History

Five Mile Hike: #1. Leytonstone to Barking

Our new occasional column highlights less obvious urban hikes across the wider area

St Patrick’s Cemetery: Leytonstone’s most atmospheric corner?

It's home to 170,000 graves, including the Hitchcock family and Jack The Ripper's last ...

Gods Own Junk Yard. ©Peter Dazeley

God’s Own Junkyard: the story of neon signs – and their E17 home

In an exclusive extract from new book London Explored, read why the world's biggest ...

Unchartered Streets: take a six-mile hike around Leyton with this new guide

Author Matt Haynes talks through some highlights of his fascinating new 92-page guidebook to ...

Disappeared: the local cinemas I knew and loved

Lifelong local resident Alan Wells OBE recalls the 1960s picturehouses of Leyton, Leytonstone and ...