Walthamstow

A Guide to Living in 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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Private E17 Walthamstow Apartment

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Review Date May 2020

Lots of local shops and some high street brands with cinemas and easy convenience of the malls – great location and 7 mins walk to the tube or less than that if you are a fast walker. Lots of banks with most brands around and a library which is convenient.
The bird sanctuary wild life is just a walk away which is also convenient and many great alleys with unique places like Gods junkyard and all

Dislike; Anti social behaviour, lots of the council flats in front of us dont intergrate well. Abuse of carpark, not a variety of nationalities enough, lots of eastern europeans clusters

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Plain, build a balcony above someone else bedroom, thats just silly and toilet internally, you cant change the seats if broken because you have to crack the walls /tiles before you get to the problem which costs you a fortune if not. not much of a divide between being private and council and so many antisocial behaviour to abuse of using the bins and dumping their stuff to us even from private houses owners.
We have lots of foxes making noise every night and worst off not much a garden to sit, lifts used to break down often and carpark abuse with ppl keeping breaking the ballards or parking from outside cars because parking is limited as the councils refusing to build gates for our safety thinking it is not necessary but we paying so much maintenance fees for just cleaning? nothing much to look forward to this building
We cant even fine the ppl who illegal park as they know they wont get caught in time by the external company.

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wish i knew all the anti social behaviour that this area had before i moved in

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Quick and better, prompt update than previously. Used to shuffle from one problem to another

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Brilliant location, excellent facilities

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Review Date Apr 2020

Perfect location for town centre, shops, bars, restaurants and a 2 minute walk to the Victoria line with direct links to central london

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The building has great facilities including concierge and gym. The building management company are always happy to help and friendly when you see them around. The building is very secure with buzz entry access at front and back. The design of the building is ok, with flats which vary in size shape and style.

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How inconsiderate some neighbours are!

What is the best feature of your home:

Nice sized flat, including a seperate mezzanine bedroom.

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The perfect place

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Review Date Apr 2020

A perfect location with shops, restaurants and bars quite literally on our doorstep and central London around 20 mins away on the Victoria line, a few mins walk from our front door!

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For us, this is the ideal appartment in the ideal location!
Whilst we love having a gym on site, we have yet to use it!
Concierge service is a great benefit, and Laura does a great job!
We don’t intend to ever move!

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Theres no parking, but with the transport links, who needs a car!

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

Unfortunately, we only rent. Thats all we would change!

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Sopwith Avenue

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Review Date Mar 2020

Very close to transport links and restaurants
Parking is very limited especially for guest

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Property design is good, I like the en-suite. Love the doors and the size of the balcony. Kitchen is very nice and functional.

It would have been nice to have a bit more storage cupboard space and larger wardrobe. The central heating system is not easy to programme and the washer/dryer doesn’t dry the clothes properly so had to buy an airer and hang my clothes out to dry.

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No parking for visitors

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Location of property to public transport links is amazing

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