Where to live in London similar to Walthamstow/Leytonstone?
July 31, 2014 2:46 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for a place to move to in London that is similar to Walthamstow and Leytonstone, but isn't either one. Can you suggest such a place?
posted by K.P. to Grab Bag (9 answers total)
If you've spent significant time in either place, you probably already know what I mean. I'm looking for a place with a reasonably lively high-street or shopping area, quiet side streets, at least one big supermarket, some green or park-like areas, some trees, and 1 or more pubs with lots of character. When it comes to the latter, Walthamstow has several with gastro-pub food, quiz nights, occasional folk/jazz/bluegrass night or comedy/theatre upstairs and Leytonstone has one such place and a decent 'spoons. So no boring suburbia, no purpose-built sprawl with gang violence.
And I would like to live somewhere on the Northern or Victoria line, preferably an hour or less from Euston.
Leytonstone would be ideal, if it weren't on the central line (hot, crowded, need to change). Seven Sisters is an option, but one I'd like to postpone for now.
Is there an area like this further up the Northern line? Will consider south of the river.