Mrs Claus’ Kitchen

On Saturday 16th December, children helped Mrs Claus in her kitchen and decorated some yummy gingerbread men and Christmas cookies.

Families also joined in with her Christmas carols as she performed throughout the day!

Santa’s Arrival

Santa Claus flew onto Central Square on his sleigh on Saturday 9th December and met the children of Stratford with his cheeky elves. St John’s Church choir also performed on the mall spreading Christmas cheer!

Elf Yourself

On Saturday we had a very special workshop where young shoppers could become a fully certified elf for the day and shoppers could take part in the dancing head station!

There was a lot of festive fun at Stratford Shopping Centre, and you can view some of the photos from the day in our Gallery.

Christmas Lights Switch On

We had a whale of a time at our annual Christmas Lights Switch On! What about you?

Did you come down and enjoy the entertainment? TAG yourself in our Facebook pictures HERE!

We had performances from headliners 2017 X-Factor finalists Jack & Joe.

Plus musical hits from Angels Bandits, Character Appearances from Beauty and the Beast, Minions, Storm-troopers and more!

Rethink Remembrance

We teamed up with The Royal British Legion to ask you to#RethinkRemembrance and what the poppy means to you.

Each day over the weekend of Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November, we asked you to write message, attach it to a poppy and add the poppy to our giant remembrance wall.

So many of you came down on the day that we raised a massive £2,066 for the Royal British Legion!

Thank you to everyone who came  along and helped contribute to this wonderful cause over the weekend.

To find out more about the Royal British Legion head here, or to see our pictures visit our Gallery here.


Customer Service Desk

Need help while you’re at the Centre?

Head over to our new Customer Service Desk near the Amazon Lockers on the South Mall, where will be available to answer your questions and provide you with information about Stratford Shopping Centre.

Who You Gonna Call?

We had such a great time at our Who You Gonna Call Event on Saturday 28th October! Shoppers where able to join in the ghost hunt around Stratford Shopping Centre and become a real life Ghost Buster and help rid Stratford of any ghosts that found their way in!

Not only this, a real life Ghostbuster Car made its way into the centre and shoppers where encouraged to take pictures!

Head to our Facebook Page for pictures of the event!

MoneyWorks at Stratford

Funded by Newham London Council, you can now buy directly from a store of your choice by taking out a loan with MoneyWorks. You can then repay for the loan in manageable, affordable weekly installments.

You can now provide the essentials for your home in 4 easy steps:

  1. Choose the item of your choice from the store of your choice
  2. Visit MoneyWorks to apply for a loan
  3. Purchase the item once you receive the money in your bank
  4. Repay the loan in affordably weekly installments

Newham MoneyWorks is located at:

Unit 61-62 in the Centre!

You can also contact MoneyWorks on 020 8430 2041, visit their website here or email

Kids Club Launch

We had a truly fantastic time on Saturday at our Kids Club launch and we hope you enjoyed it too! We had a Giant Giraffe and Explorer, Gorillas roaming around, Free Jungle Crafts, a very special Bug Trail, a LIVE Bug Show and Makenna the Monkey made an appearance.

You can sign up to the Kids Club here:

Missed the launch? Don’t worry. By signing up online you can keep up to date with all things Stratford!

Some of our other events included:

  • FREE Animal themed crafts for young visitors where they can make their own frog character.
  • A very special bush tucker trial. Are you brave enough to plunge your hands into the gooey and dark box and see what you can discover?

One Great Day

On Saturday 17th June, we definitely had One Great Day of fun in the sun watching shoppers and their children take part in One Great Day. Everything from the inflatable assault course, the inflatable hungry hippo, the hook-a-duck, face painting and the coconut shy were a big success and helped us raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital and Children’s Charity. We saw many young shoppers win prizes by hooking a winning duck or knocking down those hard to hit coconuts and we saw some great transformations into princesses or monsters over at the face painting station.

Thank you to everyone who came and helped us to fund raise, we will be announcing how much we raised once we have counted it all. Thank you for your generosity and if you have any pictures of your own we would love to see them. Head over to our Facebook page to share them with us and to see more of our snaps form the day. You might even see one of yourself!

To read more about Great Ormond Street Hospital and the work you helped to fund click here.