Leytonstone Area Guide
A leafy sub-urban area of London, Leytonstone, has a true village feel with its beautiful parks and trendy independent cafes, restaurants and pubs, while being only 16 minutes away on Central Line to the City of London.
The green spaces of the nearby Epping Forest and the Hollow Ponds, where you can hire a boat or have an afternoon picnic with your family, make the area desirable for people, who want to enjoy the freedom and beauty of the nature whilst being close to the Central London.
Leytonstone is also a birthplace of the ‘Master of Suspense’ and famous Hollywood Director Sir Alfred Hitchcock. The Leytonstone Underground Station’s platforms are decorated with mosaics inspired by Sir Hitchcock’s works.
Outstanding schools, such as David Lane Primary School, St Mary's Walthamstow CofE Voluntary Aided Primary School, Newport School and Barclay Primary School, provide an excellent standard of education for children of primary school age.
Leytonstone (Secondary) School celebrated ‘BRILLIANT GCSE RESULTS!’ this year, its pupils achieving 90% pass rate in English.
One of the places that captures the true spirit of the area are the cosy Wild Goose Bakery, which has been “designed to appeal to all your senses, whilst being highly accessible and welcoming to all”. The bakery is run by a very knowledgeable and friendly husband and wife team, who will provide a warm welcome as well as delicious, homemade food in their warm, unpretentious setting, with its vintage furniture, restored Victorian fireplaces, and bone china teacups.
Property prices have more than doubled in Leytonstone in the last decade. In 2013 one could buy a four-bedroomed terraced house in Leytonstone for £350,000. Today, the price for a similar property is £725,000. This is due to the area becoming more and more attractive to people, who seek the relaxed and sophisticated feel of a sub-urban area and yet require an easy and uncomplicated access to the City of London.