Walthamstow branch

248 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London E17 3AX


Why move to Walthamstow?

There’s a real buzz about Walthamstow at the moment, and it’s not difficult to see why.  Going by the hashtag #awesomestow, this East London district is set to overtake the likes of Shoreditch and Islington as the go-to location for buyers and renters.

Whilst definitely a core part of London life, Walthamstow is also surrounded by beautiful countryside.  Sandwiched between the Lea Valley and Epping Forest, the area is perfect for anyone who enjoys walking, cycling or simply picnicking in the open air. 

If you are looking for an estate agent in Walthamstow, please pop into our office on Hoe Street.  We are both a lettings agent and sales agent for the Walthamstow area, and will be happy to help you.

 

 

A short history

An earlier spelling of Walthamstow was ‘Wilcumstowe’ meaning ‘place of welcome’.  Head to Walthamstow Village for a little taster of what the area was originally like.

In the past 150 years, Walthamstow has played a key role in the history of transport.  The first four-wheeled car with an internal combustion engine was built here in 1894 by a local plumber and can now be seen in the local Vestry House Museum.  In 1909, the Avro triplane took off from Walthamstow Marshes.  Later still, the Walthamstow-based Associated Equipment Company produced London’s Routemaster buses.

From the 1930's, the nearby dog track at Walthamstow brought crowds to the area, and was dubbed “The Victoria Line’s Las Vegas”.  The stadium was opened by aviator Amy Johnson, and was used in 1945 by Winston Churchill to address the people during his election campaign.  The stadium fell into disrepair and was finally closed in 2008, but the iconic art deco neon façade has recently been restored to its former glory, with 300 new homes on the site.

 

Property

The majority of Walthamstow’s property was built during the 20th century, mainly as a result of bombing raids during the war.  However, there are still Victorian and Edwardian terrace houses to be found.

‘Warner’ houses are distinctive properties built by Thomas Warner from the 1880's across Waltham Forest.  With pointed roofs and an entrance arch framing two front doors, the homes were split into two homes.  Green and cream paint was used on doors, windows and gates to create a uniform appearance, and residents were expected to maintain their homes and gardens to given standards.  The Warner family began to sell off the properties in the 1960's. Today, Warner houses are still some of the most desired homes in the area, popular due to the quality of build, plus the sense of community engendered.

The old village east of Hoe Street is very pretty but pricey, with cottagey terraces, almshouses and rural weatherboarded houses.  Other desirable spots include the 1930's properties in Highams Park.

You’ll find many more reasonable streets towards the River Lea, and other up-and-coming areas that are the focus of redevelopment. 

If you are interested in putting your house on the market, our Sales Agents will be pleased to arrange a home valuation.  Those looking to purchase property in Walthamstow can discuss their needs with our local experts and arrange viewings at suitable properties.  Alternatively, if you are a Landlord considering letting your property, or you are looking to rent within the Walthamstow area, our Lettings Agents are on hand to support you.

 

Latest sale listings for Walthamstow

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Falmouth Way, London

Offers in excess of £350,000

Kings Group is proud to present this two bedroom flat on Falmouth Way. This flat consists of a large kitchen diner and lounge with two spacious double bedrooms and a...

Kings Group is proud to present this two bedroom flat on Falmouth Way. This flat consists of a large kitchen diner and lounge with two spacious double bedrooms and a...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Cheshire Close, Walthamstow

Offers in excess of £400,000

Kings Group is proud to present this stunning two bedroom mid terrace property on Cheshire Close. This fantastic property has been recently renovated throughout and is in great condition. On...

Kings Group is proud to present this stunning two bedroom mid terrace property on Cheshire Close. This fantastic property has been recently renovated throughout and is in great condition. On...

  • 4 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 1 living

Barrett Road, Walthamstow

Offers in excess of £775,000

Kings Group estate agents are proud to present this beautiful four bedroom house. The property consists of a large through lounge with a wood burner fire and a fully fitted...

