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.