Located in a sought after location in this tree lined street is this spacious one bedroom first floor Victorian conversion in this mid terraced house. The flat has been recently refurbished. Good size kitchen/diner to the back of the property. Modern family bathroom. Spacious bright and airy lounge at the front of the flat. Located next to the open spaces of Wanstead Flats. Within walking distance of Wanstead Park BR station and Forest Gate BR station and close to other amenities. Property comes furnished. Available 5th September 2020.
Forest Gate is a residential district in east London, England, in the London Borough of Newham.
The area has never been an administrative unit and so has never had any formal boundaries, but it is often seen as conterminous with the E7 (Forest Gate) postal area and so it lies on both sides of the boundary between West and East Ham.
The area lies roughly 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Charing Cross and is bordered by Manor Park to the east and Stratford town centre to the west.
Forest Gate is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of Westfield Stratford City and the 2012 Olympic Park. The northern half of the busy Green Street runs through it and from 2019, Forest Gate railway station will be served by Crossrail.
The first known record of the name ‘Forest Gate’ comes from the West Ham parish registers of the late 17th century and describes a gate placed across the modern Woodford Road to prevent cattle straying from the open Wanstead Flats area of Epping Forest onto the main Roman road (Romford road) linking Camulodunum to Londinium. The gate was located close to the former Eagle & Child public house. It never was a toll gate and was demolished along with the keepers' cottage in 1881.
Forest Gate also houses West Ham Park, providing a place for sports to be played and to the north Forest Gate borders Wanstead Flats, which has numerous football pitches and areas set aside for bio-diversity and walking.
Among the many teams playing on the flats is Sunday League football team Senrab F.C.. Based in Forest Gate, Senrab operates fifteen teams for age groups ranging from 5 to 17 years old and has produced several players who have gone on to successful professional careers, including: John Terry (who gave an undisclosed sum to keep the club running in April 2011), Sol Campbell, Jermain Defoe, Ledley King, Bobby Zamora and Paul Konchesky. Several professional coaches also started out at Senrab, most notably Dario Gradi, Ray Wilkins and Alan Curbishley.
Forest Gate also has a local branch of the Women's Institute and is home to the Spotted Dog at 212 Upton Lane.