Spotlight on… Forest Gate

Location is one of the most important considerations to make when deciding on a new property, and Forest Gate, home to Earlham Square and The Grove, really is one of East London’s hidden gems. Offering an established, vibrant community and packed with independent businesses, there’s plenty to do in Forest Gate in 2023…

  1. Forest Gate Community Garden… 4 minutes’ walk from Earlham Square and The Grove

The Forest Gate Community Garden embodies the wonderful community in Forest Gate. Their various projects throughout the year strive to protect the living environment and promote biodiversity. The specialised events, such as the Green Fingers Family Gardening Club which takes place every Saturday, are a great way to get the whole family involved with the outdoors. Visit their website to find out more about their upcoming projects and volunteering opportunities.

  1. Forest Tavern… 7 minutes’ walk from Earlham Square and The Grove

The fabulous Forest Tavern is at the heart of Forest Gate, providing locally brewed beer, cask ales, inventive cocktails and so much more. The friendly ambience and cosy interiors make for a relaxing evening. They also have great outdoor spaces for when the weather is warmer and event areas for any upcoming occasions you have. We know where we’re heading this weekend!

  1. Wild Goose Bakery… 13 minutes’ walk from Earlham Square and The Grove

Located in the Forest Gate Arches, Wild Goose Bakery offers delicious South African-inspired baked goods… it really is one of our favourites. With a variety of sweet and savoury treats (the fig and almond tarts are just spectacular!) and a fantastic bake at home range, you’ve got to visit on your next lunch break.

  1. The Flower Cabin… 15 minutes’ walk from Earlham Square and The Grove

Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift or some beautiful blooms to brighten up your home, The Flower Cabin has an impressive array of seasonal plants and flowers. This family-run business can be found at The Old Slate Yard and is one not to miss!

  1. E7 Collective… Various locations around Forest Gate

The E7 Collective is present at various pop ups and markets in Forest Gate throughout the year offering handmade jewellery, homeware, fashion and much more from local makers and fellow independent businesses. Their bespoke pieces are  stunning… perfect for a personalised gift or a well-deserved treat for yourself.

Our collection of contemporary and chic shared ownership apartments at Earlham Square and The Grove are located in fabulous Forest Gate. If you’d like to book a private appointment to view the show apartment, click here. Follow us on Instagram @gatewaynewhomes to see more about shared ownership, our available homes and more of the wonderful businesses in the area!