London/East

East London is the outer eastern part of London, north of the River Thames.

Understand

Many outer areas of East London was once part of the county of Essex. Essex is sometimes used as part of the postal address for these areas.

East London consists of the following boroughs:

  • Barking
  • Dagenham
  • Stratford - Location of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Note: this is not Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, the birthplace of Shakespeare.)
  • East Ham
  • West Ham
  • Ilford
  • Woodford
  • Walthamstow - This town was made famous by a teen pop band called E-17 (the postcode of the area) who came from here and had a number of hits. Soak up the multicultural atmosphere.
  • Chingford
  • Leyton

Get in

By Tube

By DLR

By Train

By Overground

See

Walthamstow

Ilford

Barking

Do

Stratford

Walthamstow

Buy

Walthamstow

Ilford

Eat

Goodmayes is a great area for really good cheap Indian/Pakistani food.

Walthamstow

There are a number of cafés and restaurants down the high street.

Drink

Walthamstow

Sleep

Go next

Routes through East

The City East End  W  E  Epping, Essex END
The City East End  W  E  END
The City East End  W  E  END
Westminster Greenwich  W  E  END
Bloomsbury North London  S  N  END
The City East End ← Beckton branch  W  E  Beckton branch END
Southwark-Lewisham East End ← Stratford branch  S  N  Stratford branch END
The City East End ← Woolwich branch  W  E  Woolwich branch → Greenwich END
Camden Hackney ← North London Line  W  E  North London Line END
Hampstead North London ← Gospel Oak to Barking Line  W  E  Gospel Oak to Barking Line END


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