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Living in Walthamstow

A Cool and Chic Suburban District that Does Won’t Disappoint Even the Harshest Critics

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If there is one thing that can be said about Walthamstow it’s that it’s packed with personality. It’s a quiet suburban area that prides itself in hosting and promoting the London movement of alternative culture. It is home to numerous art galleries and unconventional, modern art exhibitions plus the famous God’s Own Junkyard – a funky eclectic store legendary for its collections of neon and light art.

Still, that’s far from all Walthamstow has to offer. There are several reasons why it has become so attractive to a growing number of new residents in recent years. With easy access to the London Underground and the London Overground, Walthamstow is a great alternative to more expensive Zone 1 and 2 areas. Its great access to and from most major London areas is topped only by its affordability in terms of property and living costs.

High-ranked schools, good amenities, and the longest market in Europe are also found here. Add all of this up and there is no way Walthamstow can be seen as anything other than a great, up-and-coming area to live in London. The district is a great blend of very diverse races and cultures and has a hip and trendy community feel while still maintaining its traditional charm.

About the Area

Walthamstow is located in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, in Greater London, only 7.5 miles north-east from Charing Cross. It is bordered by the Lee Valley Reservoir Chain and the Walthamstow Marshes and offers many entertainment and outdoor activities to its residents. What’s more is that green spaces are not only available in public areas. Walthamstow is one of the few London areas where you can get a home with its own private garden.

Walthamstow’s recent gentrification has its roots in the development projects relating to the 2012 Olympics. Since then, several areas such as Lloyd Park have been renovated and restored and interest in more than just the area around Walthamstow Village has soared. Its development is extending to include several formerly forgotten corners and turn them into modern havens. Walthamstow is now seen as a serious competitor for other trendy London hotspots like Shoreditch. So, it’s no wonder that property prices here have seen an increase of over 20% since 2013. Plus, the local demographic has gotten younger and younger over recent years.

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DLR Stations

  • London Underground – Victoria Line stations
    Walthamstow Central
    Blackhorse Road
  • London Overground stations
    Walthamstow Central
    St. James Street
    Blackhorse Road
    Walthamstow’s Queen Road
    Wood Street
  • Railway station
    Lea Bridge
  • AIRPORT
    London City Airport – 22 minutes by car

Walthamstow – Know the Area

Living in Walthamstow comes with a wide range of fun activities to try out in your leisure time. There’s a lot of shopping you can do, a ton of sports you can try, and many bars and restaurants eagerly waiting to serve you the most diverse menus and their best cocktails. Our Walthamstow estate agents recommend these as the most popular attractions in the area:

ATTRACTIONS  –  ARCHITECTURE  –  PARKS  –  SHOPPING

William Morris Gallery – a museum set in a Georgian-era house surrounded by parkland, displaying and celebrating the work of the famous arts and crafts designer
Lloyd Park – a vast park with beautifully landscaped gardens, sports pitches, children’s playgrounds, plus a cafe and a gallery set in a historic home
Chestnuts Field – a popular place for locals where they can enjoy various recreational facilities that also hosts concerts and festivals
Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre – a fitness centre complete with a gym, a 400 m running track, and a 25 m swimming pool
The Mall Walthamstow – a local shopping centre with a variety of shops and restaurants with covered and outdoor areas
God’s Own Junkyard – a modern art gallery and eclectic art store with colourful neon & lightbulb signs
Walthamstow Marshes – a biological site covering 36.7 hectares, one of the few remaining examples of natural wetland in London

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Architecture

You can find a range of 20th-century properties in Walthamstow, as well as modern new builds. Older properties are typically from the Victorian and Edwardian area. A special type of property is also found here. The style is known as Victorian “Warner”. They are terrace houses with two entrances and two flats – one upstairs and one downstairs, with private gardens. Newer builds are mostly found in the centre and around Blackhorse lane.

Parks

Opportunities for shopping are also not scarce in Walthamstow. And if local shopping is not enough for you, Westfield Stratford City – the largest mall in Europe is just a stone’s throw away. A local attraction, Walthamstow Market is famous for being the longest market in Europe (about 1 km long) and has stalls offering anything you could think of. There is also a local mall with big-name brands and smaller shops.
Independent shops are found throughout Walthamstow and there are also plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from

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Shopping

Opportunities for shopping are also not scarce in Walthamstow. And if local shopping is not enough for you, Westfield Stratford City – the largest mall in Europe is just a stone’s throw away. A local attraction, Walthamstow Market is famous for being the longest market in Europe (about 1 km long) and has stalls offering anything you could think of. There is also a local mall with big-name brands and smaller shops.
Independent shops are found throughout Walthamstow and there are also plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from.

Population

Walthamstow is home to a diverse population of 109,424 residents. The average age of Walthamstow locals has been reducing significantly over recent years.

