Will you love Forest Gate? Our local guide

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Forest Gate is a district in the London Borough of Newham, East London, England. It is located 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Charing Cross. “

Some great things about Forest Gate

At Cozee we looked at elements defining the area like restaurants, nightlife, parks, and more. Whether you’re a foodie or night owl, Forest Gate has something for you. Check out spots below to get a feel for life in Forest Gate.

What supermarkets are there?

Finally we wouldn’t like to let you down on where to do your grocery shopping in Forest Gate. Although solutions like Ocado, Amazon or other delivery services can be a great replacement, knowing if a grocery store is nearby the place you are about to live in is a big plus. Please find below the grocery stores in Forest Gate.

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page


As Londoners, at Cozee we are deeply attached to our weekly attendance to our local pub. Why should you be different in the place where you are going to live? That is why we have been testing and reviewing all the pubs in Forest Gate. As a matter of fact, we didn’t… But we would have loved to. Here is then the list of the greatest pubs of Forest Gate

Pub name Name Address Description
Forest Tavern 173 Forest Lane Forest Gate E7 9BB Fitted out in typical Antic style with bare floorboards and bricks, mismatched furniture, a collection of clocks on one wall, etc. Portobello took over from Antic here in late 2020.
Fox & Hounds 178 Forest Lane Forest Gate E7 9BB Traditional 1930s pub with an original U-shape central bar, masses of original features, fireplaces. Unusual array of army buttons and cap badges. Darts. Ex-Mann Crossman, Watney, Grand Met, Inntrepreneur, Unique, it’s been owned by Enterprise Inns since 2004. Rear paved garden.
Holly Tree 141 Dames Road Forest Gate E7 0DZ Large community pub, serving a residential area between Forest Gate and Leytonstone High Road. Refurbished and extended in 2019 to add a conservatory. Pub food. Large rear garden, plus a raised terrace at the front and a minature railway in the beer garden. Weather permitting this runs 2-5pm Sat & Sun. No parking at the pub or on surrounding streets.
Wanstead Tap Arch 352 Winchelsea Road Forest Gate E7 0AQ Serves up to six keg beers and offers a wide variety of tinned beers for on and off sales. Also wine and spirits. Check social media before visiting in case there are any events on.

Gyms in Forest Gate

As remote work becomes more prevalent, there’s a corresponding rise in gym attendance to maintain fitness. With options like David Lloyd, TheGym, and others, Forest Gate could be instrumental in helping you stay in shape – a valuable amenity in close proximity.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oasis Sports Centre 32 Endell Street, London 4.3 788
Virgin Active Shell-Mex House, 80 Strand, London 4.3 299
Gymbox Holborn 100 High Holborn, London 4.3 340
Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym 9 Endell Street, London 4.3 130
Fitness First 6 Bedford Street, London 4.3 345
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.3 62
Jubilee Hall Gym 30 The Piazza, London 4.3 111
Covent Garden Physiotherapy Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London 4.3 46
PureGym London Waterloo 11-15 Brad Street, London 4.3 234
Body Control Pilates 35 Little Russell Street, London 4.3 36
The Health Club at One Aldwych One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London 4.3 16
CryoAction Limited 71-75 Shelton Street, London 4.3 1
The Gym Group London Charing Cross 17-21 Northumberland Avenue, London 4.3 227
Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Covent Garden & West End Green Dragon House, 23 Stukeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Digme Fitness Covent Garden 4-10 Tower Street, London 4.3 150
Boom Cycle – Holborn 16 Procter Street, London 4.3 91
The Gym Group London Holborn Circus 1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London 4.3 263
Central Health Physiotherapy Quality House, 5-9 Quality Court, London 4.3 299
Tranquility Pilates Studio Ltd 16-18, New Bridge Street, London 4.3 5
ESPA Life at Corinthia Whitehall Place, London 4.3 246

What type of green space is there in Forest Gate?

One of London’s best features is its many green spaces. See if Forest Gate offers space for strolls or picnics.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A

Are the restaurants in Forest Gate any good?

Forest Gate is able to produce a large amount of different cuisines if you are looking. Take a look at the table below to find the most popular places to eat if you are a resident of Forest Gate.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Ala Pizza 28 Upton Lane, London 4.3 759
Himalaya Restaurant & Takeaway 9-10 Carlton Terrace, London 4.3 204
Ronak 317 Romford Road, London 4.3 49
PalmTree Banqueting 329 Romford Road, London 4.3 404
Pakhtoonkhwa Restaurant 76 Green Street, London 4.3 826
Chicago 30 369 Katherine Road, London 4.3 389
Masala Chai Nashta 90A Upton Lane, London 4.3 712
The Shahrour Grill 40 Upton Lane, London 4.3 1
Indiano Pizza – Forest Gate 126 Upton Lane, London 4.3 202
Elsha Delight London 173 Upton Lane, London 4.3 59
AYAN`S RESTAURANT 311 Romford Road, London 4.3 640
Subway 9 Woodgrange Road, London 4.3 176
Allstars Gourmet 89 Green Street, London 4.3 479
FATBOYZ 89 Green Street, London 4.3 672
Grillin Xpress (Forest Gate) 136 Green Street, London 4.3 627
Pizza Haven 14 Sebert Road, London 4.3 142
Afters Original – Forest Gate 166 Green Street, London 4.3 566
The Urban Chocolatier – Upton Park 30, East Shopping Centre, Green Street, London 4.3 1972
Forest Tavern 173 Forest Lane, London 4.3 639
London Ribeye Steakhouse 58 Plashet Road, London 4.3 509

Museums & Galleries in the area

An area lives because of the people who live, work and interact. Art is a great way to discover an area in a new way. If you are looking to move in Forest Gate we definitely recommend that you check for galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. They provide a great source of enjoyment over the weekends.

