Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest, in north-east London, is one of the greenest boroughs north of the River Thames. It’s made up of three neighbourhoods: Chingford in the north, Walthamstow in the centre and Leyton and Leytonstone in the south.

It is a diverse borough, with 62 per cent of residents being from minority ethnic backgrounds. The overall population is younger than the UK average and the main religion is Christianity.

Waltham Forest was a host borough for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and has quick and easy transport links into the centre.

  • 1033
    new homes
    built in Waltham Forest between April 2017 and March 2018
  • 284k
    total population
    in 2018
  • 12755
    active in Waltham Forest in 2017
  • 56m
    at Waltham Forest's railway stations in 2017

Waltham Forest neighbourhoods

Current projects in Waltham Forest

Your assembly member

Jennette Arnold OBE

Labour Group
Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest
What they can do for you

Volunteering in Waltham Forest with Team London

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