Leyton Area Guide
Leyton is a predominantly residential area in east London. Part of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the Leyton Orient Football Club are situated in Leyton. The name Leyton means “ a settlement on the River Lea” and the area was mentioned in the Doomsday Book as Leintun.
Leyton has benefitted from significant regeneration projects and investment during the last 10 years, made by Waltham Forest London Borough Council as well as the Olympics authority.
Leyton’s skyline has been transformed since the early 2000s. All but one multi-storey tower blocks (over 10 floors) have either been demolished or completely redeveloped. Leyton is very popular with families, due to the majority of properties in the area being either Victorian or Edwardian terraces that were built between 1870- 1910.
‘The best college in London for sport’, Leyton Sixth Form College, is the only college in London to acquire their own operating warrant for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award project and to be awarded a Investors in People Gold Award, a very prestigious honour given to top 1% only of all the corporations in the UK.
Leyton Mills Retail Park and Baker’s Arms district provide a large variety of retail stores, such as Asda, TK Maxx, Currys and B&Q, for all your shopping needs, while Leyton High Road has a wealth of independent cafes and restaurants offering rich and delicious cuisine from all over the world. Furthermore, primary schools, such as the ‘outstanding’ Barclay Primary School, provide an excellent standard of education for younger children of primary school age.
For those who wish to spend a good quality time with family and friends, The Leyton Techical can be an excellent place to go. It is a truly beautiful pub, located in the old Town Hall. The extensive renovation of the building involved a precise restoration of many of its original features, including its marbled mosaic floors, beautiful high ceilings and chandeliers. It is a prime example of bringing historic buildings back to life, by preserving their identity whilst making it accessible to the people.
Whilst Leyton neighbours London’s trendy and vibrant areas, such as Walthamstow and Stratford, the property prices here are on average 10% cheaper than in those areas. Its beautiful Victorian terraces, Thirties houses, purpose-built flats as well as an abundance of open spaces, such as Hackney Marshes, Epping Forest and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with its activities, entertainment and leisure facilities, make Leyton a very attractive area for families and young professionals.
Finally, Leyton Underground Station, being on a Central Line, will take you to Stratford Station in under 2 minutes and to Bank Station in 13 minutes.