By Mental Gentle
Wandering around Walthamstow Village, it’s easy to forget that you’re actually still in London. Despite being in the heart of north-east London and at the end of the Victoria line, this little part of E17 really does live up to its ‘village’ status and is the ancient centre of present-day Walthamstow. It was designated as a conservation area in 1967 and has all the ingredients of a traditional English village: a 12th century church (St Mary’s, right in the centre of the area), a 15th century timber-framed house, almshouses, local pubs, a museum, and the requisite attractive street of small restaurants, cafes and wine shop…
The village isn’t the only attraction in Walthamstow, however. The William Morris Gallery is situated in the beautiful Lloyd Park, whilst places such as Mother’s Ruin Gin Factory and God’s Own Junk Yard are really worth a visit. We had such fun exploring that we ran out of time and will just have to go back to see some more!