. "

AlonaOctober, 2017

LimehouseStratford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" The team at Franklyn James has been very professional and proactive. Lee was particularly helpful and always responded very promptly whenever we had any queries, which made our lives less stressful! A very satisfying experience overall in renting our flat. "

IonianOctober, 2017

LimehouseStratford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Friendly and professional team at Limehouse. Lee, Tristan and Gary Provided information promptly and addressed any queries swiftly. Would recommend. "

D JohnsonOctober, 2017

LimehouseStratford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Lee is really professional with quick response from beginning to the end and frequently provides advice wholeheartedly. I appreciate his assistance and the renting experience with his assistance is impressive and unforgettable. "

LSeptember, 2017

LimehouseStratford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" We had an amazing experience with Franklyn James, and especially with Tristan and Gary, who supported us from the flat searching to the handover of the keys to our new flat.
Tristan was amazingly helpful with us, we had tons of questions about our prospective flat and he patiently answered all of our queries. He also followed our referencing process closely, so that this went through as quickly as possible. We couldn't have had a better experience!
Gary helped us through the signing of the contract and handover of the keys and we couldn't be more satisfied with the service we received.
We would definitely recommend Franklyn James to all prospective tenants, they are a extremely helpful, professional, caring and super efficient. "

LIndaSeptember, 2017

LimehouseStratford estate & letting agents - testimonial

" Franklyn James did an excellent job letting out my flat in Limehouse. I had previously used Foxtons but I feel their standard have dropped recently and think this is likely because they do not have an office which focuses exclusively on the Limehouse area. Franklyn James do and it shows as they really seem to understand the area and the value proposition of my property.

It is also worth noting that the level of service they provide is very high, both from the Sales team but also Property Management and Accounts Management. Swift and accurate responses at all times. "

BenSeptember, 2017