A vibrant and diverse corner of East London, this culturally rich neighbourhood is known for its creativity, history and charm.

Acknowledged as a popular destination for both visiting and residing, most recently, Blackhorse Road was voted as one of "The Best Places to Go in the UK and Ireland in 2024" by Condé Nast Traveller. Also, Wood Street was named one of "Britain's 50 Best Streets to Live On" by The Telegraph.

You forget you’re in London with the beautiful green spaces that Walthamstow has to offer. Walthamstow Wetlands has stunning views and unique wildlife while Epping Forest offers 8,000 acres of space to explore.

Walthamstow is also home to the world's largest collection of William Morris's work, making the William Morris Gallery a must-see. Also for an experience like no other, you can visit "Neon Paradise", God's Own Junkyard.

From independent cafes and shops to craft breweries and green spaces, you’ll find a unique blend of community spirit and enthusiasm for “Awsomestow”.


57 Orford Road, London  E17 9NJ

A sophisticated social space, this brilliant bar-cum-restaurant is one of the latest additions to Orford Road but has already cemented its place in E17’s affections. The place to go for exceptional cocktails.

Eat 17

28-30 Orford Road, London E17 9NJ

The original and still the best, this amazing restaurant has been a fixture on Orford Road for as long as we can remember. Whether you’re celebrating a special day or having a romantic meal for two, this is the place.


69 Orford Road, London  E17 9NJ

This restaurant’s mission is to provide healthy food for everyone and boy does it deliver! Delicious and nutritious poke and acai bowls are there specialty, and once you’ve tried them you’ll be hooked!

Yard Sale Pizza

15 Hoe Street, London  E17 4SD

Housed in an old glass factory on Hoe Street, this is an awesome pizzeria, whether you be carnivore, vegetarian, or vegan. Try the Mr Lava Lava – it’s a vegan delight!

Orford Tapas Saloon Bar and Deli

32 Orford Road, London  E17 9NJ

As Time Out wrote “A little piece of Spain in the heart of Walthamstow”. And who are we to argue with Time Out?! Great food, great ambiance, and lovely staff – enough said!

Sodo Pizza

21-23 Hatherley Mews, Walthamstow E17 4QP

Tucked down a cobbled mews, just off Hoe Street, this fantastic restaurant serves some of the best pizzas in East London. Try the Jon Bon Chovy – it’s one of our all-time faves!

The Kitchen

41 Orford Road, London  E17 9NL

The owners’ vision for The Kitchen was that it should have a warm, cosy and welcoming atmosphere and serve food of the highest quality. Guess what – you’ve nailed it guys!


35 St James St, London E17 7FY and 17&Central, Selborne Rd, London E17 7JR

It’s a box park. No, we didn’t know what one was either before Crate opened, but we do now and we love it! Home to a multitude of small businesses, it’s even got it’s own bar. Seriously, what’s not to like?!

Lloyd Park

Forest Road, London  E17 4PP

Home to the award winning William Morris Gallery, Lloyd Park is a mix of formal gardens and large lawns – the perfect spot for a summer picnic. Check out the café in the Gallery too – it’s great

St James Park

121 Hartington Road, London  E17 8AS

Large expanses of lawn make this the perfect spot for a kick around with the kids, or for a summer picnic.

Walthamstow Marshes

Lea Bridge Road, London  E10 7QL

This internationally important nature reserve is the largest of its type in Europe, providing shelter for a wide range of wildlife. Explore its vast 211 hectares, and when you’re done, pop into the Engine House café for a cuppa.

Hollow Pond

Whipps Cross Road, Leytonstone, London  E11 1NP

If you fancy going all Wind in the Willows and “messing about in a boat”, then this is the place for you. Hire a row boat in the summer and take a trip across the water, maybe with an ice cream in hand!

The Queen's Arms pub

42 Orford Road, London  E17 9NJ

Located next to our Walthamstow office, you just know this is our favourite! Whether popping in for a drink after work, or having dinner with friends, this is the perfect spot.

The Castle Pub

15 Grosvenor Rise E, London  E17 9LB

Good food, good drink and a friendly welcome – what more could you possibly want from a local pub? A lovely beer garden maybe? Check! Try the beetroot and quinoa – it’s epic!

The Nags Head

9 Orford Road, London  E17 9LP

A traditional pub, set at the St Mary’s end of Orford Road, it has one of the best beer gardens in E17, and often hosts a jazz band on a Sunday afternoon.

The Flowerpot Walthamstow

128 Wood Street, London  E17 3HX

The writer can still remember the bitter tears falling into his pint in this pub when England lost to West Germany at Italia ‘90. But don’t let that put you off – The Flower Pot is a fantastic old style boozer, a staple of Wood Street.

Ye Olde Rose & Crown

53 Hoe Street, London  E17 4SA

An award winning theatre pub located on Hoe Street. Whatever it is you love - be it beer, community, friendly people or music and theatre - you’ll find it here.


34 Orford Road, London  E17 9NJ

A bottle shop and bar par excellence, hometipple’s golden rule is “Is it delicious?” Well we’ve tried many a bottle from here, and we can confirm “yes – yes it is!”

God’s Own Junkyard

Unit 12, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Shernhall Street, London  E17 9HQ

The only junkyard visible from space (not really…well, maybe), this is a neon-lit wonderland, where you can sip something cold whilst taking in the magic. Our top tip – take sunglasses!

Go Go Golf at Crate

CRATE Walthamstow 45 Selborne Walk, London  E17 7JR

A nine-hole mini golf course, inspired by all the natural treasures in the borough. Of course, it’s slightly silly, but isn’t that half the fun???

Lancasters Home & Garden Centre

Unit 2, The Old Station Yard, 186-188 Wood Street, London  E17 3NZ

Located in the old goods yard of Wood Street station, Lancasters is a Walthamstow institution. A wide selection on plants and knowledgeable, friendly staff make this the place to go for all things horticultural.

Fellowship Square & Fountain

Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road, London  E17 4JF

Located at Walthamstow Town Hall, Fellowship Square is part of the council’s programme to create a new neighbourhood and cultural hub, centred around the iconic fountain.