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

Reviews in Walthamstow

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Dream home in London!

Review Date Feb 2021

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.

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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.

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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!

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Best view from the roof

Review Date Feb 2021

Close to the underground station and the reservoirs where you can have a walk in your free time. A lot of supermarkets around.

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Lovely place , swimming pool, billiard, tennis court , gym and nice view from the roof 🌈and a lots of space in communal area for work and to feel as home♥️ and to make friends. Nice green space outside the building , where we can stay in the summer and to play ping🍸🍾pong😀

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I would love this lockdown to finish soon and the Gym and swimming pool to be open .

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Friendly staff and helpful (nr. 1 Darek always ready to help and smiling 😀, nr. 2 the british tall, blonde guy , who is working night shift named Denis? , Ana Romanian girl ❤️ ,

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One of the best places to live in London

Review Date Feb 2021

When facilities are open (let’s hope covid restrictions go easier soon) BHM simply has everything you need. You got a gym, swimming pool, co-working space, entertainment areas, rooftop, etc. Not much need to leave the complex tbh, and when you do, it has plenty of shops around apart from good transport connections.

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One of the things I love about BHM is the design, everything looks amazing. Honestly, great modern good looking design across the whole development. Facilities cover everything you may want to do and the staff is really nice and helpful. Couldn’t ask for much more.

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Not much really, what you see is what you get. Apart from when things are closed due to covid, that takes a big hit on the experience you can have at BHM but still, great place, just hope restrictions go easier soon.

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Having such a variety of facilities (when they are open), you literally don’t need to live the development, and if you do, it’s easy and fast to get central while still being quite far and surrounded by the beautiful wetlands.

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Amazing apartments with so many amenities you don’t really need to leave!!

Review Date Feb 2021

The development is a minute away from the victoria line therefore very easy to get to central london. The views are amazing from the 9th floor of the wetlands, london city and the sunsets.

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Beautiful modern development with large spacious rooms in the apartments themselves. The communal areas, gym, pool, tennis court and private dining rooms are an amazing extra to have within the same building as my apartment. Everyone who lives here is lovely and gets on with one another which is always nice, especially in the summer when you can sit and enjoy a drink on the terrace. The team that work at Blackhorse Mills are so nice and friendly and really m enhance everyone’s experience living here.

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How hot it gets in the summer as would have invested in an air conditioning unit

What is the best feature of your home:

The communal areas which you can enjoy with other residents. Also the gym/pool/tennis court is ideal being on the first floor so it’s just a elevator away

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