Leyton

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Coordinates: 51°33′38″N 0°00′56″W / 51.560558°N 0.015465°W / 51.560558; -0.015465

Leyton is an area of east London and part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest, located 6.2 miles (10 km) north east of Charing Cross. It borders Walthamstow and Leytonstone; Stratford in Newham; and Homerton and Lower Clapton in the London Borough of Hackney.

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History and features

Geography

Leyton is at the heart of the Lower Lea Valley, the river forming the western boundary, and it straddles the Prime Meridian. The area rises from marshland along the Lea to over 30 metres at Whipps Cross on the southern edge of Epping Forest. It is a dormitory suburb of terraced houses built between 1870 and 1910, interspersed with modern housing estates.[1] Many high-rise council blocks that dominated the skyline have been demolished over the past 15 years.

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