About Newham

Situated just three miles from the city, Newham takes in much of London's revitalised docklands. It includes City Airport, the ExCeL international exhibition centre and luxury homes overlooking the Thames.

The borough is at the centre of London's plans for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Games will see an 80,000-seater stadium built in Stratford - which will also be at the heart of a prestigious new development, Stratford City, comprising 4,500 new homes, nearly half a million square metres of office space, hotels, schools and a shopping centre to rival any in the country.

Major regeneration schemes are also underway in other parts of Newham, including Canning Town and West Ham. And there's still plenty of space for more development - the largest available city site in Europe.

It's not just the shining new buildings and facilities that make the borough a happening place. Newham has the youngest and most diverse population in the UK. More than 40 per cent of the 254,000 people in Newham are under 25 years old and more than 100 languages are spoken locally - from Albanian to Zhuang. All of which makes for an exciting area rich in culture, flavour and atmosphere where local people take great pride in being part of a global village.

The borough's youthful vigour and creativity has fused with the traditional East End values of warmth, friendliness, community spirit and good humour to make Newham a welcoming place with a unique character.

Newham London Run 2011


Sunday 27 March 2011


Newham, London

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