Residential roads and Stratford Westfield City on the doorstep
"Perfect for commuters, Leytonstone is only five stops on the Central line from London Liverpool Street."Joshua Mugume
"I love walking along the Lee Navigation in Hackney Wick and looking at all the charming narrow boats."Alexandra Haywood (nee Lega)
"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 Leyton locals go?
Cafe du Metro
Fresh pastries and amazing cakes, as well as great customer service.
Submitted by Gintare
The Wild Goose Bakery
Amazing cakes and pastries, lovely atmosphere. Best place to catch up with other Mums.
Submitted by Millie
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
Funky vibe, Shoreditch-y look with in house tuk tuk. Serves excellent soft shell crab and the noodles are fabulous.
Submitted by Joel
The best oven-fired pizzas. My partner lives for the Iskender from the Turkish section of the menu.
Submitted by Anders
The Luna Lounge
This music venue hosts live music nights on two levels. Love the summer with the doors open, view of the church and gorgeous live jazz. Also they do rock and blues, and open mic nights. But for me, to have a cracking jazz venue minutes from my front door is the best.
Submitted by Calvin
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
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
Best place for a lazy brunch. Proper platefuls and superb salads and Sunday roasts.
Submitted by Ava
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
Theatre of Wine
Their weekly wine tasting evenings - really relaxed, social events and so informative. Great craft beers too.
Submitted by Bethany
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
Love the coconut-infused southern Indian flavours. Friendliest service and the mixed grills and Dosas are to die for.
Submitted by Owen
Why do you find Leyton a great place to live?
"I love Leyton because of the village atmosphere, the diversity and wonderful cultural activities and the continuing investment from Waltham Forrest and local people."
"I love living in Leyton because it is close to everything I need, the transportation is very good, there are comer stores at will and also buy supermarkets too. I can't imagine living in another area. And most of all I feel safe here and it's ok close to my place of work and close to Stratford Westfield shopping centre too."
"I have lived in Leyton for 12 years now... It is a great place to live and is getting better every day... The council has given millions to the area and the demographics is changing too. The housing stock is Victorian/Edwardian? and 1930's. There are good pubs here and good restaurants. The schools are very good and getting better. However the house prices are going ballistic, as the demographics change and that can only b... more
"It is full of shops and schools and is near the Olympic Park so life is good."
What do you like about Leyton?
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 Leyton
Tiny Time Music-The Hornbeam caféThe 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
NCT Leytonstone Bumps and BabiesThe 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
London Aquatics CentreLondon Aquatics Centre,
Starting your children on swimming lessons as early as possible can be of great benefit, at the London Aquatics Centre, under the ASA Ducking Awards course we offer lesson starting at 3 month to 5 years old. This course is designed to help babies, toddlers and young swimmers become familiar with the water and begin to learn to swim. Website
Stay and PlayClapton Park Childrens Centre
These session are for parents carers and children, each stay & play targets specific age groups. Come along and have some fun with your children. Learn activities that you can use at home. Watch your child develop and make new friends. Make a My Journey Book to record your child's development. Website
Little Learner (1-2Y)Daubeney Children’s Centre
Sessions for 1-2 year olds. Website
The Rabbit HoleThe Rabbit Hole
The magic of Alice in Wonderland has arrived in Lincoln in the form of a new tea room in Lincoln. Expect to find the beloved characters from the novel painted on the walls with creative décor throughout and a range of food and drink based around the book!
Baby DanceStratford Circus
This popular class provides babies with a movement, sensory, rhythmical experience in a playful environment supported by their parent or carer. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. Website
Leyton is a suburban area of east London and part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest, located 6.2 miles (10 km) north-east of Charing Cross. It borders Walthamstow and Leytonstone in Waltham Forest, Stratford in the London Borough of Newham and Homerton and Lower Clapton in the London Borough of Hackney. The district includes part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which hosted the 2012 Olympic Games, although it is predominantly residential. It consists mainly of terraced houses built between 1870 and 1910, interspersed with some modern housing estates.
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Why not explore some other local areas:
- Forest Gate
- Victoria Park
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