A locals' guide to South Woodford
"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 South Woodford 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
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
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
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
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 Village Bakery
Great for al fresco breakfasts and lunch in the heart of the village and they do a mean BBQ Pork Bap Special!
Submitted by Stan
Recently reopened, this pub is a great place to enjoy a drink sitting on a lovely, comfy sofa in the garden.
Submitted by Ioana
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
This restaurant in a converted ballroom has a varied menu of hearty British meals with a foodie twist.
Submitted by Alastair
A pub in Walthamstow Village that's always vibrant and buzzing; a great place to meet friends for Sunday lunch.
Submitted by Magdalena
The Italian Delicatessen of Walthamstow
The deli counter stocks a superb range of Italian cheeses, cured meats and crudités to enjoy as antipasti or ingredients. Freshly-baked breads include focaccia. Superb quality wines and spirits. The warm welcome and customer service is what makes this delicatessen authentic. A great shop in Walthamstow.
Submitted by Liz
Why do you find South Woodford 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
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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."
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