A locals' guide to E10
"With Epping Forest on the doorstep, you feel a million miles from the hustle and bustle of London..."Alexandra Lega
"A lovely place to relax or have a picnic, Epping Forest has a picturesque lake where you can hire a boat for £15 an hour."Natalie Mills
"The opening of the Overground line at Walthamstow Station has really boosted the area."Stan Fung
Where do E10 locals go?
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.
Submitted by Adam
Woodford Wine Room
A small and friendly wine shop. They even sell wine from a barrel if you bring your own bottle to fill up.
Submitted by John
Great Middle Eastern-style food, stunning venue and a fantastic atmosphere. Will certainly be going back! You can spend your whole evening here, as there's a cocktail bar with live music for pre or post-dinner drinks.
Submitted by Alexandra
Traditional food and a cosy atmosphere, this family-run pub is in a fantastic position on the edge of Epping Forest.
Submitted by Sue
Virgin Active, Repton Park
Not somewhere accessible to every local, but worth a mention all the same. The pool here is set within a converted church and is one of the most relaxing places to come and reflect upon your day...or just reflect on life.
Submitted by Kayleigh
Cafe du Metro
Fresh pastries and amazing cakes, as well as great customer service.
Submitted by Gintare
Fresh Indian cuisine served as a buffet. A restaurant with both style and substance.
Submitted by Stan
A pub in Walthamstow Village that's always vibrant and buzzing; a great place to meet friends for Sunday lunch.
Submitted by Magdalena
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
The best oven-fired pizzas. My partner lives for the Iskender from the Turkish section of the menu.
Submitted by Anders
This restaurant in a converted ballroom has a varied menu of hearty British meals with a foodie twist.
Submitted by Alastair
Plenty of well known high street stores and food outlets under one roof.
Submitted by Ioana
Recently reopened, this pub is a great place to enjoy a drink sitting on a lovely, comfy sofa in the garden.
Submitted by Ioana
Why do you find E10 a great place to live?
G R Potter
"I have lived in Leyton since 2002. I live on the Barclay Estate, in a 3 Bedroomed, 2 reception home with lots of original features. This is a unique terrace of houses as there are none like them any where on the estate, good sized garden and having Walthamstow and Leytonstone stations near by and of course the overground is a real blessing. The people on the demographics of this area is changing, where as one time there were a... more
What do you like about E10?
Did you know?
"In 1981, four boys found what they thought were bear prints in the snow on Hackney Marshes. After raising the alarm, the police came to scour the area but no 'beast' was found. To this day, we still do not know if the animal was real or if it was an elaborate hoax."
Child-friendly activities near E10
Toddler SenseThe Woollard Centre
Toddler Sense introduces a whole new world of adventure for toddlers and children. Great music, great equipment and great new ideas! Imagine climbing a snow mountain, going on safari, digging for fossils, swimming with dolphins and hunting for dinosaurs? Every week introduces a whole new adventure. The main emphasis is on mobility, excitement and adventure. It is a fast-moving, action-packed programme. Website
Mummies and Babies BalletWoodford Memorial Hall
A new class for new mums who are looking to get back into exercising whilst enjoying precious time with their new babies. You can wear your baby and have them join in the class, or they can just stay by the side in the room with us whilst Julia (and baby Thomas!) put you gently through your paces. £5.75 drop-in or 5 classes for £25 Website
Held once monthly is a one off commitment that gives your partner time to learn about the basics of baby care giving confidence and understanding in an area that for most men is completely unknown. In an informal and friendly environment make friends with other men in similar positions whilst gaining knowledge and confidence. Website
NCT Babes and Bumps and Toddlers - Monday group DunmowDourdan Pavillion
A wide variety of mums, members and non members meet at our 'turn up' group. We are often complimented on the fact that this is a very non clicky group and how welcome new mums are made to feel. £2 each family Website
NCT Weekly coffee mornings in Woodford bridgeCosta Coffee
This is our Woodford Bridge Coffee Morning meet up which is held every Wednesday between 9.30am-12pm at Costa Coffee Woodford Bridge, 688-690 Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, IG8 8AH. Everyone welcome for coffee and catch ups with other parents of babies in the area. Website
Programme assists with a child's Early Years Foundation Stage development and centres on developing basic motor skills through running, jumping, throwing and catching games. Valuable life skills (such as: communication, listening, sharing, taking turns and teamwork) are gently introduced and developed throughout the programme ensuring children not only benefit from increased stamina but also confidence and self-esteem all of which is vital for a healthy lifestyle. Website
Music-Rucksack Music IncSpringfield Park Café
Come and enjoy a relaxed, guided musical session For children (0 - 4 years old). Website
E10 is the postcode district in East London incorporating the areas of Leyton, Temple Mills, Hackney Marshes (part) Upper Clapton (part), Walthamstow Marshes. The local authorities covering E10 are Waltham Forest, Hackney. 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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