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

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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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Living in BHM

Review Date Jan 2022

A quiet neighbourhood with convenient access to the city via underground, overground and bus. I like the blend between nature, whilst living in a modern build.

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The facilities at BHM are great, with gym, swimming pool, work rooms and more to offer. It has enough places to relax in and change your environment especially if you are working from home. The property management is great, everyone is very friendly, helpful and professional. We have been shown around and introduced to all the amenities and when there has been issues in the flat, they have been urgently resolved. Darek and Dennis are especially great, always ready to help.

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Walthamstow is not as far as it looks, easily walkable distance, although I do wish there was a bigger grocery shop around besides co-op.

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

The urgent issues are always solved promptly. However, the smaller, non-urgent request do take a little bit of time.

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Excellent facilities management.

Review Date Jan 2022

We had a broken washer at the flat and I have to say the person who dealt with it — Denis — did an excellent job. He was responsive and followed up with very timely and clear communications. I was both happy and impressed with how Denis resolved the issue.

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Facilities management is excellent. Denis does a great job in managing the process. He is responsive and does the follow up that is required without needing to be chased. He communicates well, is polite and thoughtful. He ensured the works were completed with no hassle. Thank you!

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None.

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Outstanding building management: Denis in particular was excellent. He was responsive and managed the process well.

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A gem in Waltham Forest

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Review Date Jan 2022

Good:
– Staff are great + Friendly
– Location right by the station
– Communal areas are always kept tidy
– Gym has all the latest equipment
– Pool is warm + clean
– Community events, food-trucks every weekend, and more.
– Pet friendly (for a fee)

Bad:
– Very few parking spaces (and ~£200 per month for the ones that are available), and not a lot of parking close-by for guests
– Quite a walk to access the Wetlands, although it’s right next door, it’s nearly a 10 min walk to access the entrance

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We’re really enjoying living in Blackhorse Mills! The front desk staff are always so helpful. Tommy & Darek check in often to see how everything’s going + are always super friendly to residents + visitors alike. Andy in the maintenance team has helped with a number of small issues efficiently + with a smile. There’s currently (Jan 2022) quite a bit of construction around the area, but with the sound-proofing, you rarely hear very much when the windows are shut. The place was spotless when we moved in, and the fact we were able to collect the keys on a Sunday made it even better! The Pool & Gym are great, and we’re really enjoying the local area with Blackhorse Road station a couple of minutes away. There’s a cafe in the complex, a yoga studio, F45, and hopefully a bar + pizza place setting up soon !

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– Very few parking spaces (and ~£200 per month for the ones that are available), and not a lot of parking close-by for guests
– Quite a walk to access the Wetlands, although it’s right next door, it’s nearly a 10 min walk to access the entrance

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

Yes – the team here have been quick with any issues we’ve had and dealt with them professionally

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Hi Ayman

Fantastic review, thank you very much!

Great to read you’re enjoying living at Blackhorse and some really insightful points for anyone considering moving here.

All the best,

Robert

Security & Space all in one place

Review Date Jan 2022

The wetlands are just a stroll away and with dedicated cycle lanes and the canals nearby, there’s plenty of open space to live a healthy lifestyle.

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Blackhorse Mills provides security, space plus more all in one place. Fob access is granted only to your particular floor there is added security with cctv. With both home living and communal spaces, it provides the perfect blend to be able to work from home and connect with community. The addition of bookable dining rooms also means you can entertain right at home. Not to mention that the wetlands are a short stroll away and a heated pool is available.

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Unfortunately you can’t take dogs walking in the wetlands area as it’s a sanctuary for the birds. Saying that, Lloyd Park is a good stroll with an enclosed area and most residents use a local company who will take your dog out to a field for a day to run about in a group.

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

I have not had any issues within my flat, however have always found all staff to be approachable and friendly whenever I have had queries.

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Hi Jasmine

Thank you for your great review!

There are some really helpful points in there for future residents also.

All the best,

Robert