A locals' guide to E18
"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
Where do E18 locals go?
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
The Flower Pot
Fantastic quiz night on Tuesdays, music, really old feel pub, hasn't been gentrified. Very friendly, very low staff turnover which is a good sign.
Submitted by Madeleine
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
All You Read is Love
Great cosy atmosphere, superb coffee and cocktails, second hand books and records!
Submitted by Harry
All You Read Is Love
My absolute fave hang out is this uber cool independent bookshop, café and bar run by a lovely Danish pair in Bushwood, Leytonstone. They hold great Scratch Nights for up and coming artists. Real unique personality to it - comedy, magic, music gigs and book launches. Fab cocktails and coffee too. In the daytime, it's the perfect place to buy or just chill with a book.
Submitted by Nate
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
Le Petit Corner
Le Petit Corner is my absolute fave café in the Bushwood end of Leytonstone. It's Bugaboo central, but the kids can play downstairs, so upstairs is chilled and they have a secluded garden. Top toasties and apple tart and just started doing select gourmet food evenings, perfect for date night!
Submitted by Alicia
Serving afternoon tea on a Sunday at Mother's Ruin Gin Palace, I recommend the Guinness cake!
Submitted by Jacob
Mother's Ruin Gin Palace
A lovely range of gin cocktails made with any gin you can possibly think of!
Submitted by Jacob
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!
Submitted by Stephen
Wildcard Brewery Tap Bar
A beautifully simple place with beers brewed on site. A lovely laid back feel with the occasional live band playing!
Submitted by Jacob
Amazing Sunday Roasts. Cool pub based on Alfred Hitchcock - Leytonstone's most famous son. Set right in heart of Bushwood Area. Great crowd.
Submitted by Mark
Funky vibe, Shoreditch-y look with in house tuk tuk. Serves excellent soft shell crab and the noodles are fabulous.
Submitted by Joel
Best place for a lazy brunch. Proper platefuls and superb salads and Sunday roasts.
Submitted by Ava
The Wild Goose Bakery
Amazing cakes and pastries, lovely atmosphere. Best place to catch up with other Mums.
Submitted by Millie
Why do you find E18 a great place to live?
"Living in Repton park a gated development in Woodford green has many highlights. Beautiful green surroundings. Very tranquil area. Benefit from the gym at outdoor step and lovely green grass areas for our kids. Not to over populated so very peaceful. Big high ceiling homes which have a lovely homely feel. Feels like a safe community spirit. Close to local shops too. True what we were told when we first saw a place here that on... more
What do you like about E18?
Did you know?
"Vinegar Alley behind Saint Mary's Church, Walthamstow is so called because local people used vinegar to sanitise the plague pits that were dug around here."
Child-friendly activities near E18
Toddler SenseThe Scout Hut
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
NCT Coffee MorningsWaitrose 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Website
Just Kidding ChorusWanstead 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
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
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
Tiny Time Music-Walthamstow Toy LibraryWalthamstow 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
E18 is the postcode district in East London incorporating the areas of Woodford, South Woodford. The local authority covering E18 is Redbridge. 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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