The light the Olympic torch will throw on the East End will shine long after the 2012 Games are over. After years of planning and a staggering £9 billion investment, the Olympic Park (right) has been created with huge benefits for the surrounding area.
As well as improved transport links to central London and thousands of new homes, there are parks, schools, hotels and Europe’s largest urban shopping centre, ensuring that these neighbourhoods will continue to thrive long after the closing ceremony.
We take a property tour, from Stratford town centre to the reinvigorated Bow Back Rivers and find six impressive homes, ranging from good-value first-time buyer flats to luxury penthouses with views across the stadium to Canary Wharf.
£265,000: one-bedroom flat at Island House, Three Mill Lane, London E3
£430,500: Bow Quarter, Fairfield Road, London E3
£550,000: Fairfield Road, London E3
£150,000 for a 75 per cent share of a one-bedroom flat: High Street, London E15
£595,000: Gerry Raffles Square, London E15
£245,000: Windmill Lane, Stratford, London E15