A premier footballing heritage in Upton Park

This urban area of Newham in east London is centred on Green Street, the boundary between West Ham and East Ham. Upton Park is known for being the former ground of West Ham United before they moved to the Nearby London Stadium in 2016. The Boleyn Ground has now been demolished to make way for an East End village of 700 homes.

The area has great transport links, with Upton Park, Plaistow and East Ham Tube stations all close to one another.

Walk the Greenway

Just as New York has the High Line, London has the Greenway, a green walkway above one of the city’s major sewers that goes to the Olympic Park in Stratford. Don’t be put off by the sewers - the walk is a lot nicer than you might think.

The Greenway links several green spots, from the Lea River at the edge of Hackney to the East London Cemetery and East Ham Nature Reserve, where you can find trees that are over 100 years old.

Soak up the atmosphere at Queen’s Market

Not only is Queen’s one of London’s most diverse markets, it’s also one of the cheapest, and very popular with chefs and foodies. It’s also the former workplace of YouTube sensation the £1 Fish Man. You’ll find it right next to Upton Park underground station on vibrant Green Street with its thriving independent shops, cafes and restaurants.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near Upton Park? Try Travelodge London Stratford Hotel, Travelodge London Docklands Hotel or Travelodge London Barking Hotel.