Welcome to Leytonstone, London E11

Just two miles and a few minutes’ on the underground to the Olympic Park in Stratford, Leytonstone is a very green part of London surrounded to the north and east by parts of Epping Forest.

Leytonstone HouseLeytonstone is on the Central Line, in Zone 34, about 25 minutes’ from Oxford Circus and also in easy reach of the M11, M25 and A12. There is also a London Overground station on Leytonstone High Road on the Barking-Gospel Oak branch. See the travel page for more details.

Famous residents and ex-residents include Sir Alfred Hitchcock, celebrated in mosaics in Leytonstone tube station, David Beckham and Jonathan Ross.

About this website

Leytonstone doesn’t have an official website, but I created this website initially on Google Sites and have progressively migrated content here.  http://sites.google.com/site/londonleytonstone/home

The original website covered the main town centre area from approximately the Leytonstone High Road Overground station to the edge of the forest at Whipps Cross, which forms the old boundary with Walthamstow, but this website will try to include all parts of Leytonstone to its border with Stratford just south of Thatched House.

This is a non-commercial, non-political website for the whole community. There is content for people new to Leytonstone, for long-term residents, and for people who have moved away and may want to keep up to date with the fast moving changes happening at the moment.

Whoever you are, please feel free to contribute your content and comments: you can post at the bottom of each page or use the contact form. I update the site in my free time, so cannot always respond immediately, but I will try to respond as quickly as I can.

The site also links with Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest sites (see social media). There are a number of Leytonstone based social media sites, hopefully this website will help to provide links to the most important of them, in the spirit of helping to bring community groups together and, in this year when the area will come under the spotlight with the Olympics, send out a strong and positive message to the wider world: Leytonstone may not be perfect, but is a great place to live.

Below: Leytonstone Village (Browning Road) just off the High Road Leytonstone village

Underground map

Central line map from Leytonstone

More travel information: travel page. See the bottom panel and sidebars for live travel information from Transport for London and the Highways Agency.

Leytonstone area map