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A peaceful, family-friendly locale bordered by parkland

"Perfect for commuters, Leytonstone is only five stops on the Central line from London Liverpool Street."

Joshua Mugume

"Stratford has become a shopping destination after the construction of the Westfield shopping centre."

Simon Hart

"The continued regeneration of the East of London since the Olympic games make Stratford a clever choice for homeowners wanting to purchase in the right spot, at the right time..."

Joshua Mugume

What is your favourite place?

Where do Aldersbrook locals go?

Wanstead Park

Home to a variety of wildlife, Wanstead Park and its pond are fantastic on a lazy Sunday; take a stroll and feed the ducks and geese.

Golden Fleece

A hidden gem in Forest Gate Village overlooking Wanstead Flats, this pub has recently undergone a full refurbishment and has a huge beer garden at the rear.

Wanstead Flats

A fantastic green open space situated between Forest Gate, Manor Park and Aldersbrook.


This cafe next to Wanstead Park Station makes a great cappuccino!

North Star

Situated in Leytonstone Village near Bushwood, this pub has a food menu with a Thai twist and a beer garden out the back.

Corner Kitchen

Fantastic family orientated cafe serving unique stone baked pizzas, homemade cakes and featuring a basement playground with dedicated activities throughout the week for under 5's. Great place to take babies and toddlers.

Little Saigon

Funky vibe, Shoreditch-y look with in house tuk tuk. Serves excellent soft shell crab and the noodles are fabulous.

The Red Lion

Awesome pub with a beer garden, a great vibe, great people and a DJ on Friday and Saturday nights. It's also very close to Leytonstone Underground Station.

San Marino

Best place for a lazy brunch. Proper platefuls and superb salads and Sunday roasts.


Love the coconut-infused southern Indian flavours. Friendliest service and the mixed grills and Dosas are to die for.

Wanstead Farmers' Market

Great locally produced food. Look out for TTaste street food serving freshly made gyoza (Chinese dumplings) served with TTaste homemade chilli oil.


Authentic Sardinian food. The perfect hidden restaurant - although it recently got 5 stars and a whole page in The Evening Standard so now everyone knows about it!

Pie Republic

Great traditional pie and mash.

London Fish Bazaar

This excellent fish shop buys in their fish from Billingsgate Market. They cater for a variety of cultures, with a range of exotic fish.


A fantastic Asian confectionary shop selling both sweet and savoury treats on Green Street, close to Upton Park Underground Station.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Manor Park, Wanstead, Forest Gate, Leytonstone, Plashet, Ilford, Upton, Maryland, Upton Park and Leyton

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Why do you find Aldersbrook a great place to live?

Local resident

"Largely undiscovered probably due to the fact it is surrounded by Wanstead Park and Wanstead Flats. The setting can easily fool you into thinking that you are far away from the metropolis however this is an illusion. It’s a very convenient location just a 10 minute drive from Stratford, and 30 minutes from Wanstead Station to Oxford Street soon to be made even quicker with the arrival of Cross Rail at Manor Park station. The h... more

December 2013


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Child-friendly activities near Aldersbrook

Acting Bugs-Wanstead

Acting Bugs specialises in early years drama and has over ten years experience in teaching young children and toddlers. We use puppets, bubbles, sensory props and stories to ignite your little one's imagination whilst developing confidence and focus in a safe and friendly environment. Website

NCT Leytonstone Bumps and Babies

The Red Lion Leytonstone
It's a chance to meet other mums & dads in the area for an informal chat. The pub serves food and drinks. All welcome. When: Third Friday of every month Website

Just Kidding Chorus

Wanstead United Reformed Church,
The Just Kidding Chorus is a feel-good choir for parents with babies in tow, and is directed by Mich Sampson ably assisted / hindered by her baby, Penny! Mich is an experienced choir director who specialises in working with adult beginners and makes sure everyone has a great time. Website

The Rabbit Hole

The Rabbit Hole
The magic of Alice in Wonderland has arrived in Lincoln in the form of a new tea room in Lincoln. Expect to find the beloved characters from the novel painted on the walls with creative décor throughout and a range of food and drink based around the book!

Baby Dance

Stratford Circus
This popular class provides babies with a movement, sensory, rhythmical experience in a playful environment supported by their parent or carer. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Website

Glee Club

Stratford Circus,
If you love acting, singing and performing, this club is for you and all levels of experience are welcome. Glee Club members take part in singing and songwriting workshops, dance master-classes, drama games and exercises, and create their very own productions and sharings for friends and family to enjoy. Website

Toddler Jam-Music and Movement

Stratford Circus,
Calling all toddler musicians and their grown ups! Nori, on the guitar, will take you on a journey through the world of music from Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to Twist & Shout. This music and movement session includes dancing and jamming to child-friendly versions of reggae, folk, pop, rock 'n' roll and world music classics. It's slightly alternative, slightly crazy and completely energetic! Come along and join in the fun! Website
  1. About Aldersbrook

    Aldersbrook is the name given to an Edwardian housing estate in North-East London. It is named after the Alders Brook, a small tributary of the River Roding. It is bound by Aldersbrook Road to the south, Bush Wood to the west, Wanstead Park to the north, and the City of London Cemetery and Crematorium to the east. It is wholly in the London Borough of Redbridge, and borders Waltham Forest and Newham. One half of Aldersbrook is in the postcode district of E11, the other in E12. Aldersbrook is surrounded on all sides by open space or parkland, making it a desirable "leafy" place to live in an otherwise dense urban area of London. Northumberland Avenue and Aldersbrook Road, in particular, have housing frontage built on one side of the road, affording views of Wanstead Park and Wanstead Flats, respectively, to the properties there.

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