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Walthamstow

A vibrant centre experiencing exciting change

"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

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

Joshua Mugume

What is your favourite place?

Where do Walthamstow locals go?

William Morris Gallery

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

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.

The Village

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

Queen's Arms

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

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.

Zaiqa

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

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

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

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!

Wildcard Brewery Tap Bar

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

The Mall

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

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.

Eat17

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

Mother's Ruin Gin Palace

A lovely range of gin cocktails made with any gin you can possibly think of!

Turtle Bay

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

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Higham Hill, Leyton, Wanstead, Leytonstone, Clapton, Tottenham, Woodford Green, Stoke Newington, Aldersbrook and Homerton

What do you love about Walthamstow?

Why do you find Walthamstow a great place to live?

Lee

"There is so much happening in Walthamstow, with exciting new developments every month provided by budding Waltham Forest entrepreneurs. It's been great to observe the change over the last 16 years."

January 2017

Liz

"It's diverse and vibrant. A great place to live. Walthamstow is the place for all people, for families and professionals wishing to be part of a close community."

December 2016

Vyki

"Walthamstow is a friendly, diverse place with everything a young family needs - good parks, playgrounds, loads of groups and activities - as well as independent coffee shops and businesses. It has a genuine community spirit, and is an easy place to call home. Check out the homegrown art trail, or the annual Garden Party in Lloyd Park."

March 2015

Afshan

"Lloyds Park is definately the best part of Walthamstow. A stones throw from Lloyds Park and the award-winning William Morris Museum. It's a great place to visit with family or friends. The play area is suitable for all ages and the new cafe is wonderful. Only a short walk away from the hustle and bustle of the market. Lots of lovely cafes and shops for all ages. The new cinema and food outlets have made Walthamstow even mo... more

February 2015

Dawnet

"Walthamstow is close to central London, the buses take me anywhere and I have the choice of 3 train services: Overground Barking to Gospel oak; underground Walthamstow to Brixton and St James Street to Liverpool St."

January 2015

Nataliya

"Living in Walthamstow is very exciting because it's not expensive but close to the centre of the capital."

January 2015

Local resident

"Transport links in Walthamstow are great."

January 2013

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"Walthamstow Market is the longest outdoor street market in Europe, running nearly 1km along Walthamstow's High Street."

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  1. About Walthamstow

    Walthamstow is a district of northeast London, located in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. It is situated 6.4 miles (10.3 km) north-east of Charing Cross. Walthamstow is bordered to the north by Chingford, south by Leyton and Leytonstone, east by the southern reaches of Epping Forest at Woodford and west by Tottenham and the River Lea valley. Leyton High Road, Hoe Street, Chingford Road, Chingford Mount (passing south-north through Walthamstow and its neighbouring towns) form part of an ancient route from London to Waltham Abbey. Walthamstow Central is the main town centre and includes Selborne Road and the High Street. Five of the most expensive roads in Walthamstow, in terms of property value, are located here including Somers Road, Gillards Way, Clifton Avenue, Hoe Street and Mansfield Road. Walthamstow has a wide variety of housing stock, but the vast majority of residential property was built in the early 20th century.

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