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Walthamstow and surrounding areas

A locals' guide to Walthamstow and surrounding areas

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

Stan Fung

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

Stan Fung

"It's a great day out at the home of Tottenham Hotspur, White Hart Lane."

Katy Brookes

What is your favourite place?

Where do Walthamstow and surrounding areas locals go?

The Village

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


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

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!

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.


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

Turtle Bay

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

Walthamstow Market

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

Wildcard Brewery Tap Bar

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

Mother's Ruin Gin Palace

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

William Morris Gallery

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

The Mall

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


Fabulous steak and a vibrant atmosphere - just as good as the sister restaurant in Clerkenwell.

The Haberdashery

A beautiful, vintage-style café serving yummy cakes and proper coffee. Great for brunch.

Aura Rosa

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

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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

Magic Box

Clissold House,
Weekly drama and storytelling sessions for tots who want to fly to the moon, dig for treasure or just hear some fun stories! This is an interactive session where children follow a character into a themed adventure where they can role-play, sing and move around the imaginary space. It involves listening, speaking, spatial awareness and helps children understand simple instructions in a structured, yet fluid, environment. 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

Turtle Tots-The Brook

The Brook
Hello, we are Lisa & Caroline, two graduates who rose to Director level at large organisations within the fashion world. Having always loved swimming, we didn't think twice when the opportunity arose for us to be part of the Turtle Tots family and deliver our service to London. Coming from a world that was very strategic, we knew that our next goal would be life changing and needed to be something more personal and rewarding. We now run Turtle Tums Aqua Natal Yoga and Turtle Tots Baby and Toddler swimming classes across North London. We were inspired by Turtle Tots and the thought of providing a lifelong skill, as well as being able to influence the beginnings of a healthy start to life, whilst instilling water and safety confidence for both parent and child. Website

Stamford Hill Academy of Dance - SHAD

St Mary's Community Hall
Classes in Ballet, Tap and Modern Dance. We follow the I.S.T.D (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) syllabus in Classical Ballet, Tap and Modern and, when we feel they are ready, pupils are entered for the I.S.T.D's Graded Examinations. Website
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