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
Where do Bushwood locals go?
Situated in Leytonstone Village near Bushwood, this pub has a food menu with a Thai twist and a beer garden out the back.
Submitted by Natalie
Best place for a lazy brunch. Proper platefuls and superb salads and Sunday roasts.
Submitted by Ava
Love the coconut-infused southern Indian flavours. Friendliest service and the mixed grills and Dosas are to die for.
Submitted by Owen
Funky vibe, Shoreditch-y look with in house tuk tuk. Serves excellent soft shell crab and the noodles are fabulous.
Submitted by Joel
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.
Submitted by Marcin
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!
Submitted by Sally-Anne
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.
Submitted by Maria
A fantastic green open space situated between Forest Gate, Manor Park and Aldersbrook.
Submitted by Natalie
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.
Submitted by Charlotte
Cafe du Metro
Fresh pastries and amazing cakes, as well as great customer service.
Submitted by Gintare
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.
Submitted by Stan
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.
Submitted by Natalie
Serving afternoon tea on a Sunday at Mother's Ruin Gin Palace, I recommend the Guinness cake!
Submitted by Jacob
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. "
"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."
"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) "
"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. "
"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
"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
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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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