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A pocket of parkland in North East London

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

Joshua Mugume

"The opening of the Overground line at Walthamstow Station has really boosted the area."

Stan Fung

"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 Bushwood locals go?

San Marino

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

Little Saigon

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

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.

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.


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


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!

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.

Wanstead Flats

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

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.

Marmelo Kitchen

Great food and an ever-changing menu,


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

Cafe du Metro

Fresh pastries and amazing cakes, as well as great customer service.

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.

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.

Aura Rosa

Serving afternoon tea on a Sunday at Mother's Ruin Gin Palace, I recommend the Guinness cake!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Leytonstone, Wanstead, Aldersbrook, Forest Gate, Leyton, Maryland, Manor Park, Stratford, Walthamstow and Upton

What do you love about Bushwood?

Why do you find Bushwood a great place to live?


"Hearing the bells of beautiful St John's Church in the heart of Bushwood, as I take Angelino, my Bichon Frise for his walk in the woods by Wanstead Flats. "

October 2016


"Being able to host friends for garden barbecues in real space and still be at my desk in Finsbury Square in 20 minutes every morning."

September 2016


"Cafes and restaurants are better (and cheaper) than more expensive parts of town. There's a really arty buzz going on in the Bushwood area of Leytonstone. Gorgeous Victorian houses lie right between town centre (and Central line tube) and the beautiful lakes of Wanstead Flats. And neighbours know each other. Real community going on. Wouldn't move if you paid me! :o) "

September 2016


"Bushwood gets better by the week. Never seen such a fast improving high street and the properties are gorgeous – Victorian houses on tree-lined streets. It's real London, the perfect bridge between urban and suburban. Knocks the socks off of so many areas and still remains amazing value. "

August 2016


"Bushwood is the best area of Leytonstone. I moved to London 5 years ago from Sweden. So happy I bought in Bushwood last year. Love it. It's right by the village with a beautiful church and next to stunning parkland called Wanstead Flats, with ponds and forest. Adore Dim Sum at Panda on Leytonstone High Street followed by pancakes at Sunflower Cafe. Yum. And I am at work in the City in fifteen minutes!! And not only in theo... more

April 2015


"Bushwood has everything. Wanstead Flats is as big as Hampstead Heath and on your doorstep. Leytonstone tube station is round the corner and the Central Line can have you in Oxford Street in half an hour. There are fab cakes in the Wild Goose Cafe, the Red Lion for lunch, The Olive for dinner... And with the Bushwood Area Residents Assoc (BARA) organising social events for neighbours, it is a massively friendly area. Won't ... more

February 2015


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"The first motor car built in Britain was by Frederick Bremer at his house in Walthmstow in 1892. The car currently sits in the Vestry House museum."

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Child-friendly activities near Bushwood

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

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

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

Tiny Time Music-The Hornbeam café

The Hornbeam Cafe
Bring your babies and toddlers to join Holly, Anita and Steven for a fun introduction to musical concepts, using singing, instrument playing, listening and dancing to music from classical traditions, contemporary music and music from around the world! Website

Tiny Time Music-Walthamstow Toy Library

Walthamstow Toy Library
Music classes for babies and toddlers in Stoke Newington and the surrounding area. Bring your babies and toddlers to join Holly, Anita and Steven for a fun introduction to musical concepts, using singing, instrument playing, listening and dancing to music from classical traditions, contemporary music and music from around the world! 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!

Bongalong Early Risers

St Mary’s Welcome Centre
Up early on a Saturday morning? Not allowed to go back to sleep? Head along to Bongalong Early Risers, a lively mix of singing, dancing, stories and games with some percussion fun too for children under five and their carers. £6 per child over 6 months. £10 for siblings under 5 Website
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