Guide to Wanstead


If someone took you on a blindfolded car journey and left you here in Wanstead, you could easily think you were in parts of Knightsbridge, Kilburn or Richmond with its beautiful parkland and inland waterways, playing fields and broad tree-lined Victorian and Georgian terraced avenues. It is well connected by public transport with a 25-minute tube journey to central London from Wanstead or Snaresbrook, and for motorists Wanstead is neatly dissected by the A12, East Cross Route, the M11 and the A406 North Circular Road. It’s close enough for commuters and far out enough for good quality suburban living.


Around you, there’s an abundance of bars including the obligatory Wetherspoons pub, a wide variety of restaurants, sporting venues including two 18-hole golf courses and cricket clubs, hospitals and schools – many of which boast Outstanding or Good OFSTED ratings – and with Epping Forest and the stunning architecture of the Palladialist Temple in Wanstead Park nearby, you can follow in the footsteps of Henry VIII who visited the area extensively during his reign.




Wanstead is an area with two distinct personalities. With a mix of period and post-war properties, You’ll be spoilt for choice.