Leytonstone is a vibrant area with plenty of shops, schools and transport links.
It also has good green spaces as Epping Forest boundaries reach Leytonstone. This provides lovely wide open spaces, with Epping Forest to the north and a large boating lake, Hollow Ponds. Wanstead Park offers a public golf course and a fishing lake. There is also a sports centre and a couple of tennis clubs. The schools in the area are :
Connaught School for Girls, a specialist Language school
Leytonstone School, which is a specialist Business and Enterprise school
Buxton Secondary Phase, a specialist Science school Formerly known as Tom Hood High School
Norlington School for Boys, a specialist Maths and ICT school
Buxton Primary Phase Primary School, formerly known as Cann Hall
The Jenny Hammond Primary School, near Buxton school
Gwynn Jones Primary School
Leytonstone tube station is on the Central line of the London Underground, on the boundary of Zones 3 and 4. Leytonstone also has an over ground station. Church Path near Leytonstone station is quite trendy with bookshops and cafes.
The famous Alfred Hitchcock Hotel in Whipps Cross Road is well known and named after the film director who came from Leytonstone.