Upper Leytonstone Village
The original Upper Leytonstone village is centred around Leytonstone Business and Enterprise Specialist School and St Andrew’s Church on the corner of James Lane and Colworth Road and is now a conservation area. St Andrew’s Church also has its own cafe, Cafe Refresh.
On Whipps Cross Road and also in part of the conservation area are the Shree Nathji Sanatan Hindu Temple and the Sir Alfred Hitchcock Hotel which was refurbished in 2011.
For a different view of this area see this report in the Waltham Forest Guardian about local people sharing memories of the Nissen huts built along Whipps Cross Road to house people whose homes had been damaged by bombing in the Second World War.
- Waltham Forest Guardian: Former residents of Nissen huts in Whipps Cross Road, Leytonstone, share happy wartime memories
The Upper Leytonstone Area is covered by the Leytonstone Area Residents’ Association (LARA).