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Serviced by good transport links on the District and Hammersmith and City lines, East ham is just 25 minutes away from the heart of London. As well as East Ham tube station there are also excellent bus services forming a hub near the Town Hall. The area is home to traditional East End eateries, which sit harmoniously alongside ethnic and Caribbean restaurants, and is just ten minutes from West Ham football ground. To the north of East Ham is Manor Park and Little Ilford, to the east over the North Circular Road is Barking, to the west is Upton Park and to the south over the A13 is Beckton and London City Airport.
Forest Gate is a short bus ride away from Stratford Westfield Shopping Centre and boasts a history coloured with music and acting. Forest Gate is set to become even more desirable in the future, as the area will be linked by Crossrail, Europe's biggest construction project, to Central and West London in 2017. To the north of the railway running through Forest Gate is the "village", which has terraced streets named after the Oxford Martyrs (Latimer, Ridley and Cranmer) running up to the open spaces of Wanstead Flats. The Woodgrange Estate Conservation Area is a residential area with predominantly double-fronted Victorian three and four bedroomed houses.
Leyton has a thriving local community which is becoming increasingly cosmopolitan. There is a retail park at Leyton Mills while more traditional shops can be found at the north end of town by Baker's Arms. The Central Line as well as Midland Road Station on the Gospel Oak to Barking line serves the area alongside buses with 24-hour services running along the High Road and Lea Bridge Road. Cyclists are able to reach Central London from Lea Bridge Road following the London Cycle Network through Hackney and Shoreditch. The area consists mainly of terraced houses built between 1870 and 1910, interspersed with some modern housing estates.
Leytonstone is a suburban area in East London, situated between Wanstead and Leyton. The area is part of the London borough of Waltham Forest. The main thoroughfare in Leytonstone: High Road Leytonstone, runs the length of Leytonstone and offers excellent local bus links to Stratford. Leytonstone tube station is on the Central Line and Leytonstone High Road is a London Overground railway station. Famous footballer David Beckham was born in Leytonstone and legendary (remove “former”) film director Sir Alfred Hitchcock was born and raised in the area; the entrance to Leytonstone tube station has a number of mosaics depicting scenes from Hitchcock’s films.
Plaistow is in the London borough of Newham. Something about the old East End thrives in this area, where you can go for a jog around Plaistow Park followed by an authentic East End meal at the famous "Pie & Mash". The area is mostly residential and includes a mixture of council estates, purpose built apartment blocks and Victorian houses. Plaistow has good transport links being on the Hammersmith and City line, taking you to Liverpool Street in under half an hour. Plaistow is also on the District line. The area is within close proximity to Westfield Shopping Centre and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Located in East London, Stratford has undergone huge regeneration in recent years, due to the preparation for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Home to the Olympic Park and many other Olympic venues, Stratford was the hub of the action in the summer of 2012 and today the legacy continues. The district is now home to newly built restaurants and bars as well as Westfield Stratford City, one of Europe's biggest shopping centres, which opened in 2011. Getting to and from Stratford is easy, as the area is home to no less than three stations - Stratford Tube station, Stratford Regional Station and Stratford International station.
Upper Leytonstone is a suburban, residential area in East London that is part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest. The properties found in Upper Leytonstone are mostly Victorian and are usually considered to be more affordable than some of its neighbouring areas. Leytonstone is a friendly, relaxed area with plenty of open green space, such as the popular Hollow Ponds that are also known as Leyton Flats. For those with children, schools in the area include Gwyn Jones primary school and Forest School secondary school. In terms of transport, Leytonstone has its own tube station, which is on the Central Line, as well as Leytonstone High Road Overground which is in Zone 3.
Upton Park is in the London borough of Newham. The area is home to West Ham football ground and is adjacent to the historic Queen’s Road Market, one of London's most ethnically diverse street markets. Selling an eclectic mix of household objects and exotic vegetables, the market is open everyday of the week. Upton Park is renowned for Green Street, which is home to West Ham United. Upton Park is on the District and Hammersmith and City lines. The Hammersmith and City line, Westbound, can take you to Liverpool Street in just over 20 minutes. The area is also just 12 minutes away from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by tube.
Walthamstow is part of Waltham Forest, a residential district of East London.
The area is home to a wide selection of homes, such as big Victorian terraces and beautiful cottages.
Walthamstow Village is E17's hidden gem and is the historical centre of Walthamstow, the original Town Hall is found on Orford road along with an array of shops, bars, pubs and restaurants.
Upper Walthamstow itself is made up of wonderful period buildings, including the local Vestry House Museum which dates back to the eighteenth century. Excellent transport links make Walthamstow a very popular place to live. The area is home to a High Street market that dates back to 1885 and operates weekly between Tuesday and Saturday. Walthamstow Central station is on the Victoria Line, and is well connected with access to Oxford Circus in 20-25 minutes and with the British Rail service getting to Liverpool Street in 19 minute the area is becoming more and more popular with City professionals. Walthamstow is located beside the North Circular and is only a 10 minute drive from the M11.
West Ham is located in the London borough of Newham. The area has excellent transport links, making it extremely accessible to the city centre. The area is serviced by the District, Hammersmith and City and Jubilee lines on the London Underground. It is also on the DLR and is on the main c2c line running from the coast to Fenchurch Street in the City close to Tower Hill. West Ham is just one stop away from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Westfield Stratford City shopping centre. The range of transport links available to West Ham has made the area a popular location to find a property.