"A pretty fair report. The Bushwood area (which is the bit between between Bushwood itself and the High Road on the map above) is indeed a hidden gem, with large houses looking across forest land. Since the report was written, there are now more coffee shops - the Parisien and Mezze in Church Lane spring to mind - and the report leaves out various other excellent restaurants including The Star of India in the High Road, which has been voted the best restaurant in Waltham Forest by readers of the Waltham Forest Guardian & Independent for quite a few years now. It's got a great vegetarian menu as well as the more usual meat and fish based dishes. Add to that the newly established Leytonstone Film Club, which shows primarily art house films and the Luna lounge - a jazz bar in Church Lane - and Leytonstone has quite a lot to offer."