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The Olive

The Olive

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.

North Star

North Star

Situated in Leytonstone Village near Bushwood, this pub has a food menu with a Thai twist and a beer garden out the back.

The Red Lion

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.

San Marino

San Marino

Best place for a lazy brunch. Proper platefuls and superb salads and Sunday roasts.

Little Saigon

Little Saigon

Funky vibe, Shoreditch-y look with in house tuk tuk. Serves excellent soft shell crab and the noodles are fabulous.

The Luna Lounge

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.

The Wild Goose Bakery

The Wild Goose Bakery

Amazing cakes and pastries, lovely atmosphere. Best place to catch up with other Mums.

All You Read Is Love

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.

Le Petit Corner

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!

All You Read is Love

All You Read is Love

Great cosy atmosphere, superb coffee and cocktails, second hand books and records!

The Birds

The Birds

Amazing Sunday Roasts. Cool pub based on Alfred Hitchcock - Leytonstone's most famous son. Set right in heart of Bushwood Area. Great crowd.

KeraSpice

KeraSpice

Love the coconut-infused southern Indian flavours. Friendliest service and the mixed grills and Dosas are to die for.

Theatre of Wine

Theatre of Wine

Their weekly wine tasting evenings - really relaxed, social events and so informative. Great craft beers too.

Wanstead Farmers' Market

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.

Marmelo Kitchen

Marmelo Kitchen

Great food and an ever-changing menu,

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Leytonstone, Wanstead, Leyton, Aldersbrook, Walthamstow, , Forest Gate, Maryland, Higham Hill and Cranbrook

"The first motor car built in Britain was by Frederick Bremer at his house in Walthmstow in 1892. The car currently sits in the Vestry House museum."

Perfect for commuters, Leytonstone is only five stops on the Central line from London Liverpool Street.

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The opening of the Overground line at Walthamstow Station has really boosted the area.

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There's nothing you can't buy from Walthamstow Market, the longest outdoor street market in Europe.

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What locals say about Upper Leytonstone

  1. Good transport links, a growing community and close to Epping Forest too!

  2. So close to Central Line stations yet one minute walk to Epping Forest. Good local (I.e. corner) shops, forever open, only minutes from the High Road with more shops, restaurants, pubs, etc. Nice Victorian/Edwardian houses (some split into flats), easy access to the Essex countryside and the motorway network. What more could you ask for?

  3. Upper Leytonstone is a hidden gem. There are lots large houses on tree-lined streets full of friendly families. Hollow Ponds is across the road and great for walking the dog or rowing on the boating lake. The primary and secondary schools are very good, including Leytonstone School, which is situated in Upper Leytonstone. It's a very liberal place with a strong community made up of people from many different backgrounds. There is a yearly Arts Trail that is fantastic. Plus more and more new restaurants opening all the time including The Red Lion. I've lived here for 12 years and can't think of anywhere else in London that I'd want to bring up my family.

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Child-friendly activities near Upper Leytonstone

NCT Leytonstone Bumps and Babies

The 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

Acting Bugs-Wanstead

Wanstead
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

Just Kidding Chorus

Wanstead 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

Tiny Time Music-Walthamstow Toy Library

Walthamstow 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

Tiny Time Music-The Hornbeam café

The 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

Bongalong Early Risers

St Mary’s Welcome Centre
Up early on a Saturday morning? Not allowed to go back to sleep? Head along to Bongalong Early Risers, a lively mix of singing, dancing, stories and games with some percussion fun too for children under five and their carers. £6 per child over 6 months. £10 for siblings under 5 Website

NCT Coffee Mornings

Waitrose 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: nct_redbridge_parents@yahoo.co.uk Website

About Upper Leytonstone

Upper Leytonstone is a quiet residential area of mostly Victorian properties situated between Whipps Cross Road, Leytonstone High Street, and one of the southernmost parts of Epping Forest.

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