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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!

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Are you going on a journey?

Whether you’re about to set off by public transport or car, come to this site first for quick links for travel. There are also links to Google Maps and the weather.

Transport for London

You can now link directly to Transport for London from this site. No need to hunt around on the TFL site, there are direct links in the right hand column to:

  • TFL Journey Planner
  • Tube map
  • Leytonstone tube live departure board
  • Leytonstone buses
  • Northeast London night buses

Highways Agency

If you’re going by car there are direct feeds from the Highway Agency site for the M25, East of England and South East. See the bottom of the right hand column.

Westfield Stratford City opens

Stratford CityJust two miles down the road from Leytonstone Westfield Stratford City opened its doors this week, and it was packed. Certainly busier than your average shopping day in Leytonstone. Read my review and see my pictures of this huge new complex, which, like it or loathe it, is going to shake up this area one way or another. (more…)

Welcome to Leytonstone London E11

Leytonstone doesn’t have an official website, but I created this website to act as a link to all the other main official and unofficial community and resident association websites in the area.In Free time you can find out about the increasingly lively arts and music scene in Leytonstone, our own local Woodhouse Players and the Pop-up Cinema, sports facilities and where to eat out. Take a look at the Calendar for key dates of major events in Leytonstone and the borough.There’s practical information on doctors and dentists under Health, on schools and colleges under Education, and who your councillors and MPs/MEPs are under Democracy.There are profiles of the different areas and links to residents’ associations under Areas and a page for local Charities.

At the bottom and side of each page you’ll find useful links and/or live feeds to Transport for London, The Highways Agency, the Waltham Forest Guardian, Evening Standard and the local weather forecast.

If you live in Leytonstone, bookmark this site, I hope it will be the best one-stop-shop for everything that’s happening in the area.

If you’re new to Leytonstone I hope it will give you the best introduction to the area and prove that, whatever people may think about the rest of London, in the East End we’re friendly and welcoming.

The site aims to be accurate and informative, unbiased and to give a balanced view. It aims to work with, and support the local community, not compete with any other resources. It’s not an official site by any means, and nobody has paid anything towards it, so it is entirely free of influence!

I hope you enjoy the site and find it useful. The site is constantly being updated, so keep coming back: and pass on the link to anyone you know who will find it relevant. If you have suggestions for new content, or spot anything that’s no longer correct, please do let me know using the Contact Form.

Best wishes

Leigh Horton

Hollow Ponds