Venue & useful information



Please use the interactive map above to locate all key points mentioned on our guide below.



Here East is located in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and invites innovators, disruptors, visionaries and like-minded people to share – and participate – in the making of game-changing innovations. UCL’s new space at Here East is a unique collaboration between The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment and the Faculty of Engineering Science.



Nearest tubes:

  • Hackney Wick station:(Overground): this is approximately a 10-minute walk to Here East and has good connections to Stratford and Highbury & Islington in central London.
  • Stratford Underground station: (Central line, Jubilee line, Overground, DLR and National rail services) – this station is approximately a 25-minute walk to Here East or a 5 min bus ride with an available free shuttle. You can connect to rail services outside of London or underground services into central London.
  • Stratford International Station: Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and Southeastern High-Speed services.

Nearest buses:

  • The Here East shuttle bus operates from Here East to Stratford International and Stratford station. You must have a Here East work pass to access the bus or state you are a UCL visitor. Bus stops are Stratford international bus stop E and Stratford City bus stop X.Monday to Friday every 5 min (7 am – 11 pm). Saturday every 15 min (9 am to 6 pm).
  • The 388 buses operate from Here East to Stratford and into central London via Hackney. It also stops at the Copper Box Arena and the London Aquatics Centre.
  • The 26, 236, 276 and 339 buses also operate a few minutes from Here East.

More information about transportation can be found in Transport for London website or Citymapper app.



  • The Stratford
/ Get to the venue through free shuttle service.
  • Premier Inn Stratford / Get to the venue through free shuttle service.
  • The Moxy London Stratford / Get to the venue through Westfield-Stratford Link Bridge and free shuttle service.
  • The Westbridge Hotel / Get to the venue through Westfield-Stratford Link Bridge and free shuttle service.
  • Travel Lodge London Stratford / Get to the venue with a 17 min walk, then go through Westfield-Stratford Link Bridge and take the free shuttle service.
  • The East London Hotel/ Get to the venue through Bethnal Green Underground Station (Central Line), get down in Stratford and take the free shuttle service.

For further accommodation options, please visit:

AirBnB options, Travel Stay, Trivago, or Couch Surfing



BT Sport Canteen, located next door to UCL.



Street Food Trucks in the Yard at Here East, offer a tasty range of food.
Il Peperone Piccante serves up delicious Italian pizzas from their food truck based in the Yard.


Here East canal-side complex offers the closest array of cafes and restaurants:

  • Breakfast Club, it’s big, bright & serves up a banging brunch.
  • Mother opened its doors in 2016 with the aim to bring everyone organic, eco conscious food that doesn’t cost the planet.
  • Randy’s Wing Bar is an award winning gourmet Chicken Wing restaurant and bar.
  • Four Quarters team bring a winning combination of nostalgic arcade games and craft beer to Hackney Wick.
  • Gotto Trattoria serves a daily-changing menu of pizza, hand-rolled pasta, quality British fish and meat and seasonal Italian ingredients.
  • Shanes is a contemporary restaurant that showcases seasonal Britain.
  • Saint Espresso enjoy an all day brunch menu, take-away lunches and locally roasted coffee.


Hackney Wick Canal side restaurants are good for evening drinks or dinner:

  • Crate Brewery is a great place for craft ales, wine and pizza
  • Grow is a bar, kitchen and creative space in Hackney Wick.
  • Number 90 is a bar and restaurant with food available between 12-9.30 PM.
  • Barge East, get delicious food and drink on a boat.


Restaurants on the outskirts of the park are all an approximately 5-minute walk from Here East:

  • The Old Bath offers fresh lunches, teas and coffees and a cosy place to meet.
  • Pearl serves food after 10 am and coffees and teas from 9 am.
  • HWK coffee bar is next to Hackney Wick Station.
  • Howling Hops Brewery and Tank Bar, home of the UK’s first-ever dedicated tank bar.
  • Beer merchants tap, is a craft beer bar that also serves filter coffees and a selection of Canton teas.
  • Westfield Stratford City food court it’s just a 5 min quick ride with the shuttle.


More options to eat and drink can be found at East Village, the former London 2012 Athlete’s Village.



Explore Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and have a look at its iconic venues from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games such as:

  • ArcelorMittal Orbit
  • London Aquatic centre
  • Lee Valley Velopark
  • London Stadium

Download the Park Map


Westfield Stratford city shopping centre.


Lea River Park is the name given to six new parks which together connect Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to the Royal Docks and the River Thames, It takes approximately an hour to walk the entire park and it also includes cycle paths.


More of East London:

  • Victoria Park
, is one of London’s favourite open spaces where you can also find pubs and restaurants in its surroundings, such as The Pavilion Café.
  • V&A Museum of Childhood Victoria and Albert Museum in Bethnal Green. The nearest tube stations are Bethnal Green and Cambridge Heath.
  • Columbia Road Flower Market. visit this floral market on Sundays from 8 am to 3 pm. The nearest station is Hoxton.
  • Roman Road Market, a traditional market in Bow that happens on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The nearest tube stations are Mile End and Bow Road DLR.
  • Shoreditch street art and Brick Lane Market, visit the market on Sundays for antiques or just visit the shops and walk through its streets full of creative art.
  • Old Spitalfields Market, it is one of the finest surviving Victorian Market Halls in the capital, visit this for its shops and general arts and craft market.