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 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
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
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
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
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
The Wild Goose Bakery
Amazing cakes and pastries, lovely atmosphere. Best place to catch up with other Mums.
Submitted by Millie
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
Fantastic addition to the multitude of independent stores and restaurants in E20, an area that is fast becoming the snazziest place in East London. You won't regret dropping in for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.
Submitted by Oliver
A fashionable pub serving craft beers and food from breakfast through to dinner.
Submitted by Simon
The Copper Box Arena
As well as an arena for sporting events, you can use the gym facilities too.
Submitted by Simon
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
The perfect place to play outdoor games with kids or friends, have a romantic picnic or for a good cardio workout - amazing scenery of both nature and modern architecture.
Submitted by Gerald
Looking for authentic Caribbean cuisine? Stoney Hill offers fresh carnival food whether you're looking for a takeaway or a quiet, intimate restaurant setting. Only 10 minutes walk from Westfield Stratford!
Submitted by Siobhan
Why do you find Leyton a great place to live?
"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?
"Following the devastation of The Blitz, rubble was dumped beneath Hackney Marshes, which allowed the bogs to drain. This encouraged grass to grow and become the picturesque spot it is today."
Child-friendly activities near Leyton
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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