About the area
The London Borough of Waltham Forest lies to the east of Central London, with its centre, Walthamstow, located 30 minutes from the city. For shoppers, Walthamstow is home to Britain's longest street market, with nearly one mile of stalls selling everything from hardware to food and clothing. Five minutes’ walk away from the hustle and bustle of the market will bring you to Walthamstow Village, a designated conservation area, where visitors can get a glimpse of the origins of Walthamstow. The village contains the Vestry House Museum, built in the XVIII century as the parish workhouse, which now has a reconstructed Victorian parlour and police cell amongst its exhibits. Famous people related to the borough include Benjamin Disraeli, who was educated locally, and William Morris, the XIX century artist, poet, and craftsman. The Morris family home, dating back to the mid-XVIII century, is now the William Morris Gallery in Lloyd Park. The gallery houses a permanent exhibition of Morris’s life and work, including wallpapers, fabrics, carpets, and stained glass.
Nowadays, the borough of Waltham Forest consists of the mixture of residential houses and green areas such as parks, playing grounds, gardens, etc. It is a proven fact that Waltham Forest is the ‘greenest’ borough in the north of London.
Waltham Forest would be a great choice for people intending to live in a calm and country-like area, which, at the same time, is relatively close to the busy and luxury parts of the British capital.
YOU ARE SUBSCRIBED TO OUR NEWSLETTER!