Are you thinking of visiting Leyton? There are so many places you can visit this lovely area. Leyton is in East London and borders around Walthamstow and Leytonstone in Waltham Forest. We’ve compiled a few places to keep you entertained during your visit to Leyton.
Leyton Jubilee Park
Leyton Jubilee Park is a place to spend with family and friends. They have a lot of leisure facilities to make your visit very interesting. The park has improved it’s leisure facilities over the past six years by including attractions such as its outdoor gym, a pirate ship for children above 3 years old, football pitches, basketball courts, natural play equipment, KukooLaLa cafe and a variety of wildlife for your viewing. This is a place you wouldn’t want to miss out on because it has it has a lot of space for playing and is built for people of all ages.
Vestry House Museum
The Vestry House Museum is another great place to be. It is at the heart of the Walthamstow village. The museum has an award-winning garden with a very versatile community room. The museum receives a lot of visitors regularly coming to see a number of its displays and also to learn a lot about the area's heritage.
A great and exciting place to visit is the ArcelorMittal Orbit which offers you a panoramic view of London. The structure is considered as Britain’s tallest structure and is over 80m. The orbit is the world’s highest and longest tunnel slide. It boasts of up to 178m in length. On it’s very top you can be able to see clearly places like Gherkin, Big Ben, and the Shard. Also, football fans will enjoy this view especially because they will also be able to see the famous football grounds in London including West Ham United. When visiting Leyton, take time to go around the ArcelorMittal to have a great time with the view and also learning the history of the building.
At the ArcelorMittal Orbit, you will enjoy a 49 seconds trip circling the orbit up to 12 times before you are taken to the ground floor on a 59m straight drop.
The London Fields, Hackney
Just thirteen minutes drive from Leyton, the London Fields Hackney is a great place to visit. If you are looking for a place to spend a nice summer afternoon, this park is a place to be. They have a pub just around the corner where you can get drinks. The landscape is so beautiful and makes a perfect scenery for great photos.
The Enchanted Christmas House
If you are looking to spend your holiday differently this year, you should visit the enchanted Christmas house in Islington just a 24 minutes drive from Leyton. It is especially a fun place to take your kids for the holiday. They usually start with the Garden of Winter Wonder for the kids to play as much as they can and also dress in a fancy costume.
Kids can enjoy a tour in every room where they get to meet a group of jolly elves and are engaged in a variety of magical activities. The kids also help the elves in making Christmas toys, playing games with the genie and decorating gingerbread men with Mrs. Claus. They also get to visit the Santa Claus grotto.
Valentine’s Mansion and Gardens
Explore this 300-year-old country house with its beautiful gardens. The mansion can be found in the historic Valentine’s Park which is the heart of Ilford. Everything in the mansion is built with elegance and style. Discover the Victorian kitchen and Georgian bedchamber. It is a place where families can enjoy spending time together doing activities like playing dress up in Victorian costumes, getting busy in the mini kitchen range, kids playing in the mini mansion doll house and also exploring every history of Valentines on the touch screen computer.