Commuter advantages paired with parkland and a community feel
"Perfect for commuters, Leytonstone is only five stops on the Central line from London Liverpool Street."Joshua Mugume
"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
"Stratford has become a shopping destination after the construction of the Westfield shopping centre."Simon Hart
Where do Leytonstone locals go?
All You Read is Love
Great cosy atmosphere, superb coffee and cocktails, second hand books and records!
Submitted by Harry
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
Love the coconut-infused southern Indian flavours. Friendliest service and the mixed grills and Dosas are to die for.
Submitted by Owen
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
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
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
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
Excellent Mediterranean Restaurant right near Leytonstone tube station in Bushwood Area. Atmos and cuisine every bit as fine as Upper Street at much better prices. Top haunt.
Submitted by Christina
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
The Wild Goose Bakery
Amazing cakes and pastries, lovely atmosphere. Best place to catch up with other Mums.
Submitted by Millie
The best oven-fired pizzas. My partner lives for the Iskender from the Turkish section of the menu.
Submitted by Anders
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
Theatre of Wine
Their weekly wine tasting evenings - really relaxed, social events and so informative. Great craft beers too.
Submitted by Bethany
Funky vibe, Shoreditch-y look with in house tuk tuk. Serves excellent soft shell crab and the noodles are fabulous.
Submitted by Joel
Why do you find Leytonstone a great place to live?
"I love the vibe and general community spirit in Leytonstone."
"So many of my mates now moving to Leytonstone in East London. Artistic crowd, very friendly neighbourhood, Victorian houses and so near to Westfield Stratford make it an awesome location."
"Leytonstone is a leafy area dominated by beautiful Victorian houses benefiting from large front and back gardens. Epping Forest with its lakes is within walking distance. Commuting to Central London is quick by Central Line - it takes about 12 minutes to get to Liverpool Street. Cycling via Canal Routes to The City takes 30 minutes. Westfield Stratford with variety of shops, bars and restaurants is only 5 minutes away by Centr... more
"Leytonstone's central location is ideal for travel with tube /buses or to the hospital. We also have really a good brand new cinema opened, with 8 new screens and also senior citizens day for £3.00. a great location, also nurseries, good shops and brilliant shopping with Westfield on our doorstep. Also local GP 50 yards away from our house. What more can we want!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"I've lived in Leytonstone for the past 5 years and it is such a great area, close enough to town to get in easily but quiet too, nice big properties and they are cheap too."
What do you like about Leytonstone?
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 Leytonstone
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
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
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!
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
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
Glee ClubStratford Circus,
If you love acting, singing and performing, this club is for you and all levels of experience are welcome. Glee Club members take part in singing and songwriting workshops, dance master-classes, drama games and exercises, and create their very own productions and sharings for friends and family to enjoy. Website
Toddler Jam-Music and MovementStratford Circus,
Calling all toddler musicians and their grown ups! Nori, on the guitar, will take you on a journey through the world of music from Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to Twist & Shout. This music and movement session includes dancing and jamming to child-friendly versions of reggae, folk, pop, rock 'n' roll and world music classics. It's slightly alternative, slightly crazy and completely energetic! Come along and join in the fun! Website
Leytonstone is an area of east London and part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest. It is a suburban area located seven miles north east of Charing Cross. It borders Walthamstow to the northwest, Wanstead (in the London Borough of Redbridge) to the north, Leyton to the south, and Forest Gate (in the London Borough of Newham) to the east. The main thoroughfare in Leytonstone, High Road Leytonstone, which runs the length of Leytonstone to Stratford is an ancient pathway dating to pre-Roman times. Roman archaeological features have been found in the area. The name Leytonstone — in early documents Leyton-Atte-Stone — may derive from the large stone standing at the junction of Hollybush Hill and New Wanstead; in the 18th-century an obelisk was mounted on top of it, and it has been claimed that it is the remains of a Roman milestone. Leytonstone tube station is on the Central Line of the London Underground and Leytonstone High Road is a London Overground railway station.
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