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Things to do in Leyton, Greater London

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Dry Cleaner
“This street has a lot of lovely independent homeware and lifestyle shops (Triangle Store, In Residence, Everything But the Dog, Botany E5, London Borough of Jam). Worth a visit on market day, Sunday, ideally. ”
  • 113 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely to walk to the hackney marsh centre, come back to the apartmnt on the 308 bus or walk it back for a refreshing walk. This place is full of sunday league football teams on Sundays, and is where David Beckham used to play as well.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Pub
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“This is a great pub for meeting local folks. It is also well known as a stopping place for boaters. This lovely old pub is situated where Lea Bridge Road meets the River Lea, welcoming commuters, travellers and lorries from Leyton, Walthamstow and beyond. A few years ago The Princess got a makeover and is a welcome respite from the frantic traffic of the nearby road. At the heart of the pub is a stove fire which is rare in London pubs now. There is a terrace facing the canal and picnic tables out by the towpath, making it an ideal summer watering hole. But don't take my word for it, come and enjoy for yourselves.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Lovely local Italian, friendly service and good cocktails. Really welcoming to children in true Italian style, but stylish enough for a date too. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Pub
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“Nearest Pub to the flat and a beauty. Gorgeous Edwardian wood panelling. Cosy seating, games and live Jazz on a Sunday.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is the most wonderful little cafe/brunch place on Francis Road. A couple of seats outside let you sit in the sunshine and eat your breakfast - lots of little sharing platters.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Pub
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“(5 min walk): On the high road, the best pub of the area! Enjoy a nice pint and a Sunday roast in this beautiful building which used to be the council hall.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Park
“Just through the adjacent lovely Springfield Park and over the River Lea canal find the historic and beautiful Walthamstow Marshes, part of the Lee Valley Country Pk.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Lovely local deli with great range of cheese, meats and wine. Also have ice-cream in the summer. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“A lovely place to stop for a drink/snack. They also sell an AMAZING selection of wine, beer, cheese and charcuterie.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Lovely independent cinema with a stylish bar. They do great coffee, wine and beer - which you can take in to the cinema in real glass! Classy.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Turkish Restaurant
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“Turkish/Mediterranean restaurant a couple of minutes walk away, great for brunch or low-key dining”
  • 26 locals recommend
Skating Rink
“800-capacity rink for open sessions and skating lessons, with disco on Friday and Saturday nights. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Farm
“This is one of the two riding schools that I actively ride at, I highly recommend these stables. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“An amazing bike park where you can take part in track, BMX, road and mountain biking in one area! ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Best coffee shop in the area, and just around the corner! Also sell Scottish influenced food, try the Macbeth (haggis and cheese toastie)!”
  • 22 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“Lovely local Italian, friendly service and good cocktails. Really welcoming to children in true Italian style, but stylish enough for a date too. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Pub
“Nearest Pub to the flat and a beauty. Gorgeous Edwardian wood panelling. Cosy seating, games and live Jazz on a Sunday.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is the most wonderful little cafe/brunch place on Francis Road. A couple of seats outside let you sit in the sunshine and eat your breakfast - lots of little sharing platters.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Pub
“(5 min walk): On the high road, the best pub of the area! Enjoy a nice pint and a Sunday roast in this beautiful building which used to be the council hall.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Turkish Restaurant
“Turkish/Mediterranean restaurant a couple of minutes walk away, great for brunch or low-key dining”
  • 26 locals recommend
Café
“Cool biker inspired spot with American diner style food with a twist in a old east london cafe. Great breakfast. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“Really great independent old pub. They have pop-up food and a good beer selection. They have themed nights like drag karaoke on a Sunday which is great fun.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Jewish Restaurant
“One of my favourite places on my favourite streets. Super relaxed, with great quality and locally sourced food. Go for breakfast, coffee, chicken soup, dinner, wine.”
  • 14 locals recommend

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