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The Italian Delicatessen of Walthamstow

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.

Empire Cinemas

Empire Cinemas

The largest independently owned cinema in the UK, it's a good place to hang out with your friends and enjoy a movie.

The Village

The Village

Recently reopened, this pub is a great place to enjoy a drink sitting on a lovely, comfy sofa in the garden.

Cove17

Cove17

New addition to Hoe Street and another sign of positive improvement in the area. Affordable accessories for gentlemen, some of which are produced by local manufacturers; fantastic barbers, and plenty of interesting conversation while you sit and wait. The owners also produce their own beard oil on site.

Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay

Great place for drinks and Caribbean food, where the customer service is impeccable and the decor inside is really nice.

Eat17

Eat17

This restaurant in a converted ballroom has a varied menu of hearty British meals with a foodie twist.

William Morris Gallery

William Morris Gallery

As well as showcasing Morris's works, you can also learn about the wider art world through exhibitions and workshops.

Walthamstow Market

Walthamstow Market

The perfect place to find fresh fruit and veg alongside a variety of shops and small mediterranean restaurants.

The Village Bakery

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!

Aura Rosa

Aura Rosa

Serving afternoon tea on a Sunday at Mother's Ruin Gin Palace, I recommend the Guinness cake!

Zaiqa

Zaiqa

Fresh Indian cuisine served as a buffet. A restaurant with both style and substance.

The Mall

The Mall

Plenty of well known high street stores and food outlets under one roof.

Wildcard Brewery Tap Bar

Wildcard Brewery Tap Bar

A beautifully simple place with beers brewed on site. A lovely laid back feel with the occasional live band playing!

Queen's Arms

Queen's Arms

A pub in Walthamstow Village that's always vibrant and buzzing; a great place to meet friends for Sunday lunch.

God's Own Junkyard

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!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Walthamstow, Higham Hill, Highams Park, , Leyton, Wanstead, Woodford, Tottenham, Leytonstone and Woodford Green

"Blur's 'Parklife' album features racing dogs from Walthamstow Stadium."

Tottenham has seen so much regeneration recently, yet retains its history and green spaces.

Oliver Venn

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.

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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

Acting Bugs-Walthamstow

The peterhouse Centre
Acting Bugs classes are weekly drama sessions carefully devised so the parent/carer can join in alongside the child. The sessions are themed half termly and incorporate an ongoing story which includes singing, movement, puppets, props and improvisation. 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

Young Parents Group

Fernbank Children's Centre,
The friendly, relaxed groups are a way to network with other parents and get support and information on a range of topics. Each week, there will be a focus to the session, such as parenting strategies, health, or making plans for the future. If there is something in particular that you would like support with, we do our best to plan sessions to meet your needs. This group is for mums or dads under the age of 25. 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

Stamford Hill Academy of Dance - SHAD

St Mary's Community Hall
Classes in Ballet, Tap and Modern Dance. We follow the I.S.T.D (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing) syllabus in Classical Ballet, Tap and Modern and, when we feel they are ready, pupils are entered for the I.S.T.D's Graded Examinations. Website

Grasshoppers in the Park


Outreach The session is publicised locally and children are free to come and explore the nursery and participate in any of the activities which take place. These usually include arts and crafts and our very popular music sessions with our two visiting artists; multi instrumentalist Jorge the Music Man and Holly from Tiny Tempo. Website

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