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Upper Leytonstone

A locals' guide to Upper Leytonstone

"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

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

Stan Fung

What is your favourite place?

Where do Upper Leytonstone locals go?

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.

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.


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.

Marmelo Kitchen

Great food and an ever-changing menu,

Aura Rosa

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

Mother's Ruin Gin Palace

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

Wildcard Brewery Tap Bar

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

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!


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!

The Village

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


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

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!

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

What do you love about Upper Leytonstone?

Why do you find Upper Leytonstone a great place to live?


"Good transport links, a growing community and close to Epping Forest too!"

October 2016

Local resident

"So close to Central Line stations yet one minute walk to Epping Forest. Good local (I.e. corner) shops, forever open, only minutes from the High Road with more shops, restaurants, pubs, etc. Nice Victorian/Edwardian houses (some split into flats), easy access to the Essex countryside and the motorway network. What more could you ask for? "

May 2013

Local resident

"Upper Leytonstone is a hidden gem. There are lots large houses on tree-lined streets full of friendly families. Hollow Ponds is across the road and great for walking the dog or rowing on the boating lake. The primary and secondary schools are very good, including Leytonstone School, which is situated in Upper Leytonstone. It's a very liberal place with a strong community made up of people from many different backgrounds. T... more

July 2012


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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 Upper Leytonstone

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-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

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

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

NCT Coffee Mornings

Waitrose cafe
We have coffee mornings planned WEEKLY and hosted by Janine. They will be at Waitrose cafe 92-96 High Street South Woodford E18 2NA. Please join us from 9.45am For more info please contact: nct_redbridge_parents@yahoo.co.uk Website
  1. About Upper Leytonstone

    Upper Leytonstone is a quiet residential area of mostly Victorian properties situated between Whipps Cross Road, Leytonstone High Street, and one of the southernmost parts of Epping Forest.

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