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.

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.

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.

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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Nice place to live (with a pet!)

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Review Date Jul 2020

Amazing transport, great local shops, cafes etc, lovely community vibe, right near beautiful nature reserve

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Huge bright flat with nice appliances where everything just works. Pet friendly, peaceful, so far has been easy to get things fixed and good communication with property management who are much nicer than any I’ve dealt with in previous places I’ve lived.

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If you get a pet there is a slight increase in rent

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It’s pretty good value for money but it would have been kind to give rent reductions during COVID as a lot of people’s circumstances have changed beyond their control

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Hi Amy, thank you for taking the time to review your home, we really appreciate it!

Modern, comfortable apartments in a friendly, vibrant corner of East London

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Review Date Jul 2020

There’s nothing I dislike about Walthamstow. By Blackhorse Road we are right next to the River Lea, Tottenham Lock, Walthamstow Wetlands and a comfortable walk to Walthamstow Marshes and Tottenham Marshes. It’s rare to find so much natural beauty in London and yet have excellent access to the central areas. Walthamstow very much has its own identity as opposed to being swallowed up into the capital like so many other areas. It’s very family oriented, yet has plenty to do for young people. The pubs are excellent. Close by the Fizzy development is a Co-op and Lidl is a twenty-minute walk away, with plenty more in the town centre should they not suffice (the town centre is roughly a 25-minute walk). William Morris Gallery is also close by and has some beautiful gardens to enjoy and almost everyone I’ve met around here, both in the development and outside, are incredibly friendly.

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The development is modern, comfortable, clean and quiet. Our apartment’s space has been excellently utilised. The bathroom is nice and big and there are two utility cupboards with space for the washing machine that was included with the flat. There’s a dishwasher for when we’re feeling lazy and the fridge/freezer is nice and big so that there’s plenty of storage space, more than enough for two people living in a one-bed flat. The communal garden area is really pleasant. The insulation in the block is fantastic, both sound-wise and heat-wise. You rarely hear anything at all from the other apartments in the block, or from outside if you close the windows. Easily the best place I’ve lived during my six years in London. And the house management are always on hand to help out, whether it was getting us a new mattress or answering questions about other things. They also let you have pets!

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This was more our fault than anything else, but we’d probably warn somebody who asked about the no smoking rule. Obviously people expect that inside, but I’ve never come across a place that doesn’t let you do so on a balcony or in a communal garden area. We also heard a strange rumour that before we moved in dogs were banned from the communal garden area because somebody was moaning about noise. I think that’s a shame and can’t imagine ever being annoyed by a dog. I suppose I worry slightly (and it is only slightly) that one person raising their voice unreasonably might affect other tenants in the block. This is a concern for us because we definitely want to get a dog at some point.

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The best feature is definitely the living space because it’s open and comfortable and very spacious while still managing to include all necessary amenities.

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Wow thanks for the kind words Sebastian, we’re so pleased to hear that Fizzy Walthamstow is the best place you’ve lived in London! Thanks for your feedback on the communal gardens – unfortunately, a small number of owners were not being responsible for their dogs and therefore, for health and safety reasons and to improve the quality of shared spaces for all our residents to enjoy, we had to make the painful decision to make the garden a pet-free area. Fizzy is most definitely a pet-friendly landlord, we adore all our furry residents, and we will continue to review this situation. We have identified a handful of pet-friendly parks within a 10 minute walk of our building we recommend to all dog owners. Thanks – and we also look forward to you getting a dog!

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Review Date Jul 2020

It’s a great location with Blackhorse Road station, the wetlands, and a few independent breweries and cafes right on your doorstep. All whilst only being a 10-minute walk into town or 20-minutes to Lloyd Park. The area feels safe and the locals are friendly. The local amenities will only get better once the several construction projects around us are finished in the coming years.

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It’s really hard to find a property that allows you to have pets so we were absolutely thrilled to find Fizzy! We’re so happy living here and wish we could actually own the apartment!

The apartment is a really generous size with a large balcony. Interior design in both the flat and communal areas is well-considered and one of the best qualities we’ve lived in. We’ve also never lived in such a quiet flat! You can barely tell you have neighbours. The facilities are excellent (we’ve never had a dryer or a large dishwasher before!) and the bike stores give you peace of mind.

Having the Bobs on site is also a big help and if you have any issues you can feel safe that they’re looking into this and issues get resolved quickly.

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The only slight downsides are the number of flies and spiders we get (assuming from the close proximity to the wetlands?) and Sopwith Avenue can get a bit noisy if people have guests out on their balconies, although this rarely lasts late into the night.

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There isn’t much to highlight but the bath is very shallow

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your home this review! We hope you continue to enjoy living here!

Good development in a great position

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Review Date Jul 2020

Great position (2 mins from Blackhorse Road tube) and good local amenities (shops, cafes, takeaways, restaurants, etc). Close to River Lea – great for walking/cycling.

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Well-designed, open flats. Keep heat in well in winter, nice and airy in summer. Bedrooms well-sized and furnishings/white goods all decent spec. Not fantastic vfm for the area, but also pay for having issues resolved quickly by properly management (which has always been the case in my experience). Recommended.

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Difficulty in finding parking for guests. But proximity to the River Lea a surprise bonus!

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Always found that issues have been resolved quickly and to my satisfaction. Been here a year.

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Thanks for the review of your Home Andy – we do hope that you continue to enjoy living here.