Kings Group estate agents are proud to present this beautiful four bedroom house. The property consists of a large through lounge with a wood burner fire and a fully fitted...

  • 1 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Higham Hill Road, Walthamstow, L...

Offers in excess of £260,000

Kings Group estate agents are proud to present this beautiful one bedroom conversion flat. We are sole agents so the property can only be viewed through us. The property comprises...

Kings Group estate agents are proud to present this beautiful one bedroom conversion flat. We are sole agents so the property can only be viewed through us. The property comprises...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 2 living

Richmond Road, London

Offers in excess of £610,000

Kings Group is proud to present this fantastic three bedroom property of Richmond Road. This property is in superb condition as it has been recently renovated. On the ground floor...

Kings Group is proud to present this fantastic three bedroom property of Richmond Road. This property is in superb condition as it has been recently renovated. On the ground floor...

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Latest lettings listings for Walthamstow

  • 1 beds
  • 1 living

Fulbourne Road, Walthamstow

£1100 pcm Tenant Info

Kings Lettings are pleased to present this first floor flat is available immediately and boasts a newly fitted kitchen, spacious reception room, one double bedroom and a 3-piece bathroom suite....

Kings Lettings are pleased to present this first floor flat is available immediately and boasts a newly fitted kitchen, spacious reception room, one double bedroom and a 3-piece bathroom suite....

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Morgan Avenue

£1550 pcm Tenant Info

***BEAUTIFUL TWO Bedroom Ground Floor flat*** Approx. 50ft South Facing PRIVATE rear Garden, Double Glazed Throughout, Gas Central Heating, Alarm System, Situated On A Cul-De-Sac Road, SIX MINUTE WALK to...

***BEAUTIFUL TWO Bedroom Ground Floor flat*** Approx. 50ft South Facing PRIVATE rear Garden, Double Glazed Throughout, Gas Central Heating, Alarm System, Situated On A Cul-De-Sac Road, SIX MINUTE WALK to...

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Tufton Road, London

£1300 pcm Tenant Info

Kings are delighted to offer to rent this 2 bedroom apartment located in Chingford Mount. Put on the market in excellent condition this property benefits from a fully fitted kitchen...

Kings are delighted to offer to rent this 2 bedroom apartment located in Chingford Mount. Put on the market in excellent condition this property benefits from a fully fitted kitchen...

  • 4 beds
  • 1 living

Walthamstow

£1750 pcm Tenant Info

***4 BEDROOMS WITH 2 BATHROOMS*** This spacious property is now available to rent off Markhouse Road, close to great transport links and local amenities. The property comprises 4 double bedrooms,...

***4 BEDROOMS WITH 2 BATHROOMS*** This spacious property is now available to rent off Markhouse Road, close to great transport links and local amenities. The property comprises 4 double bedrooms,...

  • 4 beds
  • 2 living

Lynmouth Road, Walthamstow

£1800 pcm Tenant Info

***FOUR BEDROOM HOUSE, GREAT LOCATION*** KINGS LETTINGS are pleased to present this four bedroom house located by St James Street train station and is a short distance walk away from...

***FOUR BEDROOM HOUSE, GREAT LOCATION*** KINGS LETTINGS are pleased to present this four bedroom house located by St James Street train station and is a short distance walk away from...

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Walthamstow area guide


Transport links

Walthamstow is very well served by a number of Underground and Overground stations. 

Walthamstow Central and Blackhorse Road give access to Oxford Street and Liverpool Street in 20 minutes and London Victoria in half an hour.  The new Lea Bridge station takes you directly to Stratford and the Olympic Park in less than quarter of an hour.  You can also access the Central Line via South Woodford, Leyton or Leytonstone stations.

The North Circular is easily accessible and it’s a 10 minute drive to the M11.

 

Shopping, eating and drinking

In recent years, the choice of restaurants in Walthamstow has multiplied, so you’ll certainly find an eatery to suit you.  Perhaps best known is the Walthamstow institution Eat 17, renowned for its superb Bacon Jam.  What’s great about this café is that its produce is locally sourced, with meat from the East London Sausage Company and fruit and veg from Spitalfields Market.

