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Walthamstow is not only a historical destination, but it is also a place where you can find art, good food, an immense array of leisurely activities, and a wide variety of transportation links. It has even been dubbed as ‘the new Islington’, as the government has funded investments in order to improve the area. Walthamstow itself is cut in half by Hoe Street, splitting the more sought after Walthamstow Village to the east, and the more affordable areas to the west, including the well-known Walthamstow Market. This makes Walthamstow accessible for all buyers, making property for sale in Walthamstow affordable. For those who want to step away from living in central London, the eclectic range of transport links make Walthamstow an excellent alternative, particularly with both the overground and underground being close by.
Estate agents in Walthamstow have seen a rise in property values with price per square feet achieving highs of £600 to £700. The council is also investing money to improve public spaces and shop fronts along both the High Street and Hoe Street, whilst simultaneously funding improvements of buildings and public realm at St James Street. In the future, Walthamstow council wish to improve delivery plans for council owned sites, as well as carrying out The Walthamstow Town Centre Area Action Plan, which will allow for 2,000 new homes, a 90,000 square foot Mall extension, as well as an expansion on space for leisure, community and business needs. The council has already seen improvements with The Scene, restaurants, new homes and refurbishment of the EMD Granada Cinema, which ultimately shows Walthamstow to be on the rise, making it an ideal location to live in. Below are just some other reasons so many people are considering moving into Walthamstow. Contact us, your Sincere Walthamstow letting agents for more information on your potential move or investment.
Restaurants and Eateries
Food in Walthamstow is just one of the contributing factors to the areas new-found popularity. Walthamstow has an incredible amount of variety to choose from, offering cuisine from across the globe. For those who would prefer to eat from a more traditional meal, Eat 17 offers some fine British culinary. The restaurant is well-known for making its own bread, and exports meat from London’s very own East London Sausage Company. The restaurant has also become popular for its invention of Bacon Jam, which is now being sold in local businesses such as the nearby Spar. A more economical alternative for British food can be found at LManze, famous for its pie and mash. You could decide to venture to the west of Walthamstow, where you might sample foods from a variety of stalls in the Walthamstow Market offering foods from all over world. Caribbean cuisine is a particular favourite. Another well-known Caribbean favourite is The Jerk Hut, which is accompanied by a rum bar and a reggae soundtrack. Other local eateries includes Sodo’s Pizza Café, which offers sourdough pizzas; the Grillstock, where you can find affordable American barbecued meats. For those with a vegetarian preference, Walthamstow is home to The Hornbeam Café, which, as well as being affordable, promotes healthy eating.
Walthamstow has something for everyone; art galleries, sports grounds, museums, pubs, and even play centres for children, to name a few.
- The Goose Pub – positioned in the centre of Walthamstow near the shopping centre. Great pub food and perfect venue for viewing sports.
- Ye Olde Rose and Crown – has been nominated the best by londonist.com, serving the public with drinks with a theatre and art gallery
- The Nag’s Head Pub – offers life drawing classes, pilates, wine-tasting, jazz events as well as the good old drink
- Mirth, Marvel and Maud – is Walthamstow’s newest and largest pub, formerly a cinema, which was converted into an events space
- Mother’s Ruin – Recently won a great taste food award as well as perfectly serving up gin cocktails
- Wild Card Brewery – Hosts musical events and offers a ‘brew a beer day’ tour.
- East of Eden – Includes a yoga and pilates studio
- Low Hall Sports Ground – Offers fourteen 11 a side football pitches
- Peter May Leisure Centre – offers cricket and badminton sessions as well as extensive gym facility
- Walthamstow Forest Feel Good Centre – A brand new centre with a vast range of activities for kids and adults. Includes Extreme adventure are, trampoline park, clip and clip, spa, athletics track sports hall etc
Walthamstow Market has been acknowledged as the longest outdoor market in Europe, occupying nearly all of Walthamstow’s High Street. It offers a variety of stalls, offering food, clothes and household supplies
Art and Museum:
- Cuttlefish studios – A space for locals to showcase and sell art
- William Morris Gallery – a museum dedicated to William Morris, who was a designer, craftsman and socialist
- Tumble in the Jungle, a kids play centre suitable for ages between 1-12
- Walthamstow Forest Feel Good Centre – Trampoline Park, clip and climb extra, soft play centre, etc
- Lloyds park is great for families who want open spaces and parklands
Walthamstow has a number schools can be found, with 42 primary schools within 2 mile radius of the town. Four of these schools have been graded “outstanding” by the government’s watchdog, including Greenleaf, Henry Maynard, Hillyfield and Roger Ascham. For those interested in private education, Walthamstow Montessori is a private primary school, alongside Forest School, which offers places for education from primary school to six-form.
In regards to secondary schools, Walthamstow has a range of choices, with varying success. The majority of schools have been judged as “good” by the OFSTED, receiving average grades at GCSE. Walthamstow School for Girls is the only state comprehensive to be awarded an “outstanding” report. In regards to private education, Forest School is a diamond-structured school (boys and girls taught separately from year 7 to 11), and was ranked first place by the school.guide.co.uk, being followed by Walthamstow Academy and Holy Family Catholic School. If you are looking for single-sex education, then there is Walthamstow School for Girls or Forest School from the ages of 11 to 16.
In Walthamstow you can also find six-form colleges. These colleges include Walthamstow Forest College, Walthamstow Academy, Holy Family Six Form and Saint George Manoux.
Being a London Borough, Walthamstow enjoys multiple transportation links. Overground and underground links make for easy access to the City, with the overground taking just 18 minutes to reach Liverpool street and the underground’s Victoria Line takes just 19 minutes to reach central London. It also has a vast bus route system Startford City, Chingford Station, St James Street and Whipps Cross Hospital. Santander Cycles, taxi ranks and various car parks are all part of the Walthamstow transportation system that makes this place so great.