Why move to Walthamstow?
Walthamstow is true to its east London roots with a real community feel but also an entrepreneurial spirit — embracing craft breweries and independent restaurants in its centre. The classic cafes (no accent) are right next to swanky restaurants.
Great value (by London’s standards), Walthamstow has long been considered the location of choice by city-dwellers just stepping onto the property ladder. It has everything most of us look for in a home town — great schools, transport links and plenty of independent shops and restaurants.
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At a glance, what to know about Walthamstow:
Property prices start at £410,000 for a flat and £610,00 for semi-detached.
Renters are looking to pay anywhere between £700-£2000pcm.
Walthamstow is located at the end of the Victoria Line, making your morning commute just that little bit easier.
What are Walthamstow’s nearest towns and villages?
Bordered by Chingford in the north, Woodford in the east, Tottenham in the west and Leyton in the south, Walthamstow is extremely well-located, making it a great choice for commuters, which brings us to...
Transport links to Walthamstow
Central London is pretty close, a mere 15-20 minutes on the tube or bus. The Victoria Line begins at Walthamstow so you have the added bonus of nabbing a seat before the inevitable crush at Kings Cross St Pancras (a mere 6 stops away).
Things to do in Walthamstow
No trip to Walthamstow would be complete without a visit-and-a-selfie at Gods Own Junkyard — an art gallery that’s rammed with neon lights. Tourists schelp there for Instagram-heaven.
While we’re on the topic of galleries, The William Morris Gallery — which was once the childhood home of the artist — is well worth a visit, particularly if you have kids. For grown-ups, head over to Wild Card Brewery for a tour and tasting of local beers.
Eating and drinking in Walthamstow
We have it on very good authority that the pizzas on offer at CRATE St James’ Street are worth the visit alone. For drinks, Walthamstow has everything from old-man boozers to bang-on-trend wine bars. Fancy whipping up your own molecular cocktail? ABQ London is the place to go.
Schools in Walthamstow
Primary schools are generally good, with a few rated Outstanding by Ofsted, including St Mary’s, Hillyfield and Greenleaf. For secondary, Whitefield School leads the charge with an Outstanding rating. Kelmscott School, Walthamstow School for Girls and Walthamstow Academy are rated Good by Ofsted.
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Famous residents of Walthamstow
Composers Michael Newman and Damon Albarn join artist William Morris and writer John Berger in the Walthamstow Hall of Fame. Television personalities Richard Ayoade and Alan Davis also hail from this corner of London.
What you may not know about Walthamstow…
Two-ply toilet roll was invented at a paper mill just off Blackhorse Lane in Walthamstow. So, there’s that...