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.
I absolutely love this area! Being so close to the Victoria line and being able to get to Central so quickly is amazing. Some of my favourite things in in the area in summertime especially are the Lloyd Park market and the bars and restaurants at Crate, both of which are just a walk away. Being right next to the beautiful Walthamstow Wetlands is great and has been a godsend during lockdown.
Please review your development:
BHM has by far been my favourite home to date, from the facilities, the design, the location, staff and the community, everything has really exceeded my expectations.
First off, I never could’ve dreamt of having a rooftop swimming pool in London, but on top of that we also have a great gym, a studio (which I was super excited about as a dancer), a tennis court, pool tables, private dining rooms and rooftop shuffle board. I love my flat, which, for a studio, is the biggest I’ve come across in London and love the huge balcony that overlooks the Walthamstow Wetlands.
The onsite staff are great. The front of house team are all super lovely and really helpful with any queries that I’ve had. Dalila really went out of her way to help with the dining room booking and gave me a tour. Stopping for a chat with Darek, Dalila and Charlton really brightens my day. The gym staff are also really nice and make me more motivated to get my butt to the gym. The maintenance manager, Mike, is a top guy and has gone above and beyond to help me with some decor changes in my flat.
We also have a great community, I’ve made a bunch of friends in the building and a resident recently put on a games night for everyone, which was a lot of fun.
Added bonus: there are loads of cute dogs that live here.
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
Obviously completely out of management’s hands, but I wish I’d have known that the lockdown would completely shut down all the facilities multiple times. On the plus side however, we have received a small rent refund as a courtesy for this inconvenience.
My only real negative is the sofa that comes with the flat, looks nice, super hard.
What is the best feature of your home:
The rooftop swimming pool that overlooks the Wetlands!