The Central Library, Winston Way. Interesting structure from an architectural point of view. Unfortunately it is also the locale of choice for the native rude-boys to hang out, alas this is not due to the educational value of the institution.
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Valentines Park is a pleasant green area, Essex County Cricket team used to play on the pitch in the western side of the park.
Selbourne Walk, (tube: Walthamstow Central; just over the road). Walthamstow's shopping mall, with the usual selection of shopping mall type shops.
Walthamstow High Street market. early-approximately 5:30PM. All manner of items may be purchased here, an example of the amazing bargains to be found is a carrier bag full of bananas for £1.
The Exchange Shopping Centre. Was one of the largest American style malls when it was constructed in the early 1990s. Although now it has an extensive array of shops now it can only really be considered a bog standard shopping centre. The town centre itself has most high street chain shops.
There are a number of cafés and restaurants down the high street.
Kebabish, Hoe St. Does a nice kebab and also tasty Indian food.
Thainese, Hoe St (turn right from Walthamstow Central), ☎ 020 8509 9668, . 12-midnight. Halal Singaporean Chinese and Thai, black pepper crabs, chilli lobster, private rooms, prayer roomsexpensive.
The Ferry Boat Inn, (tube: Blackhorse Rd). A quaint country style pub in a lovely river side setting.
The Goose, (tube: Walthamstow Central, opposite).
Walthamstow does not have much of a clubbing scene, though there is:
The Standard Music Venue, (tube: Blackhorse Rd, opposite). Has rock bands playing most nights of the week, and has a nightclub on Friday nights.
Ibis Hotel Stratford, 1A Romford Rd, Stratford E15 4LJ (tube: Stratford), ☎ +44 208 5363700, . 104 room hotel with the usual identikit, Ibis set-up.From about £50.
Newham Hotel, 349-353 Romford Rd, Forest Gate, E7 8AA (tube: Forest Gate), ☎ +44 20 8534 8400 (firstname.lastname@example.org), . Budget hotel in the Forest Gate area of NewhamFrom £44.
Devonshire Hotel • 94 Station Lane, Hornchurch, North-East London, Essex RM12 6LX (tube: Hornchurch), ☎ +44 (0) 1708 440088 (email@example.com). Opened in 2011, it is a family-run boutique hotel with free wi-fi and secure parking. Some rooms have been adapted to allow for easier access. Breakfast & homemade snacks available.
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