Walthamstow is an evolving young suburb offering residents an attractive mix of pavement cafes and fine dining in Walthamstow Village, the longest street market in Europe, a neon treasure trove, repurposed art deco cinema, a brewery and its own annual festival.
Encompassing the most green space north of the river, the borough of Waltham Forest is also home to Walthamstow Wetlands, an unparalleled urban nature reserve teeming with wildlife and picturesque views, Walthamstow Marshes and plentiful parks and playgrounds. Warm, welcoming and soaked in community spirit, this emergent area truly offers the best of East End living.
THE TRUE SECRET OF HAPPINESS LIES IN TAKING A GENUINE INTEREST IN ALL THE DETAILS OF DAILY LIFE
- William Morris
If you’ve ever fantasized about lining your walls with curlicue wallpaper, furnishing your home with 19th century handmade oak furniture and crafting your own tapestries, then you are likely under the influence of William Morris. Best known as a major contributor to the Arts and Crafts movement, Morris was also a writer, artist, conservationist and politically active socialist.
Morris carved a place for fine craft in society, championing the principle of handmade production and ultimately changing the way in which interior decoration was used in the home.
Set in the stunning gardens of Lloyd Park – where flowers that he favoured for his iconic motifs have been planted – the gallery is devoted to his life, work and influence. So whether it’s fabric ideas for your latest potato-print project, a lesson in the art of interior design or just some content for social media, the William Morris Gallery is the ideal neighbour. Although we can’t promise that the man himself will accept any of your dinner party invitations.
The Arts Apartments is perfectly positioned for a taste of everything E17 has to offer. A bustling cultural hub brimming with bars, restaurants, creativity and community, it can be hard to find a reason to leave. Should you ever need to escape or go to work, for instance, then central London and Oxford Circus are only a 20 minute commute away on the Victoria line.
Walthamstow, or Awesomestow as the locals call it, is an evolving area that was awarded the status of London Borough of Culture 2019, offering an eclectic mix of destinations to suit any lifestyle.
Young families spill out of pavement cafés in Walthamstow Village; gin-drinking hipsters hang out at Mirth, Marvel and Maud (an art deco cinema repurposed into a bar – it doesn’t get more hipster than that); savvy shoppers hunt for bargains in Europe’s longest street market; foodies get a taste of the best cuisine at Eat17; Instagrammers hunt for likes in the neon treasure trove of God’s Own Junkyard.
They all come together once a year for the annual Walthamstow festival, a celebration of everything the community has to offer, including art workshops, live music, homegrown produce and a lot of dogs.
*All train related times are from Walthamstow Central Station Times are taken from Google Maps
From Walthamstow Station
Highbury & Islington
King Cross St Pancras
Buhler & Co
Yard Sale Pizza
Walthamstow Farmers Marker
Gods Own Junkyard
Queens Road Station