Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Walthamstow is a busy town in the part of Greater London which was once part of Essex. It is on the edge of Epping Forest.

The street market is a very busy one, and is the longest in Europe, being a mile long.

St. Mary`s Church is basically mediaeval, but was restored in the 19th century.

The Monoux Almshouses date from around 1760.

Lloyd House dates from the 18th century and was the childhood home of William Morris. It now houses a gallery devoted to his work.

Walthamstow Marshes Nature Reserve is a skilfully managed wetland area, with wildflowers, hay meadows and butterflies.

The Bremer car was produced in Walthamstow from 1892. This was the first British car powered by an internal combustion engine.

Mike Leigh`s play "Abigail`s Party" is set in Walthamstow.

William Morris, the outstanding craftsman, writer, conservationist and social reformer, was born at Walthamstow.

The former Prime Minister Clement Attlee was local Member of Parliament. On his retirement he took the title Earl Attlee of Walthamstow.

Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Walthamstow for groups.

Places in Walthamstow

St. Mary`s Church, Walthamstow Central Station, Walthamstow Queens Road Station, Walthamstow Vestry House, William Morris Gallery

Places in Walthamstow...