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

Rockwell Court, Papermill Place,...

Offers in excess of £370,000

Kings Group estate agents are proud to present this beautiful purpose built two bedroom flat. The property is being sold on a sole agency basis so the flat can only...

Kings Group estate agents are proud to present this beautiful purpose built two bedroom flat. The property is being sold on a sole agency basis so the flat can only...

  • 4 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Madeira Road, London

Offers in excess of £695,000

Kings Group estate agents are proud to present this beautiful four bedroom mid terrace property. The property has been fully refurbished in the 9 years it has been owned by...

Kings Group estate agents are proud to present this beautiful four bedroom mid terrace property. The property has been fully refurbished in the 9 years it has been owned by...

  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 1 living

Boundary Road, London

Offers in the region of £650,000

Kings Group estate agents are proud to present this three bedroom mid terrace property. The property is being sold on a chain free basis and we are sole agents so...

Kings Group estate agents are proud to present this three bedroom mid terrace property. The property is being sold on a chain free basis and we are sole agents so...

  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Forest Rise, London

Offers in excess of £825,000

Kings Group estate agents are proud to present this beautiful three bedroom semi-detached house located in Upper Walthamstow opposite Forest Rise common. The property offers a large and spacious through...

Kings Group estate agents are proud to present this beautiful three bedroom semi-detached house located in Upper Walthamstow opposite Forest Rise common. The property offers a large and spacious through...

  • 5 beds
  • 3 baths
  • 1 living

Hurst Road, Walthamstow, London

Offers in excess of £800,000

Kings Group estate agents are proud to present this beautiful detached five bedroom property. The property is being sold on a chain free basis and Kings are sole agents so...

Kings Group estate agents are proud to present this beautiful detached five bedroom property. The property is being sold on a chain free basis and Kings are sole agents so...

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Latest lettings listings for Walthamstow

  • 2 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Higham Hill, Walthamstow

£1500 pcm + fees

FULLY FURNISHED AVAILABLE NOW! This MODERN and BRIGHT two DOUBLE bedroom maisonette is available and ready to move into. OPEN PLAN KITCHEN AND DINER means the perfect environment for the...

FULLY FURNISHED AVAILABLE NOW! This MODERN and BRIGHT two DOUBLE bedroom maisonette is available and ready to move into. OPEN PLAN KITCHEN AND DINER means the perfect environment for the...

  • 4 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 1 living

Cairo Road, Walthamstow Village

£2600 pcm + fees

REFURBISHED, FULLY FURNISHED & AVAILABLE NOW. Located in the borders of WALTHAMSTOW VILLAGE, only a short walk to WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STATION, WOOD STREET STATION AND THE MALL. This Victorian property...

REFURBISHED, FULLY FURNISHED & AVAILABLE NOW. Located in the borders of WALTHAMSTOW VILLAGE, only a short walk to WALTHAMSTOW CENTRAL STATION, WOOD STREET STATION AND THE MALL. This Victorian property...

  • 4 beds
  • 2 baths
  • 2 living

Millfield Avenue, London

£1850 pcm + fees

RECENTLY REFURBISHED, FURNISHED AND READY TO MOVE INTO! A well presented, spacious four bedroom house offers THREE DOUBLES and one single bedroom. With INTEGRATED WHITE GOODS enjoy your new kitchen...

RECENTLY REFURBISHED, FURNISHED AND READY TO MOVE INTO! A well presented, spacious four bedroom house offers THREE DOUBLES and one single bedroom. With INTEGRATED WHITE GOODS enjoy your new kitchen...

  • 1 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 1 living

Liden Close, London

£900 pcm + fees

AVAILABLE ASAP, REDUCED AGENCY FEE! This one bedroom flat is located 10 minutes from Walthamstow City Center. This property consist of one double bedroom, modern kitchen, large reception room and...

AVAILABLE ASAP, REDUCED AGENCY FEE! This one bedroom flat is located 10 minutes from Walthamstow City Center. This property consist of one double bedroom, modern kitchen, large reception room and...

