Open House Festival

Stratford art and culture trail


Pudding Mill Lane, E15 2RU

Discover another side to Stratford beyond the regeneration narratives on this Art and Culture Trail featuring intriguing forgotten histories alongside contemporary stories reflected in the area's public art, local monuments and heritage buildings.

Getting there


Pudding Mill Lane


D8, 425, 108, 25

Additional travel info

The tour begins at the street level concourse of Pudding Mill Lane DLR station and ends near to Stratford Station.



About the tour

Stratford has a depth of cultural and social history and this walk leads with the idea that London 2012 was just the most recent event in many centuries of change. Beginning at Pudding Mill Lane and ending at Stratford station, discover industrial histories from porcelain to printing to perfume. Find out about some of the legacies of transport infrastructure that defined Stratford as a railway landscape. Learn about local communities and how these have been affected by changes to housing policy and development proposals. From Art Deco to contemporary art and sculpture, the Stratford Art and Culture trail interprets the art and architecture that you will see on the walk to explain change and appreciate how the past continues to contribute to Stratford’s current sense of place.

About the guide

Anthony Palmer is a photographer and educator who has lived and worked in Stratford for over fifteen years. He has seen the changes that have taken place since the London 2012 Olympics and also spent five years working with the Olympic Delivery Authority on the photography of the Park. Anthony's tours use photography to explain and illustrate aspects of the city while also bringing unique and personal insights from his local knowledge and experience.

Golden Key Academy

This tour is led by a participant of Open City’s Golden Key Academy – a course training up insightful and engaging guides dedicated to explaining London and bringing its many stories to life. It is part of a wider collection of tour events created by Golden Key Academy guides for the Open House Festival celebrating their conclusion of the eight month course.
Further information on the Golden Key Academy can be found here

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