The ‘mile long’ Walthamstow Market began trading in 1885 and is one of the most iconic markets in the city.  There is a wide variety of stalls selling everything from Caribbean food and jellied eels to clothes, furniture and antique goods.  Although in reality the market measures far less than a mile, it is still one of the longest in Europe.

For a spot of retail therapy, head to The Mall, where you’ll find hundreds of shops under one roof.  There are the usual top brands, plus restaurants and even a craft market on Sundays.

 

Things to do

The award-winning William Morris Gallery displays the life of the local designer and craftsman.  Morris grew up in a fine Georgian house in Forest Road, which has been a museum dedicated to his memory since 1950.

Another cultural icon is God’s Own Junkyard, the cult upcycling shop, selling gems such as old movie props and neon lights.  Visit their Rolling Scones café, open every weekend.

Parents with kids should head for Leyton Jubilee Park, which has a monumental adventure playground in the shape of a pirate ship.  The area is well served by leisure centres, with Walthamstow and Leytonstone Leisure Centres offering services including a gym, sports hall and outdoor pitches.  Leyton Leisure Centre has a fantastic fun pool for families with a network of slides and flumes.

A little further afield, there are plenty of opportunities for fresh air and exercise in the Olympic Park and Waltham Forest – both a short train ride away.

 

Schools

 

Nurseries:

Alpha Steps  ~  Busy Bees  ~  Chapel End Early Years Centre  ~  Church Hill Nursery and Childrens Centre  ~  Early Learners Centre  ~  Henry Maynard Infants  ~  Koala Bear Day Nursery  ~  Low Hall  ~  Magic Roundabout Nursery  ~  Rascals Educational and Preschool Day Nursery  ~  St Andrews Pre school  ~  Sunbeam and Sugar Plumtree Nursery  ~  Tinklebells Day Nursery  ~  Wadham Pre-School

 

Primary Schools:

Barclay Primary  ~  
Barn Croft Primary ~  Chapel End Infant School  ~  Chapel End Junior Academy  ~  Coppermill Primary  ~  Edinburgh primary  ~  Emmanuel Community School  ~  Greenleaf Primary School  ~  Henry Maynard  ~  Hillyfield Primary Academy  ~  Mission Grove Primary School  ~  Montessori School  ~  Our Lady and St George's Catholic Primary School  ~  Roger Ascham Primary School  ~  South Grove Primary  ~  St Marys C of E Primary  ~  St Patricks Catholic Primary  ~  St Saviours C of E Primary  ~  Stoneydown Park  ~  Sybourn Primary  ~  The Winns Primary School  ~  The Woodside Primary Academy  ~  Thomas Gamuel Primary  ~  Thorpe Hall Primary  ~  Whittingham Community

 

Secondary Schools:

Eden Girls School  ~  Holy Family Catholic School  ~  Kelmscott Secondary  ~  Waltham Forest College  ~  Walthamstow Academy  ~  Walthamstow School for Girls  ~  Whitefield School  ~  Willowfield Humanities College

 

Independent schools:

Avon House School  ~  Bancroft’s School  ~  Beehive Preparatory School  ~  Braeside School  ~  The Daiglen School  ~  Forest School  ~  Loyola Preparatory School  ~  Normanhurst School  ~  St Aubyn’s School  ~  St Joseph’s Convent Independent Primary School  ~  Snaresbrook Preparatory School  ~  Woodford Green Prep School

Bryn Nettle

Branch Manager

Joining in 2010, Bryn moved quickly through the ranks winning a host of awards and becoming NFOPP Accredited. As Branch Manager, he has helped increase our overall presence in the Walthamstow area.

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Lee Elborough

Lettings Manager Designate

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Our Clients Say


Trusted Customer

Seller

2 weeks ago

Very efficient, and I mentioned to Mr Nettle, I will be visiting King's again, when the economy imo. I have set a lump sum away and will be looking at a business venture

Response from Kings Group

Good Morning,

Thank you for leaving your review. Everyone at Kings Group appreciates it.

