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A locals' guide to E17

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

Stan Fung

"There's nothing you can't buy from Walthamstow Market, the longest outdoor street market in Europe."

Stan Fung

"Tottenham has seen so much regeneration recently, yet retains its history and green spaces."

Oliver Venn

What is your favourite place?

Where do E17 locals go?

The Mall

Plenty of well known high street stores and food outlets under one roof.


Fresh Indian cuisine served as a buffet. A restaurant with both style and substance.


This restaurant in a converted ballroom has a varied menu of hearty British meals with a foodie twist.

William Morris Gallery

As well as showcasing Morris's works, you can also learn about the wider art world through exhibitions and workshops.

Empire Cinemas

The largest independently owned cinema in the UK, it's a good place to hang out with your friends and enjoy a movie.

Queen's Arms

A pub in Walthamstow Village that's always vibrant and buzzing; a great place to meet friends for Sunday lunch.

The Village

Recently reopened, this pub is a great place to enjoy a drink sitting on a lovely, comfy sofa in the garden.

Walthamstow Market

The perfect place to find fresh fruit and veg alongside a variety of shops and small mediterranean restaurants.

Mother's Ruin Gin Palace

A lovely range of gin cocktails made with any gin you can possibly think of!

Turtle Bay

Great place for drinks and Caribbean food, where the customer service is impeccable and the decor inside is really nice.

God's Own Junkyard

Enough to brighten any overcast day... Head over to this warehouse for a sensory overload. A crazy feast of colours with store signs and lights, it's a truly hipster place!

The Village Bakery

Great for al fresco breakfasts and lunch in the heart of the village and they do a mean BBQ Pork Bap Special!

Aura Rosa

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

Wildcard Brewery Tap Bar

A beautifully simple place with beers brewed on site. A lovely laid back feel with the occasional live band playing!

Lee Valley Ice Centre

A fantastic place to hang out with your friends and have a good time ice skating or playing ice hockey. You can also book ice skating lessons for a reasonable price.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Walthamstow, Higham Hill, Leyton, Clapton, Leytonstone, Tottenham, Stoke Newington, Wanstead, Homerton and Hackney

What do you love about E17?

Why do you find E17 a great place to live?

Local resident

"Walthamstow Village is definitely one of the best urban villages in London. Here, you can find fantastic schools, pubs and restaurants, an abundance of groups for babies and children and a real sense of community. Just outside the village, we now have The Scene development which has brought a cinema back to the area along with a number of great chain restaurants."

March 2015


"Walthamstow is a friendly, diverse place with everything a young family needs - good parks, playgrounds, loads of groups and activities - as well as independent coffee shops and businesses. It has a genuine community spirit, and is an easy place to call home. Check out the homegrown art trail, or the annual Garden Party in Lloyd Park."

March 2015


"Lloyds Park is definately the best part of Walthamstow. A stones throw from Lloyds Park and the award winning William Morris Museum. Its a great place to visit with family or friends. The play area is suitable for all ages and the new cafe is wonderful. Only a short walk away from the hustle and bustle of the market, Lots of lovely cafes and shops for all ages. The new cinema and food outlets has made Walthamstow even more wel... more

February 2015


"Walthamstow is close to central London, the buses take me anywhere and the have the choice of 3 train services: Overground Barking to Gospel oak; underground Walthamstow to Brixton and St Jame st to Liverpool st."

January 2015


"Living in Walthamstow is very existing because is not expensive but close to centre of the capital."

January 2015

Local resident

"I moved to Walthamstow Village from Islington over 15 years ago and have never looked back. It's hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the main town centre - you wouldn't even know it was there. I can honestly say it has everything, a great community spirit, wonderful bars, restaurants and pubs, plus some lovely period properties - including quaint cottages. It's a unique place to live because you are only a st... more

May 2014

Local resident

"Transport links in Walthamstow are great."

January 2013


What do you like about E17?

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"The name Walthamstow is derived from "place where guests are welcome" and appears in the Domesday Book as Wilcumestou. It remains to this day a very friendly place!"

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Child-friendly activities near E17

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

Acting Bugs-Walthamstow

The peterhouse Centre
Acting Bugs classes are weekly drama sessions carefully devised so the parent/carer can join in alongside the child. The sessions are themed half termly and incorporate an ongoing story which includes singing, movement, puppets, props and improvisation. Website

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

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

Grasshoppers in the Park

Outreach The session is publicised locally and children are free to come and explore the nursery and participate in any of the activities which take place. These usually include arts and crafts and our very popular music sessions with our two visiting artists; multi instrumentalist Jorge the Music Man and Holly from Tiny Tempo. Website

Stay and Play

Clapton Park Childrens Centre
These session are for parents carers and children, each stay & play targets specific age groups. Come along and have some fun with your children. Learn activities that you can use at home. Watch your child develop and make new friends. Make a My Journey Book to record your child's development. Website

Stay and Play - Hackney

Fernbank Children's Centre
Great toys for children aged 6 months to 3 years, light refreshments and an opportunity to get to know other parents. Stay & Play sessions provided for children aged between 0 and 5 years old. Website
  1. About E17

    E17 is the postcode district in East London incorporating the areas of Walthamstow, Upper Walthamstow. The local authority covering E17 is Waltham Forest. The postcode area does not cover all of east London; the remainder is covered by the RM (Romford) and IG postcode areas.

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