Forest Gate

Forest Gate, Newham A truly multicultural district, with no single ethnic group constituting a majority, situated east of Stratford Carved relief of Henry VIII…

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Lea Bridge

…new incarnation of Lea Bridge station opened in May 2016. Waltham Forest council provided £5 million of capital funding for the project. Railfuture director Roger…

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Hainault

Forest once covered a swathe of the countryside here (and stretching as far as Barkingside and Marks Gate) but was savagely cleared in 1851, when…

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North Chingford

…North Chingford, Waltham Forest The far north-eastern corner of Chingford – and of the borough of Waltham Forest – not named on most maps…

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Blackhorse Road

…Blackhorse Road, Waltham Forest A station and commercial thoroughfare in west Walthamstow ‘Blackhorse’ is a corruption of Black House, a mansion that stood at…

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Chingford

…Chingford, Waltham Forest A 20th-century suburb that grew up as a set of Epping Forest hamlets near the River Lea Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge*…

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Whipps Cross

…Whipps Cross, Waltham Forest A road junction and its vicinity, separating the eastern edge of Walthamstow from the northern tip of Leytonstone It is…

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Chingford Hatch

…Chingford Hatch, Waltham Forest The south-eastern part of Chingford, situated north of Highams Park Chingford Hatch’s name was first mentioned in 1487, although Simon…

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Upton

…considered part of) Forest Gate Upton was first recorded in 1203 as Hupinton, then in 1290 as Hopton and 1485 as Upton. The name derives…

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Bakers Arms

…Bakers Arms, Waltham Forest A local shopping centre focused on a crossroads on the Lea Bridge Road where High Road Leyton meets Walthamstow’s Hoe…

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