Walthamstow Area Guide
The largest district of the London Borough of Waltham Forest, Walthamstow, has become increasingly popular since the 2012 Summer Olympics for its beautifully Victorian tree lined streets and its village like setting.
With the regeneration of Hoe street named ‘The scene’ at Cleveland place followed by the introduction of the 9 screen Empire cinema and the trendy restaurants on site, Walthamstow is now a great location for a family day out. You also have Walthamstow Market which is open Tuesday-Friday, 8am-5pm and Saturday, 8am-5.30pm which dates back to 1885, which is the longest outdoor street market in Europe.
Walthamstow Central Underground Station offers and easy access to Central London, London’s Oxford Street being only 19 minutes away when you travel on the Victoria Line to Oxford Circus Underground Station.
The ancient nucleus of present-day Walthamstow, The Walthamstow Village, is an affluent area built around a 12th century St. Mary’s Church. The Village’s Orford Road, has in recent years been developing as beautiful street with its trendy restaurants, sophisticated local supermarkets and cafes, such as the popular Froth & Rind and the award-winning Eat17.
Transport links to Central London are excellent from Walthamstow. Victoria Line’s Walthamstow Central and Blackhorse Road Stations provide a quick and simple link to Oxford Circus Station and Victoria Station. There are also three London Overground Stations- Walthamstow Queen’s Street, Wood Street as well as St James Street. Finally, Lea Bridge Abellio Greater Anglia provide passengers with direct links to both Stratford and Tottenham Hale.