About the area

Historically a railway suburb, built to create housing for the working classes with an easy commute into Central London. Leyton has seen huge benefit from the 2012 London Olympics, the development and regeneration of neighbouring Stratford and the creation of East Village has seen a positive effect on the area.

Leyton is primarily made up of Victorian terrace style housing, though it has seen an influx of new build development in the form of the Leyton Orient football ground and also more recently Leyton Central.

The area has seen a wave of new buyers and renters looking for better value that can be found in Stoke Newington and Hackney bringing along their seeds of change. Leyton is an area to watch.

Eating and drinking

Wine shops, trendy haggis toastie cafes, cool restaurants and local pubs. Leyton has wealth of new opening and is ever changing. Below are few of Clever Property’s favourites :

  • Deeny's Cafe:

    Excellent coffee, right on the high street. Deeny's made their name at the now infamous Broadway market with the delicious Haggis toasties they offer.

  • The Northcote:

    A fantastic hidden gem, the pub has seen a huge transformation over the past year with the current landlords introducing events and pizza by Muga. We love their Sunday drag night.

  • Marmelo Kitchen:

    Foodie heaven, incredible little restaurant offering super good quality delicious food, that would not be out of place in a pricier Soho restaurant. Tucked away on Francis road, this place is not be missed.

  • Yardarm:

    Trendy wine shop come cafe on the much loved Francis Road. Yardarm offer an exquisite range of artisan wine along with classic cheese and charcuterie. The back extension of the shop is a cool coffee shop where you can try all of their delights.

  • Leyton Technical:

    This is the sister establishment to the popular Red Lion in Leytonstone. Expect excellent food, real ales and a fantastic atmosphere. Great for watching the football, especially when the O’s are playing.


  • Primary

    • Barclay Primary School
    • Belmont Park School
    • Church Mead Junior School
    • Dawlish Primary School
    • George Mitchell School
    • Newport Junior School
    • Riverley Primary School
    • St Joseph’s Catholic Junior School
    • The Beaumont School
    • Willow Brook Primary Academy

  • Secondary

    • Belmont Park School
    • George Mitchell School
    • Lantern of Knowledge Secondary School
    • Norlington School for Boys
    • The Lammas School

  • Colleges and Sixth forms

    • George Mitchell School
    • Lammas School & Sports College
    • Leyton Sixth Form College
    • Norlington School for boys

Things to do

Leyton is very close to Westfield Stratford (you can walk there), meaning you can get to all the shops and chain restaurants you could dream of. If football and sport is your thing Leyton Orient football ground sits at the heart of the town. Culturally there are numerous Indian and Pakistani food establishments on the Lea Bridge Road. Not forgetting Brooks Farm for the kids, a functioning farm in the middle of the city with plenty of friendly animals.

Reasons to move here

The area has loads of potential, we’re seeing a huge amount of interest from people looking for better value for money than neighbouring Stoke Newington, Clapton & Hackney. Transport links are excellent, with Westfield Stratford and the Olympic village literally down the road. Trendy hangouts are starting to pop up all over the town. The addition of new development Leyton Central will see a new breed of mover to the area.

Transport links

  • Underground - Leyton (Central Line)
  • 3 mins to Stratford
  • 15 mins to Bank
  • 23 mins to Oxford Circus
  • Overground - Leyton Midland