Zone 3 consists of a rather narrow stretch of land that is between 4 and 8 miles away from central London (Piccadilly Circus). There are 19 local authorities in the territory covered by Zone 3, and these include Ealing, Islington, Newham, Haringey, Wandsworth, Lewisham, Waltham Forest, Barnet, parts of Tower Hamlets, Hounslow, Bromley, Brent, Greenwich, Lambeth, Merton, Croydon, Southwark, and Richmond upon Thames. As a whole, this area is mainly residential, although local high streets have remained busy commercial hubs, particularly in areas like Wood Green, Walthamstow, Acton, Brent Cross, Dulwich, and Tooting.
The eastern end of Zone 3 underwent extensive development in preparation for the London Olympics. With nearly 2 million square feet of retail space, the shopping centre at Westfield Stratford City is one of the largest in Europe, and the surrounding area is popular with business in the hospitality and leisure industries. Further east, the area comprised between Canning Town and Beckton has benefited from the extension of the Docklands Light Railway and from extensive urban regeneration projects. The University of East London has one of its campuses here. The northern parts of Zone 3 include some large areas devoted to industrial and warehouse space, mainly in neighbourhoods like Tottenham (N17), Blackhorse Road (E17), Leytonstone (E11, E15), and Hendon (NW9).
In terms of transportation, the most important thing to note about Zone 3 is that London City airport is located in the eastern end of this area. The airport is often used by business travellers due to its proximity to Canary Wharf and to the City of London. The airport is well connected to other parts of the city by public transport, as local buses and Docklands Light Railway services operate from outside arrivals. Stratford station is another major transportation hub in Zone 3. The station is on the Jubilee and Central underground lines and also has rail links with Liverpool Street, Southend, Norwich, Ipswich, and Clapham Junction, where onward connections are available. In the future, Stratford will be served by Crossrail services. In addition, Tottenham Hale station has express train services to Stansted airport and to Liverpool Street.
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