Take the stress out of shopping in Oxford Street or the big shopping malls and this year do your shopping in Leytonstone instead!
With a range of national chain stores, there’s not much you can’t buy in Leytonstone, with Tescos, Matalan, Boots, Primark, 99p Stores, Sainsbury’s Local, Superdrug, Homebase and Argos. Argos and Tesco Direct catalogues are like department stores in their own right.
In December there are Christmas markets — the annual Christmas market at St John’s and the Methodist Church, and this year the twice weekly Lion Heart Market [Update: Lion Heart Market changed in 2013 to become E11 Market]. See the Christmas events and markets page for more information.
And don’t forget the many independent retailers, some of whom I’ve featured below. Spending your money in Leytonstone helps the local economy and everyone benefits from that.
This Christmas shop local — and when you’re tired of shopping pop into a café or restaurant for a drink or a meal!
Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, birthday, wedding, Christmas or other festival, or commemorating a loved one, Bumblebee Flowers will be happy to talk you and design a floral arrangement that is personalised to your needs. Just two minutes’ walk from Leytonstone tube, Bumblebee Flowers also offers Christmas decorations, table arrangements and gifts.
Dog’s Dinner is for more than just dogs with an extensive range of pet products designed to meet the needs of pet lovers and provide the ideal environment for your pets. Right opposite Leytonstone tube and bus station they also stock plants and a range of products for your garden.
- Tel: 020 8556 3045
- Web: www.petsdinner.co.uk
The Engine Shed
The Engine Shed has been in Leytonstone for over 30 years specialising in models, train sets and also undertakes model repairs. The Engine Shed stocks well-known brands such as Games Workshop, Hornby and Airfix and has customers from around the world. They also create models for advertising agencies and film studios. The Engine Shed is in Leytonstone Town Centre, just a few minutes’ walk from Leytonstone tube and on the 257 bus route.
Fire and Kitchens
Fire and Kitchens are suppliers of original and reproduction Victorian and Edwardian fireplaces, contemporary electric and gas fires and French designed furniture and design and fit bespoke kitchens.
As well as holding a wide range of sports clothing and equipment in their shop in the centre of Leytonstone High Road, Monarch Sports also operates a number of online stores. Skating is one of Monarch’s specialities, see their Skater Paradise website and Skate City website for the incredible range of skating equipment they supply. In store they stock clothing and equipment for sports including martial arts, badminton, swimming, darts and lots more.
Offering premium range cards and gifts for all occasions birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, parties and, of course, Christmas and other festivals, Zain cards also stock helium balloons and you can order online through their Ebay site below.
A simply stunning selection of cakes and patisserie awaits you in the finest café for many miles around. Horizon also serve teas and coffees (of course), sandwiches and other savoury food and offers a take out catering service. As well as the main café area, there’s a snug upper floor with tub chairs and for warm days an outside deck area. Wi-fi is also available.
Turkish Food Centre
The smell of hot, freshly baked bread is a sure sign that you’ve reached Leytonstone’s Turkish Food Centre which can be found right by Leytonstone Overground station and about ten minutes’ walk from the tube or on the 257 bus route. Turkish sweets and cakes and a wide choice of olives are also specialities, though you can also buy a full range of groceries, meat and fresh vegetables.
Website: Turkish Food Centre