The London borough of Waltham Forest has a population of 223,200 and is the 16th largest London borough. more
The Waltham Forest house prices average at £234,134. Waltham Forest has historically known for having deprived housing conditions. However being one of the five London boroughs to host the 2012 Summer Olympics, the area has undergone a huge regeneration project, which has dramtically improved housing conditions throughout the Waltham Forest borough.
The borough of Waltham Forest is a very family-friendly environment and is home to Europe's longest daily street market, the Walthamstow Market. The market measures one kilometer long and has five hundred different stalls, selling fruit, vegetables, clothing and electronic goods. The market combines a traditional cockney atmosphere with a variety of ethic stalls.
The London Borough of Waltham Forest has over 500 acres (2 km²) of open space. One of the most popular outdoor attractions is the William Morris Galler Highams Park. This in combination with having more green space within the borough than any other north London borough makes it a healthy and peaceful borough to live in. The Waltham Forest borough itself offers five Leisure Centers that offer a great variety of activities and host various events on a regular basis.
The local areas public transport system is also very developed. The Central and Victoria tube line runs through Waltham Forest. Besides the London Underground, the National Express East Anglia and 24hour London Buses routes have recently improved the public accessibility of the North London borough.
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|Government Body:||Waltham Forest London Borough Council|
|Population density:||5,749 / km²|