Hollow Pond

Leytonstone summer festivals start

Summer in Leytonstone

The sun is shining, the boats are out on Hollow Ponds, and this weekend sees the start of Leytonstone’s summer festival season kicking off with the Leytonstone Arts Trail from 6-14 July and the Leytonstone Festival from 11-21 July.

Look out as well in house and shop windows for art appearing as part of Let’s Fill Leytonstone with Art.

This month also sees the return of the Sunset over London Tower Tours at St John’s Church giving spectacular views to the City and beyond.


What a week in Waltham Forest


It’s been quite a week in Waltham Forest.

Hollow Pond boats March 2012The sun came out hitting temperatures that felt like summer, not March, and there’s no better image of summer in Leytonstone than seeing people rowing on Hollow Pond.

‘Hollow Pond’ is also one of the most popular searches on this site, so for anyone thinking of taking out a boat, it’s good news that the boats are back every afternoon, though they do sometimes close in bad weather.

The Queen's visit to Waltham Forest 29 March 2012The good weather held, too, for the Queen’s visit to Walthamstow Town Hall yesterday, where she and the Duke of Edinburgh attended a lunch for community leaders and was entertained by bands and choirs from local school pupils. Students from Waltham Forest College helped with the preparation and serving of the lunch.

Read more about the visit on Waltham Forest Guardian.

Are you organising a community event in Leytonstone for the Diamond Jubilee? You’re welcome to advertise it, or post photos after the event on this site. See the new Queen’s Jubilee page for more details.

Leytonstone: a thriving suburb with plenty to see and do

Leytonstone: a thriving suburb with plenty to see and do

I can’t remember a time when I’ve seen such a positive headline about Leytonstone! Is the regeneration message finally getting through?

Admittedly it is from a lettings organisation, so I won’t get too excited, but let’s not forget it’s only about 10-15 years ago that estate agents started talking about ‘Between the commons’ or ‘Twixt the commons’ referring to Clapham Common, Tooting Common and Wandsworth Common. That kick started areas like Balham and Clapham moving from no-go areas to becoming fashionable. And our greenery beats the three commons (they have a few large puddles but nothing like Hollow Ponds!).

See the full posting at: Net Lettings.co.uk

Hollow Ponds in the snow

Boat on a frozen Hollow PondJust some pictures to enjoy! Bravely … or foolishly … some people were walking on the ice on Hollow Pond. I hope they see the weather forecast, it’s due to warm up a bit and that ice will break!