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Wanstead

Suburban allure – parkland and Epping Forest on the doorstep

"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

What is your favourite place?

Where do Wanstead 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.

Wanstead Park

Home to a variety of wildlife, Wanstead Park and its pond are fantastic on a lazy Sunday; take a stroll and feed the ducks and geese.

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.

Little Saigon

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

San Marino

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

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.

KeraSpice

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

Wanstead Flats

A fantastic green open space situated between Forest Gate, Manor Park and Aldersbrook.

Mora

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!

Golden Fleece

A hidden gem in Forest Gate Village overlooking Wanstead Flats, this pub has recently undergone a full refurbishment and has a huge beer garden at the rear.

Aura Rosa

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

Mother's Ruin Gin Palace

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

Wildcard Brewery Tap Bar

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

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!

Marmelo Kitchen

Great food and an ever-changing menu,

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Aldersbrook, Leytonstone, Manor Park, Forest Gate, Leyton, Walthamstow, Woodford Green, Maryland, Ilford and Plashet

What do you love about Wanstead?

Why do you find Wanstead a great place to live?

Maria

"I love E11 for it's green open spaces, diversity and sense of community."

October 2016

Louisa

"Wanstead has a great village feel, with lots of independent shops, cafes and local events. There's a great community feel and a lot of green space considering it's in London!"

February 2015

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"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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  1. About Wanstead

    Wanstead is a suburban area in the London Borough of Redbridge, North-East London. The main road going through Wanstead is the A12. The name is from the Anglo-Saxon words wænn and stede, meaning "settlement on a small hill". Wanstead has a largely suburban feel, containing open grasslands such as Wanstead Flats, and the woodland of Wanstead Park (part of Epping Forest). The park, with artificial lakes, was originally part of the estate of a large stately home Wanstead House, one of the finest Palladian mansions in Britain, from its size and splendour nicknamed the English Versailles, and the architectural inspiration for Mansion House, London. It was demolished after the bankruptcy of the owner, William Wellesley-Long, in 1824. It is also home to Wanstead Golf club, which has hosted many of the major events in the Essex County calendar. A notable landmark towards the northern edge of Wanstead is the former Wanstead Hospital building, now a housing complex. Wanstead High Street is distinctive because of its many independent retailers, attracting shoppers from a wide area.

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