Go To Leyton

Leyton is another example of the East End’s successful regeneration project. Since hosting the 2012 Olympic Games, Leyton is gaining more attention and with a number of different bars and eateries opening monthly, it is steadily becoming one of the must visit destinations in the borough. Increasingly becoming a place for young professionals to relax and socialise in, what was once full of rundown shops and houses has now paved way for interesting businesses and an eclectic range of food and drink establishments. Here are some of our favourites…

Leyton Food Market – Reopening on Saturday 8th April until December, this diverse street food market is located in the historic Coronation Gardens on the High Road. Savour a mixture of tastes and cultures from hog roast and tapas to Thai food and Jamaican - whatever you’re after you’ll find it. With entertainment by street performers and local musicians as well as cookery demonstrations, this Saturday event is one for all the family to enjoy. www.leytonfoodmarket.com

Yard Arm – A neighbourhood shop in the heart of Leyton, Yard Arm sells a selection of wine, beer, cheese, charcuterie, bread and coffee as well as lots of store cupboard essentials. With a few seats around the bar, guests can sit back and enjoy wine by the glass, coffee and sharing boards. Working with small independent producers, Yard Arm is a true gem in the community. yardarm.london

Deeneys – Open 7 days a week, this Scottish Café originally started on the markets in London. In October 2015, Deeney’s found a permanent home in Leyton, serving toasties, breakfast, soup, salads and cakes in a 20-seater café. “We started Deeney's cafe because as Leyton locals we realised the area was crying out for a friendly, neighbourhood cafe. We wanted to open the kind of cafe we like going to, somewhere comfortable, with a nice community feel. We serve great coffee, good value breakfasts and our famous toasties - including "The Macbeth" our unique haggis toastie which Timeout and the Evening Standard have named one of London's best sandwiches.” Carol and Paddy, Co-Owners. www.deeneys.com

Leyton Technical – Located in the Old Town Hall and in close proximity to the underground station, sits the restored building which houses this gastro pub. Unlike any building around, once inside, you’ll find an extensive range of drinks and freshly made food seven days a week. With a DJ on Friday and Saturday’s, this lively venue also has weekly quizzes and monthly comedy nights. "A contemporary public house with antique furniture and lavish architecture, featuring marbled mosaic floors, beautiful high ceilings and chandeliers. Award-winners of Waltham Forest Council's ‘Best Heritage Scheme’'. Loredana Campisi, PR.  www.leytontechnical.com