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, Jan 2015. Photo: Stephen Emms
Leytonstoner – or should it be Leyton Stoner? – is a title dedicated to all things cultural in E11, E15, E17, E7 and E10, with plenty of love for surrounding postcodes too. One thing we’re not is solely E11-focused.

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 (info@leytonstoner.london). We’ll also go even further afield than that, with regular ideas for hassle-free days out (like this one in Epping Forest). And we post travel, arts and food content from our other London sites across our social media network, including Twitter and Facebook.

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. 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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Want to know a bit more about us?

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

Leytonstoner is 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 central London as well as King’s Cross, Islington and beyond, which has a monthly print edition. We also publish travel title Weekendr, quarterly titles the St James’s Correspondent and Eustontowner, and Tottenham-focused Seventhsister.  Together our titles attract around 250,000 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
Contributing Editor: Miranda Eason
New Business director and associate editor: Tom Kihl
Staff Writers: Clare Hand, Laura Evans
Editorial contact: info@leytonstoner.london

Advertise: contact info@londonbelongstome.com

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Disclaimer: anything marked ‘review’ is paid for by ourselves and anonymous, while food-related content otherwise titled, such as ‘5 Things You Should Eat At’ or ‘So You’ve Never Been To’ or ‘What’s [name of restaurant] like?’ are mostly (but not always) hosted by the venues. Our budgets and resources are extremely limited: it therefore goes without saying that we are objective and constructively critical whatever route we take.

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