We weren’t able to find any museum in this area. Tell us in the comments if we were wrong. We’ll amend this page

How’s the local life around Forest Gate

Forest Gate is full of life and things to do. We suggest looking at Timeout for their weekly Forest Gate event listings to find local activities. Here’s a convenient link to see their upcoming happenings. Having a good grasp of what’s in Forest Gate and where helps get situated when moving. Our map compiles property price points and other details from this article to outline what’s available in Forest Gate.

The things you might need in Forest Gate

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Forest Gate name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Post offices of Forest Gate

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages easy. In a post office you can do things like exchange currency, post your packages, buy everyday items and even redirect your mail. It is likely you will use one at some point if you were to move in to the area so we have compiled the post offices nearby in a table below so you know if this area is the right place for you.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Forest Gate Post Office 21-23 Woodgrange Road, London 2.5 96
The Cargo Shop United Kingdom 1 1
Royal Mail Postbox 75a Green Street, London 5 1
Green Street Post Office 164 Green Street, London 3.8 252
Priority Post Box, Romford Road at Margery Park Road 220A Romford Road, London 0 0
Romford Road Post Office 444 Romford Road, London 2.7 53

Medical institutions in Forest Gate

Forest Gate has 6 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Birchdale Road Medical Centre 2 Birchdale Road, London 2.7 42
Upton Lane Medical Centre Upton Lane Medical Centre, 75-77 Upton Lane, London 1.6 135
HighQ Health 51 – 53 Upton Lane, London N/A N/A
PCR test Forest Gate East London 98 Green Street, London 5 1
Lord Lister Health Centre 121 Woodgrange Road, London 3.1 12
Faith Medicare 124 Romford Road, ESSEX N/A N/A

What schools are in the area of Forest Gate?

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Forest Gate vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Forest Gate Community School Forest Lane, London 3.7 39
St Angela’s Ursuline School Saint George’s Road, London 4 29
St Bonaventure’s – East Ham Boleyn Road, London 3.5 71
Stratford School Academy Grosvenor Road, London 4.4 36
Merit Tutors 54 Upton Lane, London 4.8 118
Steppping Stones Ltd Saint Bonaventures Rc Secondary School, 61 Boleyn Road, London N/A N/A
Elmhurst Primary School Upton Park Road, London 3.8 30
Stratford School Academy Upton Lane, Forest Gate 3.3 33
Sahan Preschool Day Nursery 12 Stukeley Road, London 4.7 39
Kumon Maths & English Durning Hall Community Centre, Earlham Grove, London 5 2
Chestnut Nursery School (Earlham Grove) 177 Earlham Grove, London 4.8 4
Earlham Primary School Earlham Grove, London 4.7 14
O.K Gymnastics Academy Forest Gate Community School, Forest Lane, London 4.5 10
Shaftesbury Primary School Shaftesbury Road, London 4.4 36
Azhar Academy 235A Romford Road, London 4.4 50
Selwyn Primary School Selwyn Road, London 4.4 14
Quwwat-ul-Islam Girls’ School 16 Chaucer Road, London 4.6 21
St James C Of E Junior School Tower Hamlets Road, London 4.1 17
Woodgrange Infant School Sebert Road, London 2.6 8
Sandringham Primary School Sandringham Road, London 4.5 22

In Forest Gate, what tube and train stations are nearby?

Train and tube stations in Forest Gate can provide you with direct links to nearby cities and hence, they are a desirable feature for people when deciding on a place to live. Those who move into a city with direct transport links are able to travel further for work and will maybe spend less time commuting. Find a table below about where these transport links are:

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Wanstead Park Woodgrange Road, London 3.4 57
Forest Gate London 3.5 78

What else is close by?

If you need a comparison of other nearby neighbourhoods besides Forest Gate, Cozee Properties have provided you with guides with information on other areas too.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Canning Town See the guide here
Plaistow See the guide here
Three Mills See the guide here
Bromley-by-Bow See the guide here
East Ham See the guide here
Upton Park See the guide here
Old Ford See the guide here
West Ham See the guide here
Stratford See the guide here
Maryland See the guide here
Manor Park See the guide here
Little Ilford See the guide here
Cann Hall See the guide here
Leytonstone See the guide here
Canning Town See the guide here
Plaistow See the guide here
Three Mills See the guide here
Bromley-by-Bow See the guide here
East Ham See the guide here
Upton Park See the guide here
Old Ford See the guide here
West Ham See the guide here
Stratford See the guide here
Maryland See the guide here
Manor Park See the guide here
Little Ilford See the guide here
Cann Hall See the guide here
Leytonstone See the guide here

If you are looking to buy or sell a property and want to get an idea of how the market works there, have a look at our property prices guides below

Postcode area Link to our property price guide
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