East village flats with Mad Men style

Live a javelin's throw from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford from just £310 a week.
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Gym bunnies who want to rent can live a javelin’s throw from the splendid Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which has just reopened fully to the public along with other Games venues in Stratford that captured the world’s attention two years ago.

A new batch of homes has been unveiled, pictured, with Sixties Mad Menstyle interiors by designer Wayne Hemingway and they come with fee-free lettings contracts.

The park is a giant back garden for residents at East Village, London’s newest neighbourhood, a purposebuilt “rental estate” that even has its own postcode, E20. Rents start at £310 a week for one-bedroom apartments and rise to £550 a week for four-bedroom townhouses for sharers and families. There are no service charges and the only extras are utility bills.
Tenants can sign up for three years, rather than the customary 12 months, and there are rent discounts for longer-term residents. The package includes free broadband and evening and weekend phone calls plus half-price offers on Sky TV. The Hemingway interiors focus on British manufacturers and vintage brands such as G Plan, with the aim of supporting the Olympics legacy. East Village is owned and managed by Get Living London, which says renters in the 20-40 age bracket are the mainstay of this new community, with City, West End and Canary Wharf commuters looming large.

Stratford has great connections, with Jubilee and Central Tube lines, the Docklands Light Railway and Overground trains, plus the highspeed service linking to St Pancras in seven minutes, and to the Kent coast. Call 020 3701 7900.

There are short footpaths from East Village to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which has parklands and play areas, promenades and wetlands, along with cafés and new “interactive trails”.

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