  • 1 beds
  • 1 baths
  • 2 living

Morieux Road, London

£1200 pcm + fees

AVAILABLE NOW! Kings Group lettings agents are proud to present this one bedroom ex-warner ground floor flat. The property consists of one double bedroom, a reception room and a kitchen...

AVAILABLE NOW! Kings Group lettings agents are proud to present this one bedroom ex-warner ground floor flat. The property consists of one double bedroom, a reception room and a kitchen...

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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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Jade Smith

Lettings Manager

Jade joined Kings in 2017 and was very determent to progress quick. She has qualified as a Member of the ARLA. Jade’s promise is to be open and honest at all times, and to obtain the best outcome f...

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Walthamstow branch case studies


Our Clients Say


matt james

Buyer

4 days 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!

david salmon

Buyer

3 weeks 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.

mike burns

Buyer

3 weeks ago

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

Timo Esters

Tenant

2 months ago

No fuss, stress free

Great. Friendly service, prompt email responses, no issues

Trusted Customer

Tenant

2 months ago

Everything was ok

Harry Jackson

Tenant

2 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

10 months ago

Professional and informative. Answered any questions I had.

Trusted Customer

Landlord

12 months ago

Very polite. Very helpful service. Would recommend.

Chris Taylor

Landlord

1 year ago

great communication, loads viewings of the property. contracts clear.

great communication, loads viewings of the property. contracts clear.

Trusted Customer

Tenant

1 year ago

KIngs Group were very helpful and answered all my questions!

Kings Group offered very direct and clear cut information regarding the property. The estate agent who dealt with me was very helpful and patient. Definitely would recommend to anyone who is interested in a property with the Waltham Forest!

Hamed Khan

Landlord

1 year ago

Reliable and efficient

Very professional and reliable. Always in touch with you and deal with everything accordingly. Very efficient and process everything within time. Tenant moved in after 1 month advertised.

Trusted Customer

Seller

1 year ago

Efficient, optimistic and got the job done within two days! Would recommend this company to anyone. We also used their inhouse conveyancing service which was exccellent.

Mesut Atim

Mortgage

1 year ago

Excellent service

Farrukh Jabbar of Kings Group Walthamstow is a very professional , polite and knowledgable Mortgage Advisor. He sourced a very good deal from his partner lenders which is helping me to save a lot of money each month . I am very pleased with his service and would definitely recommend all my friends and family members to use him

Lesley Law

Seller

1 year ago

professionals!

Shall and the rest of the team @ kings proved to be very professional throughout my sale. I'm using them again right now for the sale of my parents house.
I would definitely recommend them.

Trusted Customer

Buyer

1 year ago

Efficient and helpful.

Kings Group were efficient, friendly and helpful. Without this support the
purchase of the property would not have gone through. I would definitely recommend them and use them again.

Trusted Customer

Seller

1 year ago

Superb

Excellent service and communication skills

Sumit Srivastava

Landlord

1 year ago

Flawless

Bulent is a star. Very professional, proactive and hands-on. Found us a tenant in less than 1 week with 0 hassles. Superb!

Julie Marie Coates

Landlord

1 year ago

Great service - friendly, efficient and good communicators

Kings have been great to work with - friendly, efficient and responsive, they have taken the hassle out of being a landlord. They are discerning in their choice of tenant and you can rely on them to provide you with good professional advice if you need it. They work equally hard for both tenants and landlords to ensure both parties are happy. The property management team have been very helpful too.

Mr Salman Ahmad

Mortgage

1 year ago

Kings group are quick . Their Mortgage broker Mr Farrakh Jabbar explained m

Kings Group sales & Mortgage broker were very helpful . Specially Farrukh Jabbar find a best deal & explain me all esparto in deal .

Trusted Customer

Mortgage

1 year ago

We were struggling to get a good mortgage advisor, finally we found Farukh Jabbar in Kings(Walthamstow branch), he helped us alot we would definitely recommend him for future advice.

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