A vibrant centre experiencing exciting change, young professionals and young families are selling flats in Hackney and/or Stoke Newington to buy something larger in Walthamstow.
PLACES TO GO
The E1 postcode is full of a diverse community, great shops, bars and restaurants. Shadwell and Stepney form the heart of E1 - inner-city districts whose streets, a historical mix of Victorian and post-war housing with few hotels gives a glimpse of a bygone London.
Stratford is a district of east London. The area was part of the Ancient Parish and subsequent County Borough of West Ham, which became the western half of the modern borough in 1965. The late 20th Century was a period of severe economic decline, eventually reversed by regeneration associated with the 2012 Summer Olympics, for which Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was the main venue. Stratford is now East London’s primary retail, cultural and leisure centre. It has also become the second most significant (after Canary Wharf) business location in the east of the capital.
Leyton has benefited greatly from its proximity to the Olympic Park; in 2012 the council put their hands in their pocket and got the painters in to gussy up the High Road with a charming, Portobello-esque multicolour paint job. Leyton Jubilee Park was also improved, so as well as being picnic-pretty it now boasts a dandy wooden pirate ship for local sprogs to lark about on.
Leytonstone is a suburban area in East London, situated between Wanstead and Leyton. The area is part of the London borough of Waltham Forest. This part of East London is booming, and things look set to continue apace as more and more people ditch Central London and head out to Zones 3 and 4. E11 have some fantastic pubs and restaurants, which make Leytonstone fantastically social places to live. Epping Forest and Wanstead Flats are on your doorstep and the River Lee and Victoria Park are only a short distance away, so finding a green space to while away the hours in really isn’t a problem. Church Path near Leytonstone Stations is quite stylish with bookshops, pubs and cafes. Hollow Ponds, Wanstead Park and Epping Forest are all nearby and offer lovely wide-open spaces. Families and first-time buyers are attracted here as they can get more for their money here than they can in close by Hackney.
Hackney Wick is a diverse and multicultural area undergoing significant regeneration and is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after areas for buyers and tenants. East of the A12 dual carriageway and between Victoria Park and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is this dynamic mix of residential, warehouse and workspaces filling in with both new and established businesses, cafés, retailers, brewers, bars, galleries and more.Building on the industrial heritage and creative community, the vision for the area is an innovative quarter to live, work and visit. Diversity and the local culture, coupled with the growing number moving into the area, make it one of the city’s newest and most sustainable communities. Walking the streets of Hackney Wick, you’ll observe a buzz of activity which is opening the space to a wider mix of new occupiers.