Leytonstone is a district in London. It is part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest. The population of Leytonstone is a little shy of 13,000.
Interestingly, despite the small size of Leytonstone, it has a remarkable number of schools. A few of which offer beginners guitar lessons to their pupils Davies Lane Primary School is often regarded as one of the best primary schools in London, regularly attracting ‘Outstanding’ ratings from Oftsted. On top of this there are several ‘specialist’ schools including Buxton School, Leystonstone School and Connaught School for Girls.
A small part of Epping Forest can be found in Leytonstone, which offers a substantial amount of green space for people to enjoy on their days off, or when they just want to have a bit of relax, or maybe even walk their dogs.
St. John the Baptist’s Church was built in 1832, and it is an interesting enough building on its own. You can visit it just off High Road in Leytonstone. However, it is what happens here during the Leytonstone Festival which makes it even more interesting. Each year, it plays host to a 30ft outdoor screen and will show several Alfred Hitchcock films to the public.
The main library for the area is Leytonstone Library. This building is a work of art in itself, built in 1934 in an art deco style. It recently underwent a major refurbishment, totalling millions of pounds, and has plenty of people visiting the building each and every day enjoying its wonderful collections.
Dagenham & Redbridge is the main football team for Leytonstone, with the team currently playing in League 2 of the Football League. However, there are plenty of smaller clubs in the area too, with a huge Wanstead Flats playing host to 60 football pitches, eight of which are full size. This means that there is plenty of football action going on every Saturday and Sunday.