About the area
Newham is located in the heart of London's historic Docklands. With extensive rail links through Stratford station and London City Airport overlooking the docks, the borough is a travel hub to the rest of the UK and beyond. Historic attractions of the area include the Royal Docks, built in the 1850s, which stretch from one side of Newham to the other and enclose the country's largest area of dock water. The Thames Barrier is also located within the borough. It is the second largest ever of its kind, built at a cost of over £400 million. Additional attractions include Abbey Mills Pumping Station — an important example of Victorian industrial architecture — as well as Newham City Farm and the internationally acclaimed Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Newham is one of the biggest London boroughs and at the same time one of the poorest ones. The population of the area is largely represented by various minority groups. Thus, a person can enjoy cultural diversity here to the fullest.
Newham has a lot to offer for its dwellers. For example, let’s take a look at Stratford – a popular district in Newham. The regeneration of this area started on the threshold of the Olympic Games in 2012. In particular, the Olympic village was based here. Today, local authorities have converted it into a new residential district – East Village, with its own shops and restaurants.
In this area, you can find such unique attractions as XIX century pub of King Edward VII, St. John Church, and Observation tower Arcelor Mittal Orbit. Besides, the campus of the East London University is located in Stratford, which makes it a student district as well.
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