South Leytonstone

Thatched House junction

Thatched House junction. The Thatched House pub is now a betting shop.

The London Overground railway line forms an unofficial boundary between Leytonstone town centre with the southern part of Leytonstone running down through Harrow Green and the Cathall and Cann Hall Estates to the Thatched House junction, which forms the border of Leytonstone and the London Borough of Waltham Forest with Stratford in the London Borough of Newham.

Cathall

Houses on Cathall Rd

Houses on Cathall Rd

The Cathall Estate is to the west of the High Road. There is a physical boundary with Leyton to the west of Leytonstone, formed by the M11 link road and the Central line which runs above ground at this point, the only road crossing is Cathall Road which connects the High Road at Harrow Green with Grove Green Road, running past Cathall Leisure Centre.

This part of Leytonstone has seen a lot of regeneration over the last 10 or more years with new housing on Cathall Road (above) and the creation of Langthorne Park in an old hospital ground and the High Road was improved (2011-12) in the run up to the Olympics, see New Look Leytonstone.

Langthorne Park

Langthorne Park

Langthorne Park        Langthorne Park small pond       Langthorne Park amphitheatre

Langthorne Park large pond

Waltham Forest Construction Training Centre, Leytonstone

Waltham Forest Construction Training Centre, Leytonstone

Cathall also includes Waltham Forest Construction Training Centre, St Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, the Langthorne Health Centre, CLaSS Community Learning Centre and the Birkbeck Tavern.

Birkbeck Tavern

Birkbeck Tavern

Cann Hall

Cann Hall hit the national headlines in May 2012 when the Fred Wigg Tower was named as a potential site for surface to air missiles to defend the Olympic games in the event of an attack.

Bordering on the wide expanse of Wanstead Flats, part of Epping Forest, Cann Hall forms the border with the London Borough of Newham — with Stratford to its south and Forest Gate to its east.

Fred Wigg and John Walsh Towers from Wanstead Flats

Fred Wigg and John Walsh Towers from Wanstead Flats

Cann Hall is a mainly residential area, with a mixture of Victorian terraces and 1960s and later flats and houses. It has two pubs, the Woodhouse Tavern and Lord Rookwood.

Woodhouse Tavern

Woodhouse Tavern

The Lord Rookwood

The Lord Rookwood

Acacia Playpark

Acacia Playpark

Cann Hall Park

Cann Hall Park

Cann Hall Park

Cann Hall Park

Harrow Green

Harrow Green straddles Cathall and Cann Hall at the junction of Cathall Road and the High Road. The war memorial is at the centre of Harrow Green, with two pubs, The Plough and Harrow and The Shepherd’s Inn, a traditional East End eel and pie shop and the former library which closed in 2012 providing the focal point. Further up towards the town centre is The Bell pub (not to be confused with The Bell pub in Walthamstow which gives its name to the junction near Waltham Forest Town Hall).

Harrow Green and the War Memorial

Harrow Green and the War Memorial

The Plough and Harrow

The Plough and Harrow

Shepherd's Inn

Shepherd’s Inn and the eel and pie shop in the background

The Bell

The Bell