Locally, Epping Forest is within easy walking distance, also our local park with lake, cafe and a playground for children. There is a selection of shops and services, and a good rail system. An efficient bus service runs to nearby Walthamstow, which we have been told has the longest street market in Europe! Saturday is the busiest day for this. Walthamstow Village is lively, with good restaurants and cafes, plus its own gin distillery and brewery, and the not-to-be-missed God's Own Junkyard, a funky art store featuring colourful neon signs and other eclectic pieces, and the Rolling Scones cafe. You can also visit the William Morris Gallery nearby. We are also close to the River Lea, one of London's major rivers feeding into the Thames, which has many walks and can be quickly reached by tube or bus.
Most people who would like to exchange with our home will be mainly interested in London's attractions, and all of these, too numerous to mention, are easily accessible from here, whether it is places of interest such as the Tower of London or Buckingham Palace, or parks, galleries, museums, theatres, restaurants, the South Bank, markets, river trips and so on. We have excellent road links from here with the M11 and M25 motorways and Cambridge is an easy day trip by train from London Liverpool Street.