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Walthamstow Area Guide

History of Walthamstow

Walthamstow comes from the word ‘Wilcumestowe’ ("The Place of Welcome"). It remained rural until the 19th century with a small village centre (This part is now called Walthamstow Village).

The railways in the late 19th century led to rapid suburbanisation.

William Morris was born and lived there for several years. His house is now a museum dedicated to his life and works.

Frederick Bremer built the first motor car in London between 1892 and 1894. In 1912 the "Motor" Magazine recognised Bremer’s Car as the ‘first British built petrol driven car’.

Today, Walthamstow remains a suburban town where properties are more affordable while being an easy commute to London thanks to its good transport links. Properties range from garden houses, flat conversions and ex-local authority.

 

Places of interest Click here for more information

• William Morris Gallery Vestry House Museum Walthamstow Greyhound Racing StadiumWalthamstow Market and a farmers market on Sundays

 

Transport Links Visit Transport for London for more information

Walthamstow Central - Rail and Victoria Lines

Blackhorse Road - Rail and Victoria Lines

Walthamstow Queens Road - Rail

 

Local Authority

Waltham Forest http://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/

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