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
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.
Submitted by Maria
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.
Submitted by Charlotte
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
All You Read is Love
Great cosy atmosphere, superb coffee and cocktails, second hand books and records!
Submitted by Harry
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.
Submitted by Nate
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!
Submitted by Alicia
Amazing Sunday Roasts. Cool pub based on Alfred Hitchcock - Leytonstone's most famous son. Set right in heart of Bushwood Area. Great crowd.
Submitted by Mark
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 Wild Goose Bakery
Amazing cakes and pastries, lovely atmosphere. Best place to catch up with other Mums.
Submitted by Millie
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
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.
Submitted by Calvin
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.
Submitted by Christina
Love the coconut-infused southern Indian flavours. Friendliest service and the mixed grills and Dosas are to die for.
Submitted by Owen
Theatre of Wine
Their weekly wine tasting evenings - really relaxed, social events and so informative. Great craft beers too.
Submitted by Bethany
Why do you find Wanstead a great place to live?
"I love E11 for it's green open spaces, diversity and sense of community."
"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!"
What do you like about Wanstead?
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."
Child-friendly activities near Wanstead
Just Kidding ChorusWanstead 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
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
NCT Leytonstone Bumps and BabiesThe 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
NCT Coffee MorningsWaitrose 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Website
Mummies and Babies BalletWoodford Memorial Hall
A new class for new mums who are looking to get back into exercising whilst enjoying precious time with their new babies. You can wear your baby and have them join in the class, or they can just stay by the side in the room with us whilst Julia (and baby Thomas!) put you gently through your paces. £5.75 drop-in or 5 classes for £25 Website
Toddler SenseThe Scout Hut
Toddler Sense introduces a whole new world of adventure for toddlers and children. Great music, great equipment and great new ideas! Imagine climbing a snow mountain, going on safari, digging for fossils, swimming with dolphins and hunting for dinosaurs? Every week introduces a whole new adventure. The main emphasis is on mobility, excitement and adventure. It is a fast-moving, action-packed programme. Website
Tiny Time Music-Walthamstow Toy LibraryWalthamstow 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
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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