Eclipse is a collection of new-build homes in East London’s emerging Walthamstow district. Close to lush Epping Forest and home to a colossal nature reserve, you could easily mistake the place for some rural pocket of England. But, in fact, it’s just 15 minutes from the centre of the capital.
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.
The apartment blocks are separated by attractive landscaped grounds. There’s little else to speak of – no gym or residents’ lounge, for instance, but with so much close by it doesn’t seem to matter to residents. Sunday roasts in traditional boozers, brunch in hipster cafés and bike trails around peaceful Walthamstow Reservoirs – those are just a handful of examples of what’s on offer here. There’s also a fantastic art scene to explore, courtesy of the talented creatives multiplying here as Hackney living costs rise.
When it comes to getting around London, you’re well covered at Eclipse. The development is just a couple of minutes’ walk from Blackhorse Road station, which is serviced by both the Victoria line and the Overground, and offers direct connections to Euston, King’s Cross and Oxford Circus. Party animals will be pleased to learn the Victoria line runs 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays, too.
Bath tubs are really shallow. No real woodfloors. Single oven. Perimeter of the development not well lit at night. Can be noisy due to proximity of student accomodation nearby. The units are all very well insulated and warm though
Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:
Close to tube stop and a lot of new developments are being built, however at the moment still lacking in shops, restaurant, and entertainment options.
Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:
The students in the nearby student accomodation can be a nuisance, bus service in general is not very good, so an issue if tube has problems