About us

An excellent inscription on the bench outside St John's churchyard on Church Lane. Photo: Stephen Emms
Witty: the inscription on the bench outside St John’s on Church Lane. Photo: Stephen Emms
Leytonstoner (or should it be Leyton Stoner?) is a brand new title dedicated to all things cultural in E11, E15, E17, E7 and E10, with plenty of love for surrounding postcodes too.

So if you’ve got something exciting going on in Leyton, Leytonstone, Wanstead, Walthamstow, Upper Clapton, Forest Gate, Stratford or Hackney Wick, please do drop us a line. We’ll also go even further afield than that, with regular ideas for hassle-free days out (like this one in Epping Forest).

It’s worth stressing too that we are a good news title (not the “local paper”) and leave the hard stuff to other established publications. Instead, we focus on the arts, food, lifestyle, travel and people. Our Ich Bin Q&A interviews a different local each week – if that’s you, email us below. Read more on why we started Leytonstoner here. And don’t forget to like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter (@leytonstoner).

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Contributing Editor: Miranda Eason

Miranda Eason. Photo: ME
Miranda Eason. Photo: ME

Miranda, who moved to E11 fifteen years ago, started out at now-defunct young women’s magazine B. Staff jobs at various teen monthlies followed, including Sugar and Top of the Pops, before a foray into the world of the glossies. After taking a year off to travel (which included learning to surf in Costa Rica, roadtripping round California and gaining a yoga teacher training qualification in Spain) she has since been freelancing for all manner of fashion and lifestyle websites and magazines. Follow her on Twitter: @miranda_eason

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Tim was born and brought up in Kentish Town, north London, before moving to Leytonstone with his wife in 2013. He works for the British Council and, before his move east, was a longterm contributor to Kentishtowner.

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Want to know a bit more about us?

A recent cover of Kentishtowner in print.
A recent cover of Kentishtowner in print.

Leytonstoner is the fourth London title published by London Belongs To Me, an award-winning boutique publishing house whose focus is on the interesting, less heralded bits of the capital that are sometimes forgotten in the stampede towards Soho, Dalston or Shoreditch.

Our north London flagship title Kentishtowner was founded by broadsheet writer Stephen Emms in 2010. It won funding from Nesta in 2012 and started a monthly print edition in 2013.

Since then, Emms, co-editor Tom Kihl and our small team have also launched Below The River, whose focus is south London, and Gasholder, dedicated to all things King’s Cross, Islington and beyond, which also has a print edition. Together our titles attract around 200,000 readers, with well over 100,000 on social media too (don’t forget to follow @londonbelongs_ for the highlights of all of ’em).

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Founding editor Stephen Emms
New Business director and associate editor Tom Kihl
Designer Olly Skinner
Contributors Sarah Park, Brendan Hodrien, Clare Hand
Advertise: contact info@londonbelongstome.com

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We’re looking for contributors of all walks of life, from writers to photographers to local businesses, interviewees and pop-ups, so if you like what we do, get in touch: info@leytonstoner.london