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Average Property Prices

As interest from renters and first time buyers in Walthamstow is growing, so are the property prices. There has been a growing trend in house prices for several years and Waltham estate agents are confident that it will continue. Properties here still offer good value for money and great yields as they have not yet exceeded the prices of more expensive neighbouring areas.

Here are the average property prices you can expect to find in Walthamstow:

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Average Weekly Rental Prices

  • 1 bedroom property
  • 2 bedroom property
  • 3 bedroom property:
  • 4 bedroom property
  • Studio
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Average Sale Prices

  • 1 bedroom property
  • 2 bedroom property
  • 3 bedroom property:
  • 4 bedroom property

New Developments in the Area

Walthamstow offers more than just Victorian and Edwardian-era properties. There are several modern residential developments with contemporary facilities available in the area.

Here is a shortlist of Walthamstow’s most notable new residential projects:

  • Walthamstow Gateway – the final stage of the Walthamstow Central Station regeneration, comprising 79 flats with one and two bedrooms
  • Feature17 – a project in the Wood Street area for the regeneration of the Marlowe Road Estate, with 436 new homes
  • Eclipse – a residential project in Blackhorse Lane that includes 499 apartments with one, two, and three-bedroom flats
  • Blackhorse Mills – a project developed by Legal & General that comprises 440 new flats for private rent
  • Equipment Works – a Telford Homes project comprising 337 new homes in Forest Road
  • Essex Brewery – a residential development with 183 one, two, and three-bedroom flats

Schools in Walthamstow

Young families will easily find good schools for their young ones in Walthamstow. Here is a list of some of the most well-ranked schools in the area:

  • Greenleaf Primary School
  • Woodside Primary Academy
  • Henry Maynard Primary School
  • Eden Girls’ Secondary School
  • KelmscottSecondary School
  • Leyton Sixth Form College
  • Walthamstow Montessori School
  • St Mary’s CofE Primary School
  • WinnsPrimary School
  • Walthamstow Primary Academy
  • Walthamstow School for Girls Secondary School
  • Walthamstow Academy Secondary School
  • Big Creative Academy
  • Forest School (co-ed, ages 4 to 18)

Hospitals in Walthamstow

There are several good hospitals and medical facilities available in and around Walthamstow. Here is our shortlist of available medical units:

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  • The John Howard Centre Forensic Centre for Mental Health
  • 12 Kenworthy Road, Homerton, London, E95TD
  • +442085102003
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Walthamstow Market

Dating back to 1885 and running almost the entire length of Walthamstow’s High Street, Walthamstow Market is the longest outdoor market in Europe.

The market is open five days a week from Tuesday to Saturday, with Saturdays recording the most foot traffic. The Town Square hosts a farmers’ market on Sunday mornings and a Saturday French market occasionally.

There are about 500 vendor stalls in the market. They offer a wide range of products such as food, furniture, clothes, and antiques. There are also many cafes, bars, and restaurants in the area, as well as larger supermarkets.

Among the specialties you can find here there are several varieties of ethnic foods (from Polish to Russian, Indian, and South Asian), special fabrics, pies and mashes, and jellied eels.

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The Walthamstow Garden Party Festival

The Walthamstow Garden Party is a festival held in Walthamstow by the Barbican in partnership with the authorities of the London Borough of Waltham Forest since 2014. It is organized in Lloyd Park and it is the largest community festival in the district. The festival features concerts, artistic performances, and activities such as arts and crafts. There are also food and drink stalls to keep the many visitors refreshed and happy.

For its investments in reducing environmental impacts and a sustainable future, it was a recipient of the Greener Festival Award 2019.

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Walthamstow Commute Times

Canary Wharf
Distance: 7.2 miles
By public transport: 50 minutes
By car: 25 minutes
By bike: 40 minutes

The City
Distance: 7.6 miles
By public transport: 40 minutes
By car: 40 minutes
By bike: 40 minutes

Westminster
Distance: 9.8 miles
By public transport: 45 minutes
By car: 45 minutes

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Walthamstow Best Pubs and Restaurants

Eat17 – set in the location of a former ballroom, this restaurant has a varied menu of traditional British meals with a twist
Mother’s Ruin Gin Palace – as the name implies, this is a gin bar offering an almost infinite number of gin cocktails and combinations
Froth & Rind – a craft beer and cheese shop and café
The Nag’s Head – one of the most popular local pubs
The Bell – a gastropub very appreciated by local residents
Mirth, Marvel and Maud – located in the former Granada cinema, this pub and restaurant also hosts music events
Wood Street Coffee – a local coffee shop serving brunch specialties
The Italian Delicatessen – a deli with a great selection of Italian cheeses, cured meats, freshly-baked bread and crudités
The Village Bakery – a breakfast and lunch favourite in the area

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