Blackhorse Road Station is in Walthamstow, East London. It is right beside a group of reservoirs which is a popular place for walking, birdwatching and fishing. Walthamstow Village is a conservation area with many Victorian buildings. There are plenty of shops and restaurants as well as Europe’s longest daily street market. However, there are few hotels near Blackhorse Road station. They offer budget and mid-range accommodation. The closest is the 2 star Trinity House, a Victorian property where all rooms are en suite and have their own TV and fridge. The Sleeping Beauty Motel (**) is another option in the area. It is a modern, purpose built property, fitted with wireless internet. The Express by Holiday Inn London Chingford is a 3 star hotel, close to the Walthamstow Street Market and the Walthamstow Greyhound Stadium. These Blackhorse Road hotels would be suitable for travellers on a budget. The journey into the city centre takes about half an hour.
Blackhorse Road is a London Overground and Underground station in Walthamstow, East London. It’s on the Victoria Line in Zone 3. It was built in 1968 to accommodate the newly built Victoria Line. It is the least used station on that line. It has a mural of a black horse on the wall outside.
The William Morris Gallery is an 18th century property and the boyhood home of William Morris, the textile designer, artist, writer and socialist. It has a permanent exhibition on his life and displays his work, including wallpaper, fabric, carpet and stained glass. There are also changing exhibitions on display.
The Douglas Eyre Sports Centre has football, cricket and hockey pitches. It also has a large hall capable of holding 100 people for parties, receptions and events.
The station is very near the Lockwood and Maynard Reservoirs which was built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They are Sites of Special Scientific Interest and are popular with walkers, birdwatchers and fisherman. The Lea Valley Walk takes you past a chain of reservoirs, through marshland and onto the banks of the river.
The Lea Valley Experience Museum looks at the industrial rail history of the area since the 1880’s. There are a range of exhibits on show including steam engines, buses, trains and fire engines.
The Vestry House Museum is in Walthamstow Village, which is a conservation area. It has a display on the history of Waltham Forest including many old photographs. It also has a flower and herb garden.
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