Located in the north-eastern corner of the Greater London area, Waltham Forest is neither the most central nor the largest of the boroughs of the capital. It is however, a pretty nice place containing everything that one might need for comfortable and pleasant life. Even a brief description of Waltham Forest might be enough to demonstrate that to you.
Some key figures and facts
The total territory being covered by Waltham Forest is 14.99 square miles. Based on the census carried out in 2011, it was estimated that there are currently some 275 800 people living here which ranks the borough on the 51st place on the list of most populated areas in England, with density of 18 000 per square mile.
The cultural and historic background
Waltham Forest became one of the first places where the Arts and Crafts movement in architecture developed under its creator William Morris, who lived there. This influenced the character of the area greatly and also caused many artistic groups to choose to settle down namely here. So, Waltham Forest became the North London cultural hub of sorts. Many groups such as the North East London Independent Artists (NELIA) still exist today.
Housing and residential areas
Waltham Forest has a mix of historic architecture and modern developments which make the area attractive to all sorts of people. To contribute to this factor comes the fact that some districts here have clearly urban character, while others have a more suburban feel to them. Most of the borough’s territory was recently redeveloped in relation to the preparations of London to host the 2012 Summer Olympics in which the borough took part.
The districts of Waltham Forest include:
- Bakers Arms
- Cann Hall
- Chingford Hatch
- Friday Hill
- Hale End
- Highams Park
- Upper Walthamstow
- Whipps Cross
Let’s have a closer look at some of the best among them.
This former civil parish and current ward has population of 13 799. It is located next to the ancient Epping Forest and at the current moment consists of mostly late 19th and early 20th century terraced houses. The nearest railway station serving the district is Maryland Railway Station. According to our man and van experts in Cann Hall, the area is indeed one of the finest places to live in Waltham Forest.
Leyton E10, E15 is home to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and also to the Leyton Orient Football Club. Other key places of interest around here are the New Spitalfields Market, which was relocated to here in 1991. The opposite ends of the local High Road contain the two most vibrant shopping areas in Leyton. The skyline here is dominated by low-rise buildings, mainly comfortable terraced houses. Notable residents of Leyton include pianist and actor Bobby Crush, footballer Curtis Davies and rapper Redzz.
We can guarantee you that once you take a walk through the street of the district, you will start looking for a house and a reliable man and van company in Upper Walthamstow, because you will want to move in there right away. The streets here are almost without exception tree-lined, the local council takes excellent care of the district and it is very quiet. It is perfect for families with children, retired professionals and people who are looking for a way out of the stress and strain of Central London in general. Among the local amenities you can enjoy here are the local cricket pitch, a church and several public houses.
Much is the spirit of the rest of the areas that we have described so far, the historic heart of Walthamstow, the beautiful Walthamstow Village E17 is quiet, tidy and well looked after. It is the oldest part of the town of Walthamstow and has a lot to show for that fact. The Ancient House, as locals refer to it, is a 15th century timber hall house, and there are several almhouses from the 16th to the 18th centuries that are also nice too. The area is located 7.5 miles from Charing Cross and has just one bus route serving it.