Leytonstone is a very diverse area of London with around 45 percent of residents being born outside of the UK. Hundreds of different languages are spoken with Urdu, Polish, Romanian and Turkish being the most common besides English.
Perhaps Leytonstone's most famous son is legendary film director Sir Alfred Hitchcock. You'll see mosaics depicting his films at Leytonstone tube station. Other notable names include singer songwriter Damon Albarn, TV chef Fanny Craddock, TV presenters Jonathan Ross and June Sarpong, and English sporting captains David Beckham and Graham Gooch.
The area has a number of important public services and iconic landmarks. These include Whipps Cross University Hospital, St John the Baptist's Church, the redeveloped Leytonstone Library, The Junction adult learning centre, and the green spaces including parts of the Epping Forest.