The Cultural Hotspot that is Leytonstone

Leytonstone in East London is ideally located with excellent transport links into and out of the city of London. Via London underground central line you can be in the City or West End within 30 minutes while the road network links well with the M25 and M11 motorways. Leytonstone itself, while being a London suburb, is surrounded by open space. Epping Forest lies to the north, Wanstead Flats and Park to the east, with Hackney Marshes and the Olympic Park to the south and west.  In the middle of this green space Leytonstone forms an island of largely Victorian terraced housing resulting in an area with a strong sense of identity.

Leytonstone Tube Station North By Northwest Mosaic

Within Leytonstone you will find:

  • Leytonstone Film Club
  • The Woodhouse Players Amateur Dramatic Company
  • The Stone Space and Mind The Gap Art Galleries
  • Leyton & Leytonstone Historical Society
  • Local Markets featuring local made/produced items
  • The Alfred Hitchcock Society – Alfred Hitchcock of Leytonstone Society
  • Several Active Residents Associations
  • Stone Rangers – Leytonstone Branch Women’s Institute
  • The East Side Jazz Club – East Side Jazz Club hosts the best musicians in London
  • Wanstead Flats Parkrun
  • News From Nowhere Club – monthly talks covering a wide range of topics
  • A regular Makers Market
  • An annual festival
  • Many great pubs and restaurants offering food, music and a wide range of other activities

This is a flavour of what Leytonstone has to offer. For a fuller list with links see our Lovely Leytonstone page.

St. Andrew's

Forthcoming events at St Andrews Church

1) Sunday 4th March, midday. Free Chamber Music Concert , midday, performed by the popular viola quartet altoTune. Their concert, lasting about 50 minutes, will feature arrangements of well-known classical favourites by JS Bach, Mozart and Handel, some familiar popular pieces as well as new works.
This is the first in our new series of Music for All: Concerts at St Andrew’s, which aims to present good quality and varied concerts to our local community in the fine setting of St Andrew’s church performed largely by local musicians. If you are on Facebook, please share this concert with your friends, and we look forward to welcoming you on Sunday 4th March.
https://www.facebook.com/events/326702527823591/

2) Saturday 10th March Fairtrade Funday and Feast at St Andrew’s Church Leytonstone.
Fairtrade Market and activities 3 – 6pm (all welcome, free entry)
6pm Middle Eastern Cookery Workshop presented by Syrian chef Ismail, a member of a refugee family recently welcomed to Waltha Forest
7pm Fairtrade Feast featuring guest speaker Marcial Quintero from a fairtrade banana cooperative in Panama.
Book for workshop and Feast here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fairtrade-funday-and-feast-tickets-42769231924 or by contacting jonathanpbailey@hotmail.com, or 8257 9985.
https://www.facebook.com/events/189541934970957/

For details of the full range of events at St Andrews see St Andrews Website