Walthamstow

Dubbed ‘Awesomestow’ by locals and ‘the Eden of the East’ by marketers, Walthamstow is a firm East London favourite. Creatives have been moving here ever since prices in the likes of Hoxton and Hackney began to rise. Now there are more warehouse studios and pop-up exhibitions than ever before, injecting a new cutting-edge feel into what was once prime family territory. Read on to see reviews from residents living in some of the best places to buy and rent in Walthamstow.

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Best places to live in Walthamstow

HomeViews Top Rated Development ranking takes into account the Star Rating and HomeViews Transparency Rating of every development in the area

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Walthamstow on the map

It’s only 15 minutes away from Central London, but thanks to sprawling Epping Forest (which sits just to the east), Lloyds Park and the Walthamstow Wetlands nature reserve. This place can feel a world away from the city. It’s a Zone 3 suburb with Chingford to the north, Leyton to the south and Tottenham to the west. An easy commute into town is just one of its selling points.

Blackhorse Road and Walthamstow Central offer Underground and Overground trains to the likes of Euston, King’s Cross St. Pancras and the West End. And, because they’re right at the end of the Victoria line, you’re pretty much guaranteed a seat in the mornings.

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The best places to buy and rent in Walthamstow

Developers are responding to Walthamstow’s changing demographic. It hasn’t seen quite the same level of regeneration as the likes of Croydon or Nine Elms. However, there are now modern apartments aplenty – freckled among the area’s traditional terraced Georgian houses.

Fizzy Walthamstow is close to Blackhorse Road station and the leafy Walthamstow Reservoirs, so it’s a fine choice if you want to combine convenience with scenery. There are one to three-bedroom apartment layouts available here, and pets are welcome in all of them. It is currently rated one of the best places to rent in Walthamstow.

High standards and specifications. Really good quality furniture. Great service from Bobs, and a community feel with Fizzy events and coworking space.” – Anon, verified resident at Fizzy Walthamstow

Not knowing the area, we were both sold as soon as we saw the property. Clean, modern living with a great commute into central London. The staff were brilliant, answering all our questions and helping us through the reference process. Fizzy living genuinely feels like the way moving forward. It’s great to have that one person to talk to as and when you need something.” – Martyn, verified resident at Fizzy Walthamstow

Taylor Wimpey’s Eclipse is another popular Walthamstow new-build – this one’s also just a couple of minutes’ walk from Blackhorse Road, and brags stylish, modern apartments in immaculately landscaped grounds.

Eclipse comprises of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, all offering spacious, open-plan living. Décor is fresh and modern – think crisp white walls and spotlighting, plus there’s the option to personalise the likes of kitchen furniture, flooring and lighting while phases are ongoing. Each home comes with a balcony and ample storage space.” – HomeViews Property Pro on Eclipse

Walthamstow Gateway, meanwhile, is one of the area’s only high-rise buildings, standing tall at 11 storeys.

View of Walthamstow park

Things to do

With its period architecture, age-old church and quaint boutiques, Walthamstow Village has charm by the bucketload. It’s one of the most popular – and pricey – pockets in the area. Orford Road, in particular, has some lovely independent stores and restaurants that have stood for years.

Walthamstow Market is said to be the longest in Europe, and its traders line up along Walthamstow High Street for nearly a kilometre. For market wares with a roof, head to Wood Road, where there’s a duo of indoor varieties. And we can’t mention Walthamstow without nodding to one of its most well-known establishments – God’s Own Junkyard, a celebration of all things neon.

From cutesy cafés to sleek bistros, Walthamstow’s got it all when it comes to eating out. And the after-dark scene is made up of fun cocktail bars and pubs serving up craft beers, good gin and live music.

Find out more about living in Walthamstow by reading reviews on HomeViews. Click on the properties below to see what residents are saying. If there’s a Walthamstow property that you can’t see on the site, you can add a new listing and your review here

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Top-notch development at Blackhorse Mills (Lockworks House).

Review Date Jan 2024

Great access to the rest of London (Vic line and overground just 3 mins away), the Wetlands and Blackhorse Beer Mile are on your doorstep.

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Amazing development with superstar residential support team. The design and quality of the apartments, the location (overlooking the wetlands) and the incredible facilities (gym, pool, co-working space, bike storage, private dining rooms, outdoor areas and rooftops, parcel room) are really second to none.

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If you are considering moving to Blackhorse Mills, definitely factor in all the excellent facilities included and the great support team you have onsite. Not a bad word to say with over 2.5 years living here.

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Absolutely great residential team, super friendly and quick to provide any support needed.

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Wonderful staff

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Review Date Jan 2024

Walthamstow is a fantastic area to live in, close to many lovely coffee shops and well connected to central London!

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The staff team including Rafael, Marigona and Shingy are always really lovely and helpful. Keneth is super efficient with fixing maintenance issues. Unfortunately the heating and hot water keep getting cut off, which really needs to be sorted out by upper management/the heating provider E.On! There was a power cut recently and our tap was accidentally left on, causing a flood in the apartment – thankfully Rafael and Keneth were there to help us rescue our furniture and clear the water (after their work hours I believe), we don’t know what we would’ve done without them!

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How difficult it would be to get consistent heating and hot water!

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General issues are usually promptly dealt with, but problems with heating and hot water need to be improved.

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Best living experience in London

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Review Date Dec 2023

Overall the local amenities are good. Tesco express is convenient but could have better choice products. There aren’t many pubs close by (mainly breweries) Parking is a problem at BHM as you only get 20 minute slots which makes things difficult if people from a far want to travel by car to stay or visit

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The design of the property is excellent. Well insulated so rarely need the heating on. We’re fortunate enough to have a view of the wetlands which living in London makes a big difference. Everything is high spec and modern and any problems the building management will sort it out within a few days. I would say that there could be more treadmills in the gym as 3 doesn’t seem enough considering they tend to be used more than the other machines in there.

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High volume of mosquitos in the summer and big spiders. Luckily we have window cleaners and it isn’t too much of an issue but you do need to do a lot of hoovering up dead insects

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They have responded efficiently and sorted issues within a week

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Good experience and good community

Review Date Dec 2023

The good aspects are the location very close to the station, having different locals underneath (pizza bar, Tesco…) The bad aspects are the limit space of parking, train noises, the supermarket underneath would be better if it would be bigger…

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The building is amazing talking about design, facilities, etc… but it would be better if they would take more care about lifts when they’re broken for 3 days or so… the design into the apartments limits the storage space… the parcel room is full of parcels they should check on date and remove them when the people don’t collect them or get in contact with those people by email to collect all their parcels in a period of time… otherwise that room is a mess and make you spend a lot of time trying to find your parcel

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The good sharing areas to spend time knowing new people or with your friends

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Not too fast, sometimes fixing the problem and it happening a week after it have been fixed again

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