Guide to Forest Gate
Forest Gate is set for a very bright future; as a stop on the newly completed Elizabeth Line its now a direct link to Canary Wharf, Liverpool Street, Tottenham Court Road and a Heathrow Airport as well as being connected to Essex and Berkshire.
Already on the radar of future-looking buyers – from owner-occupiers, to landlords, to property developers – the homes of Forest Gate will surely repeat the success of locations along the Jubilee Line and London Overground extensions.
Forest Gate’s station is a beautiful red brick building surrounded by local shops, and with the new Elizabeth Line comes a remodelled approach and pedestrian-friendly piazza. There are plenty of great places to eat and drink in the neighbourhood including The Wanstead Tap, Arch Rivals and The Golden Fleece.
The local stock of property, in similar fashion to neighbouring Wanstead, Leytonstone and Leyton, is full of Victorian houses from cottage-size to larger family homes. The most sought-after districts are: The Lanes, a group of streets leading north off Forest Lane and just west of Forest Gate station; the Woodgrange Estate Conservation Area, made up of Hampton Road, Osborne Road, Claremont Road and Windsor Road in a grid to the east of Woodgrange Road; and another grid of streets running south from Wanstead Flats and Capel Road, known as Forest Gate Village.