Leytonstone is the home to our favourite tube stop, purely because of the Alfred Hitchcock inspired mosaics adorning the walls. The area has some good places to eat and plenty of green space to explore.
Hitchcock Tube Mosaics
We would recommend starting off your visit via the tube mosaics at Leytonstone Underground Station. They are all Alfred Hitchcock inspired and make for a very different feel to your normal tube station walls.
All You Read Is Love
We would head straight for the High Street and the All You Read Is Love (877 High Rd Leytonstone, London E11 1HR | Website) cafe and bookshop. It is a quirky little space which we love.
Wanstead Flats and Park
Although not as glamorous as a Victoria Park, the Wanstead Flats open space is lovely to walk through and relax in. In our Leytonstone Tramble we walk through them and would recommend you do the same.
where to eat and drink in leytonstone
The Northcote (110 Grove Green Rd, London E11 4EL | Website) is one of the best spots in the area - always friendly and welcoming. They also hold regular events including Drag Nights on Sunday.
Panda (767 High Rd Leytonstone, London E11 4QS | 020 3652 4781) is the best place to visit for amazing Chinese food. We also like the Wildgoose Bakery (654 High Road, London E11 3AA | Website) for cakes but if you are a visitor Singburi (593 High Rd Leytonstone, Leytonstone, London E11 4PA | 020 8281 4801) is your must-do choice.
and just one more thing
We couldn't not mention the ‘What’s Cookin’ country/rock night that has been a Leytonstone institution for many a year. It is fun and a bit wacky, and free (but give generously to the musicians). More here.