Walthamstow still has some affordable flats and larger homes for keen investors, and rents are good value too. The area's strong sense of community, good schools and excellent transport links, mean it's becoming increasingly popular with people being priced out of nearby areas.
Walthamstow Village is the area's most desirable location, with its ancient church, almshouses and pretty cottages. But the rest of the town is booming, with new residential and retail developments. Walthamstow's transport connections give it true stand-out appeal. There are many different stations, with services that will get you into the centre of London and beyond. The M11 and M25 are close by too.
Walthamstow Market is the longest outdoor market in Europe, with around 500 stalls selling anything from fruit and veg to street food to gifts. On Sundays there's a farmers' market, and nearby Wood Street Indoor Market is an emporium of all-things vintage.