Leyton is one of the most diverse areas of London and indeed the whole of the United Kingdom with 65 percent of residents being black, asian, or from an ethnic minority. Communities from all over the world call Leyton home and hundreds of different languages are spoken throughout. It’s also a young place with over half of the population being under 30 years of age.
Leyton has a strong connection to sport. It’s home to part of the Olympic Park, Leyton Orient Football Club and will have the UK’s first Urban Cricket Hub at the Leyton Cricket Ground. That’s not to mention a large number of leisure centres offering activities to residents, such as the brand new Feel Good Too Sports Centre.
Leyton has a vast array of green spaces, including Jubilee Park and Coronation Gardens, and its own city farm, Brooks Farm. A thriving cultural scene of restaurants and iconic pubs; it’s also where legendary English heavy metal band Iron Maiden formed. The area has two public libraries, Leyton Library and Lea Bridge Library, that offer a range of a services to residents.