"Having lived for six years in London in various places from Finsbury Park, Golders Green, Hampstead Garden Suburbs and Walthamstow, I think Leytonstone is a gem. It is shabby, it is quiet and small, but that is why I have felt so welcomed here. The community spirit is second to none. Given London can be a difficult place to meet new people and feel at home, Leytonstone has been wonderful for all that. I have been here two months now and already have a lot of new friends. A lot of young professionals move to this area because of its great transportation to the centre of London and affordable housing. I for one am so convinced that I too will be purchasing here and putting down my roots. The localers tend to drink in the hidden away gem known as The North Star where I have never come across such a mixed group of friendly honest people and also The Sheep Walk which is heaving on a Friday and Saturday night due to its big dance floor and live music.
I am very happy here and pleased to call Leytonstone my home."