"We bought our first property - a two bed flat in leytonstone a year ago and we really like the area. I work in Central London and like to return to Leytonstone where it's quieter and get away from the hustle and bustle. I feel very safe walking around the streets and there are great restaurants. The Red Lion has just opened which I believe will transform the area as it's been refurbished to a great standard and is about to serve amazing high quality food. I would definitely recommend Leytonstone as a place to live. Plus for the price, you can buy an amazing looking flat/house compared to a small pokey drab-looking one bed flat in central london."