All the best,

Kings Group

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Julia Gosling

Seller

2 weeks ago

Hard working team of professionals

Bryn and his team worked extra hard to ensure the sale went through. It wasn't without issues - but their communication was terrific and they were always on the ball making sure things were progressing. I can't recommend them enough.

Response from Kings Group

Good Morning,

Thank you for your review. Everyone at Kings Group appreciates it. You were a pleasure to work with and we hope to be of help again in the future.

All the best,

Kings Group Walthamstow

- On behalf of Kings Group

Terry Edwards

Seller

2 weeks ago

Bryn and Ali were superb throughout.Friendly,courteous and efficient.

Response from Kings Group

Hello.

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. Everyone at Kings Group appreciates it.

Good luck for the future!

Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Hussain Patel

Buyer

4 months ago

Great service, would highly recommend them, particularly Razzaq who was extremely professional and very helpful.

Response from Kings Group

Hello.

Thank your for leaving your review. The team really appreciates it. You were a pleasure to work with.


Good luck in the future !


Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

efe ideh

Seller

4 months ago

Sold my house in Walthamstow via Bryn at kings group. I had the house up via another estate agents for 5 months with no joy. After 3 viewings i had accepted an offer. During the sale i was given regular updates and also great advice. Bryn was never to busy to get hold of and i would definitely recommend trying kings group first for their professionalism and knowledge.

Response from Kings Group

Great to hear you had such a positive experience with our Walthamstow branch. We would like to thank you for your assistance throughout the sale.

Wishing you all the best !


All at Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

Jason Barrington

Buyer

4 months ago

Excellent experience purchasing through Walthamstow Kings Group. They really helped drive the process and kept up to speed with everything. We would certainly choose to use them for any future sales/purchases!

Response from Kings Group

Hi,

Thank you for leaving your review. The team really appreciates it. We would also like to thank you for your patience and assistance throughout.


All the best in the future !


Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

riad ahmed

Seller

4 months ago

Manager Bryn Nettle was my contact at Kings Group. Hard working, professional with excellent customer care. What more could you wish for from an estate agent? Have already recommended their services to others.

Response from Kings Group

Wow! Great to hear you had such a positive experience with our Walthamstow branch. You were a pleasure to work with.

We look forward to working with you again in the future!


Wishing you all the best from Bryn and Kings Group Walthamstow

- On behalf of Kings Group

Daisy Darwall-Smith

Buyer

5 months ago

Really positive experience with Kings buying our first home. Everything has gone smoothly so far and Ali and Bryn have been really communicative and organised. Special thanks to Ali who was a pleasure to do viewings with and Dinko for being willing to teach us all about mortgages and find us the best one for us. Thanks you!

Response from Kings Group

Good Morning,

Great to hear you had such a positive experience with our Walthamstow branch. We would like to thank you for taking the time to your leave your review.


All the best,


Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

zabi kadamzadeh

Buyer

5 months ago

I don't normally right reviews but I feel I do on this occasion.

I've been on the hunt for the right property in London for a few months now. It started off well and I had found a few properties but non of the estate agents I had been working with could close a deal for me, unfortunately. Not only that, most of them, although professional, weren't as responsive as I would have liked. That's of course until I met Raz, one of the Senior Negotiators at King's Walthamstow.

Viewings are funny. I've personally viewed about 50 properties with different companies. And from my experience, on a particular viewing you could get two types of estate agents: those who don't want to be there and those who do. I have to say that Raz definitely belongs in the latter group. He was informative, friendly and professional through the viewings.

I was hesitant about the property I had called in about initially but I am glad that I did because I met Raz, who I credit to finding my dream property within a few days. He also introduced me to their broker, who was also excellent. Thanks guys!

If you wan't to find the right property, give King's a go. It seems they have a wide range of clients and I'm sure they'll be able to find you your dream property too.

