Walthamstow has undergone a regeneration over the past few years, attracting a lot of modern bars and eateries. Combine this will a street art scene and some under-rated outside space and you have all the ingredients for a good day out in an undiscovered area.
We have two Trambles in the area. The first takes in Walthamstow from Walthamstow Central, seeing some street art and then into Lloyd Park. Our other Tramble focusses completely on the street art nearer the Wood Street Station.
walthamstow's street art scene
Wood Street Walls have been instrumental in adding creativity and colour to the streets of Walthamstow. The artistic hub, based near Wood Street, have inspired the area with the backing of the local community.
There is plenty of art to see if you walk up Hoe Street towards the park.
Lloyd Park is a park we had no idea about, and completely underestimated its appeal. As well as housing the William Morris Gallery the park has beautiful gardens, ponds and plenty of open spaces to relax.
God's Own Junkyard
One of the largest purveyors of neon signs in Europe lives in Walthamstow. God's Own Junkyard has plenty of quirky things to see, a cafe and outside space to sit and take stock.
craft beer and a gin distillery
Within the same trading estate as the neon junkyard are two places for a drink. First is the Mother's Ruin Gin Palace, as you can see below. There is also the Wild Card Brewery which opens on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday until midnight. Also serving Pizza it makes for a perfect end to the Tramble.
where to eat and drink in walthamstow
If you want to eat or drinks back near Walthamstow Central we would head to Orford Street first of all and grab food at The Village Kitchen, Eat 17 or La Ruga.
For drinks Eckovision back on Hoe Street or for a proper East End pub go to The Chequers on the High Street.
One extra thing we would like to add is a trip to All You Read Is Love which is a bookshop come cafe with late night music nights.