Food and Drink
E11 - Colourful & Cosmopolitan
Leyton is fast becoming one of the most vibrant districts of East London, packed with characterful restaurants, bars, shops and markets. If you love food, there’s a glittering array of world cuisines to choose from. Every Saturday there’s a food market at Coronation Gardens, offering great flavours to eat there or take home. The New Spitalfields Market on Sherrin Road is also an unmissable spectacle – it’s the UK’s premier wholesale fruit, vegetable and flower market and it’s open throughout the night. For restaurants, the hugely popular Mora has a menu of inspired Sardinian dishes, while Marmelo Kitchen offers seasonal choices while aiming to be ethical, affordable and delicious. For a trendy and relaxed vibe, District Một is a great canteen-style Vietnamese serving top notch pho and noodles – it’s extremely popular, so you’d be very wise to book in advance.
Leyton - Perfect for Families & friends.
Leyton is not only a vibrant patch of East London, but it’s a popular and welcoming area for families too. The legacy of the 2012 Olympics is still being felt, not only thanks to top-notch facilities and the nearby Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, but because of a new-found sense of pride and community. Lots of new, independent shops and boutiques, alongside family-orientated restaurants and cafés give Leyton an increasingly village-style vibe. There’s also so much for families and children to do and see. The hugely popular Brooks Farm has an Outdoor Learning Centre, where you can come eye-to-eye with lots of different animals, including sheep, donkeys, ponies, goats, rabbits and hens. Leyton Leisure Centre is a swimming spectacular with flumes, jets and a special aqua play area for under-8s. Then, of course, there are all the spectacular local parks to enjoy. When it comes to education, Leyton and the
surrounding area has a very good selection of schools and colleges. Most schools are rated at least ‘good’ by Ofsted, with some being awarded ‘outstanding’ status – including Newport Primary School and Chobham Academy. Leyton Sixth Form College is also high performing, praised for its excellent culture and ethos, strongly focused on developing the craft of teaching and supporting learners to succeed.
You’ll enjoy some exceptionally good transport links when you live at Stonelea Gardens. It only takes 11 minutes to walk to Leyton Underground Station, where Central Line trains can whisk you to Liverpool Street in 13 minutes. You’ll also be only 17 minutes away from Maryland Station, which will be running the new Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) services – meaning you can reach central London within minutes.
If you prefer to cycle, it takes only eight minutes to reach Stratford, where you can access the Cycle Superhighway 2, a fast route that can get you to Aldgate in under half an hour. There are lots of leisure cycling opportunities too that can take you through The Olympic Park, Victoria Park and connecting waterways and canals. If you fly for business or leisure, you can get to London Stansted and London City Airport in under 40 minutes, where you can take advantage of non-stop flights to dozens of cities across the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.