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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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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Good-quality flats in a great position

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Review Date Oct 2020

Great location, close to Blackhorse Road tube, with all essential amenities a stone’s throw away.

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Good flats in a great position. All essentials and Blackhorse Road tube on your doorstep, and only a 20-min walk into Walthamstow itself. Flats themselves are spacious and well-designed. Keep heat well in the winter and airy in the summer. Internet v fast and reliable!

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How close the place is to 3 awesome local breweries!

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3 things: flat design (spacious and good temperature control); speedy, reliable internet; and location.

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Thank you for leaving your home this review – we hope you continue to enjoy renting here!

Sound and heat insulation is a game changer

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Review Date Oct 2020

Very new to the area but we’ve loved what we’ve seen so far, loads of cool breweries and Yonder climbing centre is great! Just a minute or two from the tube so really well connected. And ikea is super close which is dangerous but brilliant.

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Love the flat! Great finishes, perfectly spacious and the balcony is really sheltered and clean. Shame the baths are slightly shallow, but other than that the flat exceeded our expectations. Water pressure is great and white goods all working well. Management was really helpful with the move, very professional and friendly. The best thing I’ve found so far is the insulation, not only is the flat super warm with basically no heating, but it’s practically sound proof. Haven’t heard any neighbour noise, and with the windows closed you can barely hear anything outside, except maybe the odd plane. After having lived in MANY old flats with creaky floorboards, the peacefulness is honestly a game changer 😄 I also read reviews that you can hear dogs barking a lot, which concerned me slightly, but we’ve not experienced any of this, we’ve met some very sweet dogs in the hallway!

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Literally the only thing is the bath 😆 but it’s a minor complaint!

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The baths are really shallow which is a shame, but other than that the flat exceeded our expectations

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Hi Daisy, thank you so much for leaving your home this review! We are so glad you are enjoying things here in Fizzy Walthamstow 🙂

Converted to new builds

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Review Date Oct 2020

Pros: good coffee in the area and really close to the wetlands for walks. Climbing wall and yoga studio just round the corner 🙌 Generally pretty quiet on the road we live on.

Cons: wish the local co-op was just a bit bigger and wish there were better food options on deliveroo 😅

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I’ve always thought new builds were a bit naff and lacked character but I am converted. The building is really modern and really well designed and we’ll kept! It’s amazingly spacious! The amenities are all well kept and smartly designed to combat common problems found in older houses such as damp and noise. They seem quite eco conscious which is a plus! The management are also really lovely and make the moving process really easy. They give you all the manuals to your flat which is super helpful and internet and heating is included!! Because everything is smart, we end up saving quite a bit of money on our utilities. The only downside is no gas cooker, I find induction cookers annoying but that’s a personal opinion. And of course the best thing about Fizzy is that my cat can live freely in it and not secretly like in our old flat! After dealing with bad, greedy and stuffy landlords, it’s so refreshing to rent from a company, where you know someone is accountable.

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Parking is so expensive! Parking is basically non-existent in the area but the parking at fizzy is too expensive for us! Luckily, we work in the area and got a business permit for only £200 for the year instead of £85 a month! However even with the permit, parking is a nightmare and sometimes we will have to park several roads away which is slightly annoying.

The bathtub is also probably the most uncomfortable bath ever. It gets better as you get use to it but it’s weirdly small and shallow and will never cover you completely with water even when you are completely planked in it 😂

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Jason our building manager is super nice and has responded to all of my annoying little questions promptly. They also deal with repairs pretty quickly.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this detailed review, we really appreciate it and hope future renters also find this helpful! We hope you continue to enjoy living in Walthamstow

Good but some issues

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Review Date Oct 2020

Wetlands are great, also has great transport links

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Pros: area is great, right by the wetlands for some nature if you want it, and the flat is spacious and all we need.

Cons: parking (told we could have weekend passes but this is not allowed), on going construction we weren’t warned about pre move in

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More than 1, toilet, parking and construction problems

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The space in the flat is amazing and the balcony too is large.

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Thank you Zac for your review!

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