A booming East London area located 7 miles (approx. 11km) north-east of central London, Stratford went global as the location for the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. 10 centuries ago, Stratford was a vast farming area close to the River Lea. It was supplying London with agricultural goods well up until middle of the 19th century. In the last decade, Stratford has emerged as a major commercial, retail, education and employment East London hub perfectly positioned for both finance centres: the City of London and Canary Wharf. The infrastructure investments in Stratford resulted in its superb connectivity with the rest of London and the country. As a result, the area is one of the most dynamic parts of London delivering multiple, new homes housing projects attracting investors from the UK and abroad.