Forest Gate is a mainly residential district in East London, which forms part of the London Borough of Newham. Forest Gate is only 1.5 miles away from the trendy Stratford City and the Olympic Park.The Woodgrange conservation area with its leafy residential roads, where the majority of the houses date back to 1887 such as Windsor Road (E7) and Claremont Road offers mainly beautiful double fronted Victorian Houses within safe neighbourhoods which make Forest Gate an ideal location for families wanting to move out of the cramped areas of Central London.
Many Victorian Houses in Forest Gate have retained their original features. Property prices in the area are more affordable are between £320,000 for a 1bedroom flat to £925,000 for a semi-detached 4 bedroom family home with a large garden on Windsor Road.
Forest Gate High street is continuously transforming and evolving into a vibrant and trendy place to be, with the Coffee 7 and the corner kitchen as great spots for coffee and lunches. The Forest Tavern which was brought by Antic London in 2013 and now runs some of the trendiest pubs in London including the Red Lion in Leytonstone offers amazing Sunday lunches with a great atmosphere included for free.
There are very good primary as well as secondary schools in the area, such Aldersbrook Primary School and Wanstead High School in the Forest Gate. For families wanting to send their children to a private school, there is an outstanding Forest School, which provides an excellent standard of education and incorporates both primary and secondary schools.
When writing about Forest Gate, it is impossible not to mention the Wanstead Flats- a large area of open grassland in the south of the Epping Forest, which is perfect for sports, picnics and simply enjoying nature.
Wanstead flats is an ideal location if you want to enjoy a walk around its Jubilee Pond or on the Lime Trail, go bird-watching or to explore pond-life at the pond dipping platform. You can also go cycling, horse-riding or simply take your dog for a walk in the large and picturesque grasslands of Wanstead Flats. Overall, Wanstead Flats offer perfect atmosphere and surroundings for enjoying the nature at its very best. The Wanstead Tap is also a great stop to hang out between Thursday- Sunday where they have regular events in Music accompanied by the widest and best selections of beer in London.
Transport in Forest Gate:
The Forest Gate Railway Station, which was first opened in 1840 on the Great Eastern Main Line, offers services to London’s Liverpool Street Station via Stratford Station. Europe’s biggest construction project, Crossrail, is expected to further improve rail services for Forest Gate residents as well as its visitors. In the meantime, Wanstead Park Railway Station, opened in 1894, which is operated by London Overground, provides a fast service between Leytonstone High Road and Woodgrange Park.