Waltham Forest

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Waltham ForestThe Borough of Waltham Forest lies to the east of central London, with its centre, Walthamstow, located 30 minutes from the city. For shoppers, Walthamstow is home to Britain's longest street market, providing nearly one mile of stalls selling everything from hardware to food and clothes. Five minutes walk away from the hustle and bustle of the market is Walthamstow Village, a designated conservation area, where visitors can get a glimpse of the origins of Walthamstow. Within the village is the Vestry House Museum, built in the 18th century as the parish workhouse, which has a reconstructed Victorian parlour and police cell amongst its exhibits.

Famous people connected with the borough include Benjamin Disraeli who was educated locally and William Morris, the 19th-century artist, poet and craftsman. The Morris family home, dating back to the mid 18th century, is now the William Morris Gallery located in Lloyd Park. The gallery displays a permanent exhibition of his life and work including wallpapers, fabrics, carpets and stained glass.

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Alternative London Boroughs nearest Waltham Forest

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Hackney
London > Useful Numbers > London Boroughs
Hackney Town Hall, Mare St, E8 | 3.7 miles from Waltham Forest
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Redbridge
London > Useful Numbers > London Boroughs
Redbridge Town Hall, High Road, IG11DD | 4.4 miles from Waltham Forest
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City of London
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PO Box 270, Guildhall, Clerkenwell, London EC2P | 6.3 miles from Waltham Forest
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The CentrE17
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1 Church Hill, E17 | 9 minutes from Waltham Forest
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Walthamstow Town Square Gardens
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Walthamstow Town Square, E17 | 11 minutes from Waltham Forest
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The Drumsheds
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Meridian Water, Argon Road, N18 | 34 minutes from Waltham Forest
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William Morris Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Lloyd Park, Forest Road, E17 | 4 minutes from Waltham Forest
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93a Wood Street, Walthamstow, E17 | 9 minutes from Waltham Forest
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Brooks Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Skeltons Lane Recreation Ground, 135 Skeltons Lane, E10 | 28 minutes from Waltham Forest
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Bottle Apostle East Village
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Unit 7.2, 3-4 West Park Walk, E20 | 3.3 miles from Waltham Forest
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Whole Foods Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
32-40 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 | 3.3 miles from Waltham Forest
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83 High Street, E11 | 37 minutes from Waltham Forest
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Yard Sale Pizza Walthamstow
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
15 Hoe Street, E17 | 5 minutes from Waltham Forest
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London > Restaurants >
58 Hoe Street, E17 | 6 minutes from Waltham Forest
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Orford Saloon
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
32 Orford Road, Walthamstow, E17 | 12 minutes from Waltham Forest
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Connexions Careers Centre
London > Education > Career Services
27B Dalston Lane, E8 | 4 miles from Waltham Forest
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 4.6 miles from Waltham Forest
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Ecole de Mime Corporel Dramatique
London > Education > Evening Classes
Unit 207, Belgravia Workshop, 157-163 Marlborough Road, N19 | 5 miles from Waltham Forest
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Lloyd Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Forest Road, E17 | 7 minutes from Waltham Forest
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Blush Make-Up Lessons
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
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Jurassic Falls Adventure Golf
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Southend Road (A406), Chingford, E4 | 20 minutes from Waltham Forest
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The Leyton Star
London > Nightlife > Pubs
116 High Road, E15 | 2.6 miles from Waltham Forest
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52-54 Celebration Avenue, E20 | 3 miles from Waltham Forest
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The White Hart
London > Nightlife > Pubs
69 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 | 3.4 miles from Waltham Forest
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London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Ashley Road, Ashley House, N17 | 2.1 miles from Waltham Forest
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Five Miles
London > Nightlife > Bars
39B Markfield Road, N15 | 2.3 miles from Waltham Forest
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Rootdown
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237 Lower Clapton Road, E5 | 3 miles from Waltham Forest
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14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 5.2 miles from Waltham Forest
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