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Forest Gate

Residential reverie – close to the Olympic Village and Wanstead Flats

"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

"'Robert' the steam engine was restored for the 2012 Olympics and has become a permanent fixture outside Stratford Station."

Joshua Mugume

What is your favourite place?

Where do Forest Gate locals go?

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.


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


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

Pie Republic

Great traditional pie and mash.

Vijay's Chawalla

A down to earth vegetarian Indian restaurant, with tasty, inexpensive, healthy and authentic food.

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.

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.

Stoney Hill

Pound for pound the best Caribbean food in the area and great value for money!

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.

Wanstead Flats

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


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!

Golden Grove

Really convenient for work and the service is great too!

Sawmill Cafe

Great cakes and coffee.


Traditional fish and chips and authentic pizza served in this Italian family-run takeaway.


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

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Upton, Maryland, Plashet, Leytonstone, Aldersbrook, Manor Park, Plaistow, Upton Park, Stratford and West Ham

What do you love about Forest Gate?

Why do you find Forest Gate a great place to live?


"Lovely community spirit, small village feel in the big city!"

August 2016


"Green Street is the buzzing multicultural heart of Forest Gate. Great fun to live here, with excellent transport links. I have an apartment with my own garden at an affordable price. Love it!"

October 2015


"A great place to live. Affordable Victorian properties and Wanstead Flats on your doorstep. Some decent coffee shops opening on Woodgrange Road. Definitely an area on the up!"

May 2013


"Reasonably priced housing in a great location only 13 minutes by train from Liverpool Street. The green spaces of Wanstead Flats are great for running and walking and Stratford for shopping, cinema, restaurants etc. is only a 15 minute walk. The high street is improving slowly and with Crossrail on the way, it can only get better. "

October 2012


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"Penny Brookes Street in Stratford is named after a nineteenth century doctor who was central in getting PE placed on schools' curriculum."

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Child-friendly activities near Forest Gate

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

NCT Movers & Cruisers

Movers and Cruisers is a parent / carer and baby group for mobile babies and toddlers. Every week we meet up, normally on a Thursday morning, and head somewhere so our children can romp about and let off steam (and we can chat and catch up). Website

Movers & Cruisers

Movers and Cruisers is a parent / carer and baby group for mobile babies and toddlers. Every week we meet up, normally on a Thursday morning, and head somewhere so our children can romp about and let off steam (and we can chat and catch up). Website

Once There Was, The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers

Discover Children’s Story Centre,
Explore Oliver Jeffers' magical worlds in an interactive exhibition bringing his fabulous picture books to life. Play in your favourite scenes from How to Catch a Star, Up and Down, Lost and Found and The Way Back Home. Take a trip to the seaside, row a boat, make friends with a penguin, and listen to a story. Website
  1. About Forest Gate

    Forest Gate is a residential area in the London Borough of Newham, 7 miles northeast of Charing Cross. It is bordered by Manor Park to the east and to the west lies Stratford town centre. Forest Gate is 1.5 miles east of Westfield Stratford City and the 2012 Olympic Park. The northern half of the busy Green Street runs through it and from 2018 it will have a Crossrail station. The Woodgrange Estate Conservation Area is a residential area with predominantly double-fronted Victorian three and four bedroomed houses built between 1887 and 1892. To the north of the railway running through Forest Gate is the "village" with terraced streets named for the Oxford Martyrs (including Latimer, Ridley and Cranmer) running up to the open spaces of Wanstead Flats.

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