Walthamstow is a town in east London and in the south-east of England more generally. Having originated as a collection of villages, Walthamstow expanded massively during the Victorian period due to its proximity to London, eventually becoming merged with the city itself. With excellent connections throughout London, Walthamstow presents a perfect area for professionals, whilst young families can make use of any one of the fantastic schools serving the area. Shoppers can enjoy the town's Mall, containing a fantastic range of high-street brands, or can take the short trip towards Oxford Street, Bond Street or Camden Market for even more varied fare. Eager foodies can make use of the markets at Borough Street or Dalston, or to visit one of the hundreds of wonderful restaurants throughout the city. Arty types, meanwhile, can visit the National Gallery or Tate or take in a show at the fantastic National Theatre. Those looking for an escape from busy city life, meanwhile, can visit the Walthamstow Marshes to relax in a beautiful green space. Properties to rent in the city range from beautiful studio flats to more spacious apartments in purpose-built complexes, all the way up to more spacious family homes, and everything in between.