Response from Kings Group

Wow! Great to hear you had such a positive experience with our Walthamstow branch. You were a pleasure to deal with and we look forward to working with you again in the future. We would like to thank you for your patience and assistance throughout the property purchase.

Good luck in your new home !


All at Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

beverly gordon

6 months ago

Kings was my first estate choice when I wanted to sell my property. I was selling because I had lost my husband and wanted to move closer to family. I did not know the process and I was going through a low time in my life but I spoke with Ali and his reassurance made the process much better. He realised that leaving was hard but he made the journey easier. He kept me informed, and so did his manager Byrn. Ali is an asset to Kings Estate Group and it was good doing business with him.

Response from Kings Group

Good Morning

Thank you for leaving your review. Everyone at Kings Group appreciates it. You were pleasure to work with. Everyone at Kings Group wishes you the best for the future.


Good Luck,


Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

sylvia maynard

6 months ago

I can recommend Ali and Kings Estate Agents for the sale or purchase of your property. I have found all the team very supportive, experienced and efficient. Also as I have specifice requirements they have helped enormously. Thanks for your help.

Response from Kings Group

Hello.

Thank you for leaving your feedback. The team really appreciates it. All the best for the future.


Kings Group

- On behalf of Kings Group

hersch schneck

Seller

9 months ago

I found Kings agency very helpful, and work hard to get it done !!
the staff , who are very professional and went above and beyond their duties to ensure i got the necessary response. I will recommend using Kings in the future.

Response from Kings Group

Great to hear such amazing feedback. You were a pleasure to work with.

Look forward to working with you again in the future.


Kings Group Walthamstow

- On behalf of Kings Group

delia cuenta

Seller

9 months ago

Kings group at Walthamstow are very helpful. I would recommend Kings whenever you sell or buy properties. Bryn Nettle, the manager is very helpful & also George, Scott. They manage to sell my property in less than 4 months. Thank you so much. Well done.

Delia Zamora.

Response from Kings Group

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your kind review, it was a pleasure dealing with you and it is great to hear how straightforward the sale was.


Wish you all the best,


Kings Group Walthamstow

- On behalf of Kings Group

matt james

Buyer

9 months ago

Had a Mubashar Iqbal help me look for properties in the walthamstow area. Not only was he helpful in every aspect he went up and beyond the normal call of duty. Was there to take calls whenever i had a question or issue. Kings group should be proud to have a employee of his calibre. Good, honest and hard working. Thankyou for all your help!

Response from Kings Group

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to work with you on your property purchase and we hope it was worth the wait.


Massive congratulations and best of luck in your new home!


Many Thanks,


Kings Group Walthawstow

- On behalf of Kings Group

david salmon

Buyer

9 months ago

Kings Walthamstow ..
Great customer service by Scott Aiken , he kept me upto date with all the important stuff also kept it simple and professional,
Will definitely recommend to friends , family and colleagues.
Many thanks.
David.

Response from Kings Group

Good Morning,

Thank you for your lovely review. It is very much appreciated by everyone at Kings Group.
Massive congratulations again and good luck in your new home!
All the best from Kings Group Walthamstow

- On behalf of Kings Group

mike burns

Buyer

9 months ago

Musa had great service, excellent communication, and was a pleasure to do business with

Response from Kings Group

Great to hear you had such a positive experience with our Walthamstow branch. We would like to thank you for your kind words. You were a pleasure to work with. All the best for the future.

Kings Group Walthamstow

- On behalf of Kings Group

Timo Esters

Tenant

10 months ago

No fuss, stress free

Great. Friendly service, prompt email responses, no issues

Trusted Customer

Tenant

10 months ago

Everything was ok

Harry Jackson

Tenant

10 months ago

Great. Jade was helpful, polite and professional. She also liaised with the landlord to acquire beds for the flat, which was a great help for us.

Lee Ah Moi

Landlord

2 years ago

Professional and informative. Answered any questions I had.

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