Welcome to Walthamstow diary, a site and blog about my life in Walthamstow, East London. I write about all sorts of things, events, community, pubs, businesses, local campaigns and even the guerrilla decorating of our wonky town centre Christmas tree. We have a diverse community here and there is generally always something going on. Between forest and marsh lies the glorious Stow, these are the tales and meanderings of a proud resident of E17
For those that don’t know, Walthamstow is located in East London at the end (or beginning) of the Victoria line. We have the longest daily street market in Europe, a Lighthouse and some amazing pubs and restaurants. We also have two of the best green spaces in London, in the shape of Epping Forest and the magical Walthamstow Marshes. Having lived all over London I landed on the shores of E17 nearly 20 years ago and really wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Is Walthamstow perfect? of course not, but we do have a pretty unique community here, lots of people genuinely care about E17 and their fellow residents, and that helps to make it a great place to live. I hope you enjoy the tales of my local wanderings, welcome to Walthamstow.