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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Staff is amazing!

Review Date Aug 2021

Love the breweries next door. Access to high street is good. Access to nature is brilliant.

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All the staff have been amazing. Anna and Luke were really good at helping us get sorted every step of the way with great friendly service. Dennis, Victor, Matt, Mike, Kyle, and a maintenance person whose name I forget have all been outstanding!!!

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would like to know the best restaurants, shops etc

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

Sorted everything quickly with good communication.

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Lovely community

Review Date Jul 2021

The building is very close to Blackhorse Road station. Emerging new locals cafes and restaurants.

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The facilities are very good, very nice community and pet friendly, an extra plus! The day to day staff are very helpful and kind. They only downside is that the amazing wetlands views come with the price of enormous spiders. Overall GREAT place!

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You only can have E-On, bills are outrageous.

What is the best feature of your home:

Spacious living room and kitchen area & the views.

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Friendly community, great facilities, green spaces nearby

Review Date Jul 2021

The area is under development with pros and cons of that. Everyday the landscape is shaping differently and new buildings are coming up to create a vibrant community. This can cause though noise due to ongoing construction works. The view on the wetland and London City is stunning from the roof terrace, like being in a posh hotel….at home! The tube is just 2mins walking and bus stop in front of the site entrance. Tottenham Hale is plenty of connections and facilities (shops). Parks are nearby for lovely walks. Free parking is not possible but you can subscribe a fee with the development to use theirs. There are a couple of lovely cafes nearby and the residents community support each other in sharing info on shops, hair dressers, bars etc. There is more expected to come on site (they mentioned a pizzeria to open in the building!)

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The atmosphere is very friendly at Blackhorse Mills and I would say one of the few places in London when you have the chance to feel part of a community. Residents have a facebook group to exchange/sell/give for free goods and advises. During the Pandemic there was mutual support among neighbours. The gym and the swimming pool are great. Sometimes they need to be closed for the Government restrictions. We loved to use the common areas and the living rooms. If you have a dog, that’s the best place where to live.

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Spiders! We had to deal with spider invasion which was totally unexpected to everyone. Management actioned it , with recurrent cleaning of the site and they provided some spider nets.
The place gets really hot at summer time.

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

The team is extremely kind. Darek in particular is always ready to help and find a way to support customers in everything they need. It is someone you really enjoy to talk to and makes the difference to your day. Ana and Thiago are also extremely helpful and kind. Receptionists are always there to support at the best they can and very kind in everything they do. Great atmosphere!

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Great for a family, easy short term let

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Review Date Jun 2021

We are a family and needs a short time rental in Walthamstow, Fizzy has been absolutely perfect. Flat is very spacious, everything working and ready to move in. The area is very safe, we really enjoy the small playgrounds across the street. And all Of Walthamstow still at our fingertips. There is less noise than in our previous area in the neighbourhood and within the building there is absolutely no noise – which is great for a 4 year old sleeping!

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The move was very easy, the flat has a great, comfortable layout. The open space long room kitchen has great light and makes the room very enjoyable to share as a family. The building manager has been very responsive to any questions. The bathrooms are very nice too!

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We were in the area already so nothing that we didn’t know!

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

It could use with more storage in the bathrooms/second bedroom.

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Manager Response

Thanks for leaving us this review! So glad that our new short term rental could help out